Awesome Senegalese Twists
Senegalese twists are simple but beautiful hairstyles. Senegalese twists, which originated from Senegal, West Africa, are very similar in style to two-strand twists. This hairstyle is created by twisting synthetic braid extension hair into natural hair. Senegalese twists can also be created without using braid extension hair if your natural hair is thick and long enough. Senegalese twists are sometimes called Senegalese twist braids because when installed properly, they are much tighter than traditional two-strand twists and resemble single braids. Fancy to do this hairstyle? then read some instructions in the below paragraphs.
Awesome Senegalese Twists Hair
Before you start to make Senegalese twists, there are several accessories that you will need. Firstly, a course teethed rat tail comb, filigree tubes (a kind of colored twisted wire) or hair rubber bands, then hair clips. Also, hair softening wax or gel. Before you can start making Senegalese twists, make sure your hair is well washed and dried. Comb your hair thoroughly to eliminate any knots that can be a hindrance while making the Senegalese twist braids. Apply the hair softening gel or wax it, once you are done with combing your hair. Run your hands through your hair a couple of times to make sure the gel or wax is applied uniformly along the length of your hair.Here are several steps to make Senegalese twists for you.
Using the rat tail comb, make equal sized partitions of your hair. Take tiny segments of hair of medium thickness from each part and stretch them out gently. Comb through the entire length to make sure it is free of knots. Separate a section of hair from the root by pinching the hair near the root. Then hold it with your fingers or clip it with a hair clip, tightly securing the section, from those outside the section of hair. Once the section of hair has been tightly clipped, start twisting it. Twist it until the section of hair has twisted completely and starts to double back on itself, to create a second layer of twists.
After the second layer of twists has been created on the first layer, fold the twisted sections of hair, holding the ends of the section tightly, by placing a finger in the center of the twisted hair segment. Bring the tip over your finger, towards the roots of the twisted segment. Continue to twist the twisted segment, while allowing both the sides to coil around each other naturally. This will create a braid like structure with the loop around your finger, that was placed at the center of the twisted segment. Turn your finger within the loop for a few times and continue to twist until the braiding has reached the point, where the hair clip has been clipped on.
Remove your finger, and allow the segment to coil further. The twisted segment will now remain coiled and you can make some adjustments to make it appear neat and balanced. Secure the tip of the twisted segment and the clipped root, with a filigree tube or a hair rubber band. Repeat the above mentioned procedure with all the sections of your hair and you will have your Senegalese twisted braids hairstyle. To care Senegalese twists, you can do several ways like treat your scalp with a regular oil massage, shampoo only twice or thrice a month, dilute your shampoo to prevent scalp dryness and the formation of a dull film on the braids, massage your shampoo into your scalp with your fingertips and use a small comb to groom the braids and clean between them.