Simple Protective Style – Long Twists Tutorial

Simple Protective Style - Long Twists Tutorial

I gotta say after watching the below video Dr. Nina aka BeautifulBrwnBabyDol seriously has me ready to go out and get some of that hair she used for her twists and its 12.16AM.

I am not an extensions kind of girl, but for a while I have been really looking for a solution for my hair that does not require that I touch it daily. We have recently launched our protective styling challenge here on BHI so this came right on time for those struggling on styling ideas.

Nina’s hair is light comfortable and absolutely gorgeous. For the tutorial and if you want more tips, and some pros and cons watch the video below.

Here are five random tips for those wearing or twist or braid extensions

1. If you are relaxed it is better if you wait two weeks after a fresh relaxer because your hair is still very sensitive and weak after the chemical process. Give yourself some time, to strengthen your hair using protein and hot oil treatments, whatever it takes to keep your strands strong enough to withstand braids or twists.

2. You can absolute do the Green House Effect on braid and twist extensions, it helps your hair to retain moisture, and contributes to the over all health of your hair and may just increase the hair growth rate.


3. Human hair extensions hold more moisture and synthetic hair extensions strip the hair of moisture so it is important that your hair is very moisturized if wearing synthetic hair, every day being the ideal.

4. Spritz your hair to maintain moisture levels, and don’t be afraid to make your own mix. Water and your favorite oils would work, just try your own formulation that works well for your hair. Alternatively try these two recipes that work great at both moisturizing and strengthening your hair.

5. Protective styles are not permanent, if you leave them in too long things start to get counter productive to your length goals. So for twists or braid extensions a great rule of thumb is keeping them in for two months maximum and at least 3 weeks to get length retention benefits. After you take your extensions out, wash and condition your hair thoroughly.

What do you ladies think?

Originally posted 2014-01-28 20:00:45.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Reka Rollins

Who’s doing this please post a #

Theresa Cunningham

This is a really cute style. Love it!

Ca Mi

What’s the difference between Senegalese twists and Havana twist?

Nicole Malone Carroll

She looks like an Egyptian Goddess!

Elaine HighlyFavored

Those are not hard to do, partially braid then twist I do them all the time.

Phara Lassin

That is so ugly, ya’ll need to stop lying because most of you would never wear that on your hair.

Talandria Crawford

I wore this style and I just did my daughter’s hair like this, she loves it too.

Tommikco Ohsolovely Brownskin

These have been out since 1995. That when I started doing them but smaller.

Kim Edwards

Yes, I want some! AlwaysPromoting HealthyHair

Adeline R. Lubin

Imma try it;)

Viola Jean Briscoe

I LIKE THIS..

Pete Roc

♡♥My wife would look lovely with this type of style, wait?..What am l saying?! She always looks lovely 😉

Cierra Channel

What kind of hair to use ????

Alisha Robinson

I want sum of these

Doris Morrison

I just did my twist a week ago. along with a freind of mines they are cute.

Partman Anthony N Brandy

Thats cute! ..

Eclipse Allen

Yeh..?? What kind of hair

LaMia Bentley

I want these really soon

Latoya Mooney

Very pretty and unique

Shannon D Thompson

Loved them…

Should Have Known

Joy Ntanda… made me laugh aloud! I think I would have kept on walking too… giggle

Francedia McGinnis

I wore my hair like that years ago.

Tracy TruthTabloids Miller

Those are beautiful

Denise White Coley

Ummm…yall see what I see right! :-/…but I got you on these Erika Davis-Sharpe! 😉

Erika Davis-Sharpe

Denise White Coley did she start out with braiding first? If so tacky.

Pretty Rickie Jackson

Nothing exciting about it.

Denise White Coley

Erika Davis-Sharpe…yes she did! Not professional looking at all!

Erika Davis-Sharpe

No ma’am ! Denise White Coley

Karla Skillern

These are ok. But when i do mine i like the twists to be tighter and its braided down a little too much for my tastes. Someone asked abou hair. It looks like a brand called Xpressions. Its a soft synthetic hair.

Nina Pender Go Gheetta

Mumm.. idk… Dont look professional at all..to much braided.. looks OK down but just think when its time to style it up.. less braid to NO braid at the start

Anneicesa Monroe

She should of stuck with the africans and had them do it these look sloppy

Georgiana Gray

They are cute, I would like them thinner, and not so long.

Angela Onlythestrongservive Douglas

Cuute;*

Moni Pinkney

gonna try these this weekend on my baby

MrsShardae Green

Gonna need a client for these! JUST learned how to do them with the Bobbi BOSS yesterday!

Laddy Bhadd

not cute

Roszetta Woods

Yes

Kashauna Williams

Cool

Divva Ross-Burke

I like her weight loss videos, but for hair I just don’t think she should be making videos any longer. Her hair been the same length for yrs. which shouldn’t be especially with her healthy diet

Lovely Beginning

i like hair styl

Christina Meade

So excited to try these braids

Annie Prince

Very nice

Kiauna Monet Mason

Next protective style

Sharon Young

Beautiful

Dorothy Dent

What’s the name of these braids?

Shana Harris-Holloway

Yes…Looks very easy…

Heather Lewis-Chittenden

To cute