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Help! Ends won't stay twisted

cocobeancocobean Posts: 39Registered Users
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Hi, y'all. So I got my hair trimmed; chopped off approx 1 inch. I dry my hair in twists in order to stretch and decrease tangles. Now when I twist a section, it literally untwists all the way to the roots as soon as I let go. My curls are coffee stirrer-sized and the ends stay very compacted, so I can't wrap the ends around, not even around my finger. I'm afraid I'm traumatizing the ends the more I try to re-twist. Anyone have similar experiences?

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  • Aliciamelena87Aliciamelena87 Posts: 68Registered Users
    I noticed my hair unravels if haircut is too blunt, meaning all the ends are the exact same length. Have you tried flat twists?
  • Aerogirl530Aerogirl530 Posts: 135Registered Users
    Yes me too, I just put perm rods at the ends of my twists and let it stay for maybe an hour then stay them off and it stays, but I only do it when a twist won't hold.

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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I notice a difference depending on how wet my hair is when I twist it. Damp hair does better about no unraveling. Also I have to use a heavier product like shea butter on my ends and then do a finger twirl. Helps my twists stay put.. the rollers is a good suggestion too.
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  • krystrakrystra Posts: 25Registered Users
    Maybe smaller twist. I also tried aloe vera gel and that seem to hold them better.
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    my hair always unravels in twists but i found products with beeswax really helped the most (applied only to the ends).
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    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
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  • secret_karmasecret_karma Posts: 438Registered Users
    bobby pins work and also help to stretch your hair some.
  • Maw906Maw906 Posts: 18Registered Users
    Yes me too, I just put perm rods at the ends of my twists and let it stay for maybe an hour then stay them off and it stays, but I only do it when a twist won't hold.

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    I second the perm rods!!
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