A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was about to do my first hairstyle – the two-strand twists and then do a subsequent twist out.
The twists came out perfectly. They were pretty small, but very neat. My hairdresser showed me how I can do them on my own. I hope to try this soon, once I am done with my weave experiments.
|This was Valentines Day 2011 — two weeks into the style. The time when I was due to take them down.|
I kept them for about three weeks, which was longer than the advised two weeks. I did this for two reasons:
1. I felt lazy to take them out
2. It was still looking quite neat.
|This was the night after I put them in|
|I love how they look like thick, juicy finkubala – a Zambian delicacy. In English, this is a particular breed of caterpillar. Not all types are edible|
So, what did I learn? I understand why the two-strand twist is one of the staple styles in the natural hair repertoire. It is quick and easy and funky and smart at the same time. I love it. Keeping them in for a long time resulted in my hair being a little more tangled than it should have been. This leads to a danger of breakage. So, I would not leave them in for more than ten days to two weeks next time.