Summer 2014 is quickly coming to an end…actually the Fall season starts next Monday, September 22nd! So, I’m ending my #SummerHairChallenge with my 1st attempt at Senegalese Twists using Motion Tress Kinky Twist Braid (Color 1B) and Marley Braid (Color 4F30) Hair. This was definitely a labor of love…after a 7 hour installation, I am extremely happy with the way it turned out…although my left hand is swollen and my right forearm is sore from the twisting motion used during the twisting of the hair!
I’ve been eyeing this style for a while and had looked into going to a salon, but you know me…if it is something that I think I can do, it’s hard for me to fork out the money to let someone else do it. I actually bought the hair for the style over a month ago, with the dream of doing it before our family trip to Disney but that never happened. So this weekend, after a failed attempt to get an appointment for a sew-in; I decided to do this style!
For this style, I used this video by Breanna Rutter on Youtube for technique, which is the Senegalese/ Invisible Root Marley Twist Method. I did not do my twist as large as those in the video. I parted my hair in 1-1.5 inch sections and used 3 pieces of the Kinky or Marley Hair versus the 8 pieces she used for this style. I used Black Color 1B for the back and sides of my hair and then used the Marley Color 4F30 for the front of my hair. I really liked the Motion Tress hair that I used especially the Black 1B, it was very soft to the touch and twisted smoothly not leaving a lot of hair sticking out of the twist to have to burn afterward. The 4F30 color which I used since I have highlights in the front of my hair, was a little bit less pliable than the black. It was harder to smooth out during the twisting, so I had to burn it a lot to get the appearance of smoothness.
Overall, I am happy with the results of my 1st attempt at Senegalese Twists! With regards to the hair; I recommend the Motion Tress Kinky Twist hair for this style and not Marley hair. The Marley hair may work better for the jumbo twists. Follow me on Instagram @mylovelyyou to see more styles for these Twists!
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