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Protective Style Challenge: Mini Twists (weeks 1-3)


For our Protective Style Challenge we decided to do ....mini twists!
Yes, mini twists! If you ask some of my facebook friends, they will tell you how much
I dreaded doing this style. It's a beautiful style, but I did not want to sit for hours, and hours, and I didn't even want to think about the take down process. Well, I caved in, and surprisingly it wasn't too bad after all!

 (fyi: the last photo is from week 2)
Here are some close up pictures.



This style took 3-4 hours we only had a few breaks. I started her hair in the back, I didn't part it, just sectioned it with my fingers. I washed her hair 2 days before styling and banded it. I used Eco Styler Gel mixed with Bee Mine Curly Butter for hold. For some reason I really like mixing the two products. The Eco Styler alone sometimes leaves a white flaky residue but has a really good hold.

But on the down side, the two products combined makes N's hair wet, and then once the twists dries it creates this kinda-cute-weird-crinkly-thingy <--ignore all of that...But it did create this curly look. Overall N said "Mommy, this is my favorite hairstyle!" Yes, her favorite, so you guessed it, we will be seeing more of this style lol.

Here is a tutorial video on how to do Mini Twists, I pretty much followed her directions.


Have you ever tried mini twists? If so, how was your experience? 

15 comments

Lex | Thursday, January 26, 2012

not on my daughter I dont know if I have the patience lol but I have done them on myself :)

UntrainedHairMom | Thursday, January 26, 2012

I have never done mini's..but I've done small twists...this makes me want to try the mini's though...kind of.. lol

Kandy | Thursday, January 26, 2012

I didnt think I would have the patience too, but it wasnt that bad, you should give it a shot :)

Angelica | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hello, does the hair need to be naturally curly? And how exactly did you do that? Real pretty!

Kandy | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thanks, well you would have to make sure that the hair is thick enough to hold the twists, so that the twists won't unravel. Here is a great tutorial on how to do it It's very simple, just take two small sections of hair, and wrap them around each other (like how you wrap the bread-ties from bread, those small wire-thingys)Well you are going to wrap those two sections around each other all the way down to the ends of the hair. I hope this helps and check out youtube for mini twists, there will be a few instructional videos.

Kandy | Thursday, January 26, 2012

I added a video to the post above, i hope this helps :)

Kandy | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Come on Brooke, I swear its not that bad!! I was a chicken too lol

My Baby Girls Curls | Thursday, January 26, 2012

I have done mini twists on my daughter's hair who is 1.5 back in November. Of course this was done while she was asleep and I loved the turn out. Twists (not minis) have always been the style of choice for her hair. However, I dreaded taking them out!!! I've done them once and haven't done them since. But after a nice long break, I think I'm ready for the challenge again. I can't imagine doing mini twists on that length of hair, lol, you are awesome! SN: Is it too late to participate in the Protective Style Challenge?

Shautel Walker | Thursday, January 26, 2012

I have done small twist on my hair, I think I will try mini twist tonight and if I like, I may try them on my girls this weekend..

Kandy | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thanks hun, Im dreading the takedown process, but I hope it wont be too bad lol, you can gladly participate, but the deadline to win prizes is over. But feel free to share photos and join us :)

Kandy | Thursday, January 26, 2012

I wish ya the best, keep me updated

My Baby Girls Curls | Friday, January 27, 2012

Ok, great. I'm gonna challenge myself with the mini twists again (sigh), I have a long night ahead of me. Thanks!

Lauren | Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I love N's hair. It is beautiful. Jojo said yesterday about her mini twists "Mom I really like these I think we will leave them in for a week." LOL she cracks me up. I said "try like 4 weeks.

Lex | Friday, February 03, 2012

ummm her hair is gorgeous wow, you better than me because I would have no patience for that lol maybe one day :)

FrugallyMe | Monday, February 13, 2012

It looks great! I love the mini twist style, but I don't think I have the patience to do them, or to take them out!

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