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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Comments

  1. Ca Mi
    Ca Mi

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

  2. Phara Lassin
    Phara Lassin

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

  3. Pete Roc
    Pete Roc

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

  4. Karla Skillern
    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.

  5. Nina Pender Go Gheetta
    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

  6. Divva Ross-Burke
    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

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