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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Protective Style Series Vol 10.5 | How To Safely Take Out Senegalese Twists

How To Safely Take Out Senegalese Twists
After 6 weeks of the protective style of Senegalese Twists, I'm soooo ready to take out my hair!!! I am so excited and refreshed to have my natural back in my loving and caring hands. This is actually the shortest I had a long-term protective style...but y'all know how it is...you miss your curls.


FIRST DAY: Take Out Braids

Section your braids into 4-6 manageable sections. Cut your braids 2 inches below your own natural hair. Mix water and conditioner in a spray bottle to lubricate your braids before taking out. I use distilled water and Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. Your hair will be vulnerable and delicate, so this concoction gives your hair moisture and lots of slip to get the braids out and to detangle the shed hair out as well.

How To Safely Take Out Senegalese Twists

As you complete each section, use an oil on that section to fully detangle with your fingers and to ensure all loose hairs are out. Then bantu knot/two strand twist that section of hair to keep stretched and detangled. I used Coconut Oil. 
How To Safely Take Out Senegalese Twists

Quick Tip: If you do not finish all the braids in one day, put a plastic cap over what was already done. Then finish the rest the next day.


SECOND DAY: Wash Day

After leaving the conditioner and oil on my hair to pre-poo and to really condition my hair overnight, it is time to do my full wash day to cleanse and condition my curls:
Hair Rinse - Fermented Rice Water

Check out more Hair Tips | Washing Regimen For Fine, Natural Hair for information on my FAV wash day regimen and products.



Here's to loving my natural hair!!!


Check out my Senegalese Twists Journey:


Natural hair says: after you have a long-term style, makes sure to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of build up, use a protein treatment to strengthen your strands, and deep condition your hair to return the moisture to your strands. Remember to have patience with your hair during this process. Your hair will surely thank you for the TLC!


Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J



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