Senegalese braids styles
Oh how I LOVE to change up my hair!!! I’ve always been a natural who is a fan of braids, twists, locs, short hair, and yes wigs and weave (aka accessories)! It’s fun to change up my look whenever I want and not give a care about what other people have to say! I installed Senegalese twists for the very first time back in July right after I returned from the Essence Festival. You can find that post here. It was extremely hot wearing them during those warmer months, but now is the perfect time to do a protective style such as braids/twists. Below are some frequently asked questions.
- What kind of hair did you use? 100% Kanekalon braiding hair. ? Approximately 11 (my twists were waist length)
- Did you wash them? I did not wash them, mainly because I didn’t keep them up long enough. However, I did use a spray bottle (water, coconut oil, JBCO oil, and a little conditioner) to spritz my scalp and my hair in twists daily. I also spritzed my scalp with peppermint oil and olive oil after my workouts.
- How long did it take? Approximately 11 hours (it was my first time, my second time was close to 8 1/2 hours)
- What’s your nighttime routine? I pulled my twists back in a ponytail and slept with a stain cap. sometimes I’ll put a scarf around my hair and wear the cap.
- Were they tight? Not at all. I never install twists, braids etc tight around my edges. It’s almost that looseness after the tightness has worn off after most braiders install them ( if that makes sense).
- What do you use on your scalp? I use Organic Root Stimulator body and hair spray or DAX (Vegetable oils w/ Lanolin) Pomade, and JBCO (around perimeter) when needed.
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What's better box braids or Senegalese twist?
Please help!! I wanna get them before school starts & how do u wash them & take care of them & how do u sleep with them & Style them First time getting them (: thankz
You should consult a hairstylist.
I usually let my mom braid my hair for me, since she does a good job at it. I really want to braid my hair using the Senegalese twist style, but I don't know which braiding fiber to use. Could someone who's done that type of braiding or has had their hair braided into a Senegalese twist tell me which braiding fiber is the best for that style or which pack of braids I should buy? To see which kind of effect I'm going for, go to this link:
The Kankonleon is the best. Any braiding salon can tell you which would be the good to use and have there for you to purchase.