This isn’t an easy decision, you might think, well that’s boring, who wants to wear a protective styles all the time?
If you use your hair as a means of creating content, then making that choice might be hard too because constant manipulation, and styling can wreak havoc on our fragile strands.
So what’s the answer?
The most realistic expectation you can have is either do what your hair prefers to retain length or face the fact that your hair will probably remain in the same position length wise for a very long time if you choose to leave it free to enjoy the elements.
In this post we want to try to give you the best of both worlds with a loose twist regimen for length retention that you can style and not feel bored about.
We will not touch on goals one, two and three too much because we have a wealth of information on moisture, protein and sealing your natural hair right here on the blog. Instead we want to focus on goals three and four as they relate to loose twists.
What are loose twists?
Loose twists are simply miniature twists installed all over your head as a means of protecting your hair, and keeping the strands separated and largely detangled.
Most women who do this, tend to braid or twist tightly, the roots of their hair and loosely twist the length to keep the hair separated. One example of an avid ‘loose twister’, would be Cipriana Quann of Urban Bush Babes.
On any given day, Cipriana will have at least 150 loose twists installed in her hair, she has since reduced that number but over all Cipriana has been very upfront about her regimen for her now waist length type 4 hair.
Her regimen simply consists of cleansing and protective styling by using loose twists once the hair is detangled and ready to style. Her styling technique is pretty unique she kind of does a freelance updo with her twists and it can be considered her signature daily style.
Check out Cipriana on the following page as she talks about her loose twists and takes them down on camera: