Thinking About Rocking Mini Twists? Here Are 8 Pros and Cons Of The Style

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Last week we tackled mini braids, we discussed the pros and the cons and how beneficial they are for women who want to give their hair a break for awhile.

If you have not read that post then click here. This week we want to focus on mini twists which like mini braids are also an awesome protective style. There is no denying that a mini twist style is one of the most gorgeous protective hairstyles you can wear at any given time. They can be rocked during all occasions, from the ballroom to the beach and are sometimes the go to styles for women who may not like doing mini braids.

Mini twists are very versatile and can be rocked by ladies with all lengths and hair types. If you are curious about rocking mini twists as a hairstyle but aren’t quite sure about what you may be getting into, check out the 8 pros and cons of wearing mini twists that we have listed below!

Pros

Creates a fuller look

Mini twists are a great option for those of us with little density because they create the illusion of voluminous hair. Why? This is due to the smaller twists resembling loose hair and the fact that even though your twists stretch your hair there is still some shrinkage with them.

As we all know, for most of us, our loose hair can showcase super volume but can also mean more upkeep. With mini twists you can get the volume and low manipulation all in one.


Less time to install

For most of us, mini twists can take a shorter amount of time to install than mini braids. I said most of us because there are some women that have stated that mini braids actually takes them a SHORTER amount of time to install than mini twists.

Most women state that it takes them between 1-3 hours to install mini twists (this of course depends on the size of your twists and or the density and length of your hair).  I know some of y’all may be saying “This isn’t a short period of time!” but compared to the 4-12 hours that it can take to install mini braids, these can be a heaven sent.

Easy removal

Compared to the removal of mini braids, mini twists can take little to no time to remove. This removal time can last between 30 mins-2 hours. We would suggest using some oil to coat your fingers and removing your twists being as generous as you would like to be cause the oil can act as a great pre poo.

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Latoya Aaliyah Small

Love them I do it maybe once a year and keep them for like 2 months cuz you can wash and condition and style them normally.

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I love mini twists! When I wash them, I put them in larger twists (4-6) and pin them down. Then I put a net over my head so it won’t disturb my twists but I can clean them and deep condition with coconut oil. I also stretch them while wet with African threading method. Maybe try that if you have tangling and frizz after washing mini twists =D