Monday, February 1, 2010

Box Twists

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I actually did this style on A's hair last week, I'm just now getting around to posting it. I soaked the rubberbands in melted coconut oil (I was out of olive oil) and used unrefined shea butter mixed with coconut oil on her two strand twists.

This is a very simple style, just split the hair down the middle, then split those two sections down the middle, so you are left with 4 sections. After that just start parting big squares, rubberbands at the base are optional, two strand twist each square and add barrettes/beads at the end.

11 comments:

  1. Too cute. Yes it is simple. I do this style on my 4 year old but his shrink so much... It could be from the moisturizer.

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  2. I just found your blog, and I LOVE all the ideas. My twins (2 yrs.) are just barely getting enough hair to play with, and as a white mama, I'm new to all this hair stuff. So,... probably a dumb question, but why do you soak the rubber bands in oil. I've seen it posted a couple of times and was just wondering :) Thanks!

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  3. Classic but so cute! I think I might just reserve a version of this for our family portraits :)

    To answer Beverly (if that's okay), I stay away from rubberbands as much as possible, but when I do use them I soak them in olive oil too because the oil makes the bands easier on my daughter's hair:: it's sooooo much easier when it comes to removing them and eliminates any tangling/breakage. But I've also heard it depends on hair type. The daughter of a friend of mine always uses rubberbands all the time sans the oil-soakage and she never runs into problems.

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  4. We are sporting a very similar style. Yes, it is quick and easy. ;0)

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  5. What does soaking the rubber band do?! I see you do this quite often & I wanted to know if this was something I should try on my own hair!!

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  6. beautiful....but....question: how do you get the braids and twists to lay down and look so healthy and moisturized? my daughters both have beautiful hair, but when i do styles like this the braids/twists are BONE dry and end up sticking straight out :(

    could it perhaps be the products i'm using?

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  7. I have the SAME questions as "MrsWard1126 " "how do you get the braids and twists to lay down and look so healthy and moisturized? my daughters both have beautiful hair, but when i do styles like this the braids/twists are BONE dry and end up sticking straight out :(" PLEASE HELP!

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  8. This is more up my avenue, too! ... I dont do elastic though... and I cant find any beads for the ends.. help!

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  9. This is great! When I twist hair (C's hair journey on my blog) I spray the hair with a mix of coconut oil and water, detangle, apply coconut oil then twist and they lay down fine and are very shiny on little girls' 4a-4c hair.

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