It’s been about two weeks since I removed my Senegalese Twists (Or Rope Twists as some call it), and I can’t believe I nearly didn’t blog about it! I did a fair share of posting pictures of my protective style on Instagram, and I think that made me feel as though everyone had seen enough… but now, I have obviously changed my mind.
Towards the end of my London Trip, I got Senegalese Twists put in. Keep in mind, I have never ever had a protective style where extra hair was added in. No box braids, no twists, nothing. My natural hair is so thick as it is, that it never really made sense to me to add to it. Since starting this blog, however, long term protective styles have been on my bucket list, so when my Aunt suggested I get it done, I was game.
As to not bombard you, let’s do this point form.
What I loved about my Senegalese Twists:
- I felt like a Princess. Yes, it could be the Eurocentric beauty standard of having long hair that swings when you move talking here, but I’ll still admit it; I loved the feeling.
- The EASE. With a protective style in, you do not have to think about getting ready at all! I was able to sleep in for an extra 30 minutes every morning, because I knew I didn’t have to think about what I was going to do with my uncooperative natural hair.
- The options I had! Although I did not take full advantage of this, there are a lot of cool styles you can try with Senegalese Twists in. Personally, it was hard to stray from the half up, half down look, but I did branch out and try a top knot, a top bun, as well as two buns on either side of my head so I could try and pull of a Mini Mouse look for Halloween.. (Which I am super upset that I didn’t take pictures of!)
- It helped me retain length! I tend to see breakage at my ends when my schedule gets more hectic, and my natural hair regimen becomes a littles less regimented. Having the Senegalese Twists in as a Protective style allowed my ends to be protected from drying out, and breaking. I was truly surprised when I took my hair out, by how healthy it was!