Types of braids and twists
Sleeping with Box Braids or Box TwistsAs soon as Boo's hair was long enough, we started pineappling at night underneath her sleep cap. Some people sleep with their twists loose on a satin pillowcase, and that's just fine too. We've just found that this leads to less breakage, as Boo isn't putting any pressure on her ends by rolling around on them at night.
However, all you have to do is take one look at the photo below to see what happens after a good night's sleep:
Definitely not the ideal look with which to start one's day. However, this is easily rectified by adding clips to the bottom of her hair to straighten them out. Depending on the style you're going for (see the options outlined later in this post), you can sprtiz before adding the clips for extra help to straighten the twists or braids. I've found that we don't really need that, the weight of the clips, and the time she spends eating breakfast in the morning is usually adequate to achieve a school-ready look. Your child's hair may require more or less attention in the morning, however, this technique has worked effectively for us for years.
Desired Results: Sleek-Looking, Non-Fuzzy Rope Twists or BraidsOne thing to keep in mind when trying to achieve a "fuzz free" look is that when the hair is wet, it will swell up, and when it's dry, it will shrink. So, if you want to keep box braids or twists "smooth" looking, odds are really good that anytime you spray moisture on them (whatever your spritz is) the style is going to be altered in some way. Same is true if the weather is damp and/or you're using a lot of humectants.
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