Loose Twists Can Be A Great Way To Retain Length For The 4C Natural

Cipriana

Years ago, Cofounder of Urban Bush Babes Cipriana pictured above, gave us the secret to her long 4C natural hair and I am going, to be honest, I thought to myself there has to be more to it than that.

Cipriana said that she does loose twists in her hair 99% of the time and uses those twists to create updo styles which she wore quite often.

The manner in which she handled her hair just from the video showed the level of manipulation she probably did on a weekly basis, which was low to almost zero.

I have no idea if Cipriana's regimen is the same today but looking back there is a lesson to be learned from how she handles her 4C hair.


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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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Jameka

I love the idea but how do they maintain the twist? Do they take them all down, wash, then retwist them all once a month?

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ladee neenah

I wear my hair similarly to that except its roughly shoulder length. While it is twisted I can moisturize as needed by either spraying the twists with water, or soaking it in the sink or shower and doing the LOC method with a liquid or creamy leave in, oil and maybe a butter. Be careful with the butter because if you overdo it it can cake up and be heavy. I wash every two weeks so I can take the twists out a day or two before wash day and have a very defined twist out. Prepoo, detangle and wash and twist it back up again. You can adjust the amount of time between washing based on what your hair needs but the biggest thing is that you can maintain and moisturize the style with very little manipulation. You can set the twists on rods or rollers to make curly styles and pin it up for updo styles, and can switch between the styles just by wetting your twists and restyling as desired.

the difference
the difference

So simple yet I never thought of this technique in this way. I have bra strap length hair and I wonder how this would translate. I also wonder how they are stretching their hair before installing the loose twist. pardon me if this is explained in the first video I only watched the second.