A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a break from the smaller two-strand twists for 2 reasons, 1. they take me too long to install and I feel obligated to leave them in for at least two weeks 2. leaving them in for two weeks leaves my hair extremely tangled.
The problem is that I LOVE the twist-out with ,y smaller twists, so this is why I was a little concerned with installing the larger twists. But…this is a journey, so I had to try it :).
What I loved
- These babies cut my styling time in half! HUGE win!
- I loved the texture of the larger twists. It’s not like the texture was different than the smaller twists, but I could see the texture more. I feel like it made my style pop a little more.
What I didn’t like
- I definitely missed wearing the twists down. That’s one of the things I love about the smaller twists. I just didn’t feel comfortable wearing the larger twists down, so I kept them pinned.
- The twist-out took some work. For my smaller twists, I could just take the twists out and go about my day, but my larger twist-out didn’t fall as naturally (it was a little more work). I ended up wearing more pinned styles for the first couple of days.
- I can’t say I saw a huge difference in tangles. I think between the smaller twists and larger twists there isn’t a noteworthy difference. I noticed fewer tangles while taking the twists out, but all of the manipulating for my twist-out caused more tangles.
One other note, I tried the pineapple method again. The ponytail wasn’t as tight as the picture below, but you get the idea :). I found that my old “pull back and sleep in a satin bonnet” method didn’t work for the larger twist-out because I had to work harder for the volume (at least initially).
Overall, I liked the look much more than I expected and plan to stick with the larger twists for a while.