How I wore my twists - pictures

10:25 Sandra N.U. 15 Comments

Hellooo my people! (I woke up this excited. I wonder what I dreamt).
      I promised to share pictures of how I styled my kinky twists in the almost three weeks I had them in. Most times I wore a half up style. Gathered to one side was another favourite. No need to bore you with those pictures.

A few other times I decided to get creative and go for something more interesting:
This was for Capital Naturals 3 hair meet-up here in Abuja 
     I was so glad I made the effort because I got a lot of appreciation for it- compliments, people wanting to know where I got my hair done, me blushing as I told them I did it myself...
And my picture landed on Natural Nigerian's account of the event. Air punch :D Thanks NN.

  I did a big top bun with a braided back for a day out with a couple of friends:
One great thing about kinky twists that I LOVE is that most times I didn't even need a pin to style. They just stay in whatever position I put them. Just tuck here and there and you're good.  These styles above were pin-free.

 This one time I used a couple of twists around my ears on each side, to make a twisted headband which I pinned in place. The picture isn't clear enough unfortunately but:


The last creative one I did just before I took them out was for a wedding. I had to come up with something to compliment my very 'naija girl' iro and buba attire:
I love how these twists make everything look so intricate. Actually all I did was just roll, twist, tuck tuck tuck randomly. It took just that one shiny hairpin on top to hold it all together.
That's all folks! Hope you like.
Xx,
NGND

15 comments:

  1. Like Oh my gosh I am such a huge fan Sandra. Marry me? XD

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    1. Lmao! You're a funny one. It's settled then, off to buy the wedding dress

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    2. Will have to come with! We both cannot turn up in the same dress XD

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  2. I love the kinky twists. What kind of hair did you use to do them? I want to copy you and get some done too

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    1. Hi Yvette, you'll love it. I used Xpression Premium Kingky braiding hair. Supreme and Noble have the same kind too.

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  3. You've got skills. They turned out so professional looking, well done.

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    1. Thank you Bee, it took some practice to get here

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  4. me likey! what brand of hair did you use for this? this is like the marley or havana twists I see on africna americans every now and then.
    i am following u on google+. pls follow back and on google friend connect too! xxx
    www.folasoasis.com

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    1. Hi Fola! Yes they're also called marley twists. I used Xpression Premium Kingky, you can also use Noble or Supreme. They're all very similar. I'm not on friend connect but I followed back on google+ and followed your blog and I love it!

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  5. LOVE your twists and the styles too! I need to protective style soon and you've inspired me to give marley twists another shot! The ones I did myself last year were too huge and too crazy, too much for me to handle! But wait oh. Isn't your hair longer than these twists? How did you manage to compress it?

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    1. Yay!
      Two things- a lot of the length got displaced horizontally. ie the pieces were much fatter than my real hair so my hair had a lot to wind around with each twist.
      2. The curls. The twists were a lot longer until i curled them then the length shrunk.
      I can't wait to see yours

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  6. I love your twists. I am so jealous because braids/twists and i have divorced. They hate my hairline and i love my edges so we had to sign the divorce papers...lol. But i love seeing them on other people's heads.

    check out www.journalofapetitediva.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello petite diva
      Lol... i know what you mean, I had a long term separation until I started doing them myself. Now I'm in control and I can keep my hairline intact.
      I follow your blog by the way. Good stuff

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  7. like? r u for real Swidy...I love it and am serzli considering the natural look

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    1. My lil Queenie! It would really suit you if you decide to. I've seen your straw curls

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