Happy Sunday :)))
While pondering the complexities of life and online shopping. I decided to check out one of my favorite blogs, The Life of Ambrosia. While scrolling down her first page, I stubbled upon a pic of her rocking some fierce kinky twists. That pic lead me to the following thoughts...
With humid Texas weather right around the corner, I have been thinking more and more about functional, healthy and humidity-proof styles for me, and kinky twists is one option I am seriously considering. Spring and summer in Texas can be brutal on natural/curly hair, because humidity is a mother-shut-yo-mouth!
I can't tell yall how many gorgeous twist-outs, of mine, have been clobbered by humidity. There's nothing worse that perfecting the bomb twist out in your bathroom mirror, then taking a walk outside to your car, look in the mirror, and end up with....
The only caveat for me is my temples. I have fine hair, especially at my temples, and I am worried that adding tension and weight in the form of braided extensions will make matters worse. However, my braider is fab, and accomdates my requests, so I'm sure that if I ask her to go easy on my edges, she will oblige. Moreover, I really need and want a fly look for Spring and Summer, and a protective style like kinky twists, would be great for length retention.
So I said all that to say, this spring I will take the pluge and give kinky/afro twists a try. I don't want rope/mop looking twists, or the kind of twists that make me look like I'm five yrs old, but more along the lines of a natural fluffy twist out (a la Naturally Leslie).I've got a folder on my laptop dedicated to kinky twist styles, so I know what I want. Can't wait to try them.
(Dream twists...Photo courtesy of Khamit Kinks.com)
Ladies, those of you that have done kinky twists, how did they turn out? Share your stories and advice(good/bad/horrific). Did you achieve growth, length retention, breakage, matting, dryness, etc... Share :)
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Taking the Plunge...Afro Twists
Happy Sunday :)))