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Maintaining Moisturized Twists and Braids

By January 27th, 202110 Comments

I’m in twists much of the time to protect my curls from myself and from Baby G. We all know that protective styles can actually impede progress if you’re not careful. Yesterday, I shared how I keep my chunky twists moisturized, shiny, and neat. Now it’s your turn!

When you’re rocking a protective style, how do you keep your tresses healthy and happy?


  • Curly G.R.I.T.S. says:

    I normally spritz with a mixture of water, jojoba oil, and rosemary essential oil. I tie them down at night.

  • CurlyLadyP says:

    I wear 2 strand twists a lot…I moisturize and seal with initial twisting…at night I cornrow the twists and tie down with a doo-rag. This helps retain moisture and keep the twists fresh.

    Every few days I spritz with water and natural oils. This regimen allows me to keep the twists for 10-14 days.

  • Anonymous says:

    I've been keeping my hair in flat twist. I usually alternate. I do one week with it in, in which I spritz Shea moisture's hold and shine mist in the morning and at night. after a week i take them down, wash deep condition and leave my hair out for a week, in which i do co washes and moisturize, then flat twist it again another week.

  • Anonymous says:

    i've been in yarn braids for the past month and a few nights a week i'll spray the length down with my water/rosemary oil mixture and treat myself to a scalp massage with vatika oil.

  • Gloria says:

    I like to spritz my hair with a little water and coconut oil. I used to use daily conditioners, but I had too much of a problem with build up.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is right on time. Just did my mini twists last night. Hopefully they last at least a month. I bought nexxus moiturizing spritz seems to work ok but I notice as soon as I start to use it, I start using at about week 3, my hair starts looking too frizzy. I may do my own spritz maybe some shea and coconut oil.

  • Anonymous says:

    At minimum, I moisturize twist ends daily with a homemade spritz (aloe, water and small amount of favorite oil). Then a apply a small amount of butter or oil to ends and massage in.

  • Shelly says:

    i make my own spritz with water, glycerine, oils and spritz that on morning and night for my twist. i don't rub my hair with moisturizer because i don't want frizz. i want my twist to remain neat for as long as possible, so for my 4b hair i opt for spritz only…

  • Ana says:

    I find that when I wear single twist styles I need to moisturize my hair. However when I wear flat twist or cornroll styles I don't need to moisturize(as long as I moisturize before) because the ends of my hair are not exposed. When I wear twists this is what I do:
    1. Lock in moisturize before I start twisting
    2. spirts my hair every morning with a mostly water mix and wake my twists up by moving them.
    2. moisturize again in the morning (so hair is dry at night) every four days.

  • Anonymous says:

    Daily nightly oyin hair dew then tie down with scarf. Fluff in a.m. And go.

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