Can you twist relaxed ends?

DjsbrideDjsbride Posts: 4Registered Users
Hi everybody,

I'm new in this board and i'm in the process of transitioning. I've been without a relaxer for 5 months now, and even thought my new grow is substantially noticeable I still have 90% of relaxed hair. I've been wearing it curly ever since, I do the ouidad DT twice a month, I use her products and diffuse my ends to make it curly. My hair doesn't totally curl at the ends, its more like wavy. I'm trying to do new styles because I'm honestly getting tired of my hair not looking super good and sometimes I feel like I want to go back to relax it. Now i never had any problems with a relaxer, my hair has always been healthy, never breaks even after dying it and relaxing it like crazy, I just was ready for a change and to embrace my curls.

I can't cut off a lot because I'm getting married in 6 months and I just don't look good with short hair. Anyways here's a couple of pictures of how my hair looks now and one how it looked before I went natural. What kind of products do you recommend? any methods or technique to help me style it better? I feel lost here :( I'm really missing my straight here now.

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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Very pretty hair, try to resist cutting it before the big day. I am in the same transition phase you are (13 months in). I twist the bottoms with some success, but you need the right product to hold it. Would you consider curling the ends with a curling iron? I do it; it looks great but is a huge hassle and if I get caught in the rain? The roots swell up and frizz and the ends go limp:( I am actually considering perming the ends. I KNOW! Just the word "perm" struck fear in my heart.... But otherwise I have another year of halfsie head! Let me know what you decide.
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  • Flower princessFlower princess Posts: 608Registered Users
    Yes you can twist the relaxed ends just make sure to secure it with something.Also you can try straw sets the last long and look pretty,If you want to know how to make them check here: http://www.blackhairmedia.com/hairhowto.htm
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2200841593845518014

    hope this helps!
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  • missmoniemissmonie Posts: 920Registered Users
    Hi there....your hair is too cute! You can definitely twist your relaxed ends. Have you tried a twist-out on your hair? When I was relaxed (before I ever thought about going natural) i used to do 10 or so flat twists going back for a curly/wavy look since my relaxed hair was bone straight and didn't wave or curl when wet. Here's a pic:

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    I also used to do two french braids (the under kind) which made a lovely wavy/braidout look. I secured the ends with rubber bands.

    Hang in there and good luck with your transition!!
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  • ebzonixebzonix Posts: 411Registered Users
    I was going to suggest a twist or braid out, or even using curlers at the ends to keep the curl there.
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  • mlystewmlystew Posts: 65Registered Users
    wow missmonie, you have pretty hair!
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  • MissKinkyCoilyMissKinkyCoily Posts: 827Registered Users
    missmonie wrote: »
    Hi there....your hair is too cute! You can definitely twist your relaxed ends. Have you tried a twist-out on your hair? When I was relaxed (before I ever thought about going natural) i used to do 10 or so flat twists going back for a curly/wavy look since my relaxed hair was bone straight and didn't wave or curl when wet. Here's a pic:


    I also used to do two french braids (the under kind) which made a lovely wavy/braidout look. I secured the ends with rubber bands.

    Hang in there and good luck with your transition!!

    ITA with missmonie. I actually stopped perming my hair when I realized how nice twist outs and braid outs looked on me. That was how I wore my hair thru my entire transition.

    BTW, missmonie, your hair looked great. My hair never looked that pollished.
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