Protective Styling with Kinky Twist Hair Extensions

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Woman with extra long black kinky twist braidsWhen you want to give your hair a break from daily styling and to get a new look, it’s a great idea to invest in some kinky twist hair extensions.  These extensions look like afro hair when twisted. Kinky twist extensions are a great style idea especially if you are sporting natural hair. Not only will the hair blend well with your natural hair, but you can add even more dimension and style by adding color, length and texture based upon the kinky twists you choose. Some kinky twist hair extensions are very silky. This type of extension is a great choice for those with relaxed hair because it blends better with the straighter, silkier hair texture. And then there are kinky twists that are frizzier – mimicking the tight curls of afro textured hair.

If you are you considering taking a break from your normal hair styling routine and are considering investing in some kinky twist hair extensions, here are some protective styling tips that will help you purchase and maintain your new extensions:

  • Wear a bonnet over your hair when you go to bed. Consider also using a silk scarf over your hair before you put on your bonnet. This will help to avoid any frizzing of your hair. As you know when you sleep you move around. So, this scarf avoids any friction that may cause your hair to frizz. A silk scarf coupled with a bonnet will keep your hair in place while also helping you to maintain a look of newly installed twists!
  • When you install your twists, make sure that you thin out the hair at the ends for a more natural look. Of course, you can choose to have bulky thick ends that match the entire width of your twists, but as you know when we twist our natural hair, the ends usually become narrower. So, if this is the look you want, slightly thinning out some of the hair extension at the ends is an effective strategy to achieve a more natural look.

Another reason is this…

  • When installing your kinky twists, after you take out a section of the bulk hair from the package and pull it apart, it’s okay if the side that will be exposed as the end of your twist is unevenly cut. If you cut the hair too straight on the end at a ninety degree angle, it will be too bulky and the ends will unravel easily. Think about it, you don’t want your ends to unravel. Ends that are too evenly cut also cause the ends of your twists to get extremely frizzy – giving them an overly bulky look. So, if you can fray and thin out the ends as you cut them, this will ensure that your twists ends will curl up nicely giving you a neat and fresh look from day to day.
  • Always purchase extra hair! If a style only requires 2 packs of hair, get three. Not only will this allow you to have some extra hair available if you want to freshen up your hair after a few washing sessions, but it also allows for any errors that may occur during your install. After all, it’s better to have too much hair than too little!
  • For the most natural look possible, opt for a color that’s the exact match to your natural hair color. And if you already have color in your hair, try to purchase your extensions in a matching color so that it blends well with your own hair.
  • Purchase from a reputable seller. Check out reviews and videos online to see what others are saying about the hair you are considering purchasing. If many people are raving about the professionalism of the seller and about how quickly the hair arrives, then you know your money is going to be well spent.
  • Always consider how long you will have your twists in your hair. If you only plan to have them in for a couple of weeks then the synthetic blend is fine. However, it’s common for synthetic kinky twist extensions to not be as soft on the skin as the 100% natural human hair kinky twist extensions. So, if you want to wear your twist extensions for a longer period of time, it’s best to invest in human hair extensions.

Protective styling is one of the best ways to help you grow your hair longer. It reduces daily hair manipulation and styling. And this one thing alone can help to add more length to your own tresses in less time. Kinky twist extensions are one of the best ways to protect your hair while adding a new style option for you!

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