Many kinky kurlies have twists in their (protective) style tool box and many of you don't wash your hair while you have them in. If you're like me, you don't wash your hair while they're in because they unravel and shrinkage is a mutha (especially if you've stretched your hair out to make the twists longer). I haven't tried this method I came up with yet but I thought it would still be good to share with you all a way to cleanse your hair while in twists.
I was watching a BeautifulBrwnBabyDol (one of my mega hair icons) vid when I had a eureka moment and it hit me how I could at least do a cleansing rinse on the scalp (and twists) without experiencing twists unraveling and maybe even staving off some shrinkage of them: handle the twists like I handle my loose hair for (conditioning and) washing: in Braided sections baby! Aha!
Give it a try.............
1) Braid your twists into sections. You decide how big or small you would like your sections to be. If your twists aren't long enough to braid, you can band (tie ouchless bands around) the sections. Don't know what banding is? Click here for an explanation.
2) Wet hair and scalp in the shower and lighly massage a cleanser of your choice (ACV rinse, shampoo, or co-wash conditioner, etc.) onto your scalp and then rinse it out. Focus on your scalp; when rinsing it out it will slide down your hair and cleanse it. You want to try not to rub too hard when massaging your cleanser so you will reduce frizz (if that's a pet peeve of yours).
3) Apply whatever leave ins you would like (you may have to experiment for a while with what will work best for you while in twists).
4) Re-braid or re-band sections to stretch the twists back out and let air dry over night.
You can try further stretching the twists out by braiding/banding them again the following night. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. The next time I can commit to wearing twists, I am going to try this myself.
Do you ladies do something different to cleanse your scalp (and/or hair) while in twists? Dish!