by Dominique of Natural Hair Care Info
With Spring Break right around the corner and lots of cousins coming to visit soon, I wanted to do a hairstyle that would last my little sister several weeks and would be easy enough that she could maintain it herself.
Due to our hectic schedule, Bunny has become quite the queen of chunky twists (wash, condition, twist, and repeat), so this style was a treat for her!
Now that she’s ten, she told me she’d like to help out more with her hair care, so I’ve been trying to include her in that if at all possible. She now washes her hair by herself (as long as it’s in eight-to-ten braids), moisturizes it daily, and helps out with her twists a little. Proud big sister moment!
Products I used:
- Mixed Chicks Shampoo
- Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner
- Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner
- Beija-Flor Naturals Cream Brulee
I began by washing her hair with some MC shampoo. This was my first time using any of the Mixed Chicks products and they all receive two thumbs up from us! Once her hair was washed, I DC’d, rinsed, applied a generous amount of leave in, and put her hair in twelve Ghana braids to stretch it out for mini twists.
I left her hair like this for about five days (I intended to leave them in for two or three days, but that’s just how it ended up unfolding), so her hair was super stretched out and completely tangle free! I tied up the top eight sections, which left me one row of four Ghana Braids in the back. I took down one Ghana braid at a time, added a little Beija-Flor Naturals to the entire section, combed it through with her Denman and began twisting. I parted her hair on a slight slant, which seemed to help the process go by much faster.
In my head, I saw me knocking her minis out in about three hours; however, we ended up doing them for two hours over the course of three days. By the way, I think I’ve seen my fair share of Disney movies! We watched Aladdin, Toy Story 3, the Princess & the Frog, and the Fox & the Hound.
Here is the end of day one of twisting:
Here I the end of day two of twisting:
And finally, here’s the finished masterpiece:
The first thing I did was give her a good trim (I took off the bottom inch or so) for which she was long overdue. She LOVES her mini twists! They’ve been in for about two weeks and they’re still going strong! Bunny’s goal for her hair is for it to be long enough for her to sit on! She just turned tens year olds, so I hope she will reach her goal before she’s a teen! And of course, we had to do a quick length check.
I think that she can claim waist length now.
Each day I spritz her hair with a little water and moisturize with a water-based moisturizer. We’ve used two different ones – one by Its Perfectly Natural and one by Mixed Chicks. And I think that’s it! You can check out more of our styles on our = Website: natural-hair-care-info.com Blog: natural-hair-care-info.blogspot.com Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Natural.Hair.Care.Info Thank you so much for reading!
That’s really cute. Ive tried to do mini twists in my hair, on three different occasions, but only finished maybe a quarter of my head then quit. They look awesome i just don’t have the patience 😦
I love to put mini twist in my daughter’s hair.I can keep them in for about a month (I think that is the longest we did) and they still look great. I think this will be my go to style for her this summer since we are beach bums and don’t know how to leave. LOL! The only thing about this that drives me crazy is the take down, but Naptural85 showed an easy way to take down as long as you twist right.
I have done this on my daughter’s hair and she loves it. She is able to wear it down this way and still have it protected. i have left the mini twists in her hair for about a month and it really grew a lot. I think this will be our go to style for the summer since we are beach bums. Having the mini twist will allow me to wash any sand out as well as keep it up and protected.
I love this style but can’t get my twists to not unravel on Chloe’s hair. Any tips someone can share, please! I’m going to try parting on an angle too.
You could try sealing the ends with shea butter or JBCO. That has worked with my daughter. It acts almost like a glue sticking the ends together.
I just realize I posted twice to this????? DUH!!!! Shelli I visit your blog too much! LOL!!
Thanks so much for posting my guest post!! It looks awesome! Thanks ❤
Awww, you’re welcome Dominique and thank you for sending it to me!!