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Four Weeks In Twists

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa

Yey! My kinks managed to get to week four with twists in. Yes week four. I am so proud of myself. As I mentioned in the previous post just before this one, one of my frustrations with two strand twists is my hair’s inability to keep them on for at least a month. I also mentioned that I did my twists differently to try and address this problem area of our relationship.

Just to remind you, I did my twists in stages for different sections of my hair. When my whole head was twisted, I then re-twisted the hair along my forehead as and when it became too untidy. This helped me to keep them longer.tw1

¬†This last weekend, on Saturday I flat twisted the section of hair along my forehead once more before taking them out because my scalp is in such a state and it’s so itchy it needs a thorough wash. I only washed my hair in these twists once after about two weeks with them. The main reason I did this is to combat the matting of shed hair which may mean detangling nightmares. I noticed detangling is much harder when my hair is washed in twists many times before taking them out. So this time, my hair relied mainly on my spritz for moisture more than anything and of course my trusted Shea butter to seal the moisture in.

My hair this week!


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Fifi 4 August 2013 - 15:27

Gosh, I love your hair and your blog. I very recently did my second big chop after 4 years because of frustration with my hair. This was mainly due to bad practices like using thin-toothed combs, products that didn’t truly moisturize properly, and blowdrying. I found out too late how to take care of my hair properly and that resulted in lasting damage. It’s been about a month since I shaved my head bald, and I’m so glad I found this blog! I’m totally inspired to start all over again and grow/maintain my hair the right way.

Thank you!

Ruth Mafupa 5 August 2013 - 07:34

You’re so welcome Fifi. I also tried going natural some 7 years back and went back to relaxing because of frustrations and not knowing how to properly take care of kinky hair. I had no information. When I went natural this time, I read a lot of blogs as well to learn the ropes. But the blogs I read were mainly American and that’s when I decided to start blogging and contribute to the knowledge base for African Kinky hair care and inspire others here in Africa and in Southern Africa specifically.

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