By Kinky Roots | Mar 22, 2018
For as long as we can remember in Senegal, West Africa, women have been twisting their hair, protecting it and making it grow longer. These came to be called Senegalese twists. Getting them on your head might test your patience but they are worth it. So, let’s jump right to the steps to create Senegalese Twists.
Wash your hair with a Profectiv Mega Growth Stimulating Shampoo and dry it completely followed by detangling. A pack of 6-8 Darling Super Star Black extensions will be enough to make Senegalese twists. These Super Star extensions are made of Kanekalon fibre and hence can be put in a hot water treatment.
You can section your hair as desired because it is always better to pre-part your hair before you start twisting.
It is time to go on a ‘one on one’ date with a section starting from the front to back. Keep the remaining sections out of the way with the help of hair clips. Moisturize it with Shea butter and seal that moisture with the help of Dr Miracles Strengthen Daily Moisturizing Gro Oil.
Now, split the sections in half and install the synthetic hair close to the roots as shown in the picture. Keep twisting the synthetic hair outwards with natural hair and then cross-wards to create a rope-like structure. Repeat the steps for each section and be patient.
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After twisting your tresses, the ends need to be sealed. Do it by dipping the ends of your twists in super-hot water for a few seconds. As the water will be too hot, getting assistance from your fellow sistah is advisable. When you pull out your hair, leave it to dry on its own.
Don’t forget to apply a dime-size amount of African Pride Olive Miracle Silky Smooth Edges Hair Gel on your edges or nappy hair to complete the look.
Senegalese Twists being a protective hairstyle has a lot of benefits. To maximize its benefits look at these Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Protective Style.
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