Everything You Wanted to Know About Spring Twists11.11.2021
We do love new protective styles! You get a lot of benefits from getting more sleep at night to helping your hair grow. Because they are versatile and light enough to be worn in a bun, spring twists are a favorite.
Here’s everything you need to know if you are interested in trying spring twists. This includes the basics of how to style and care for your spring twists, as well as the process of installing them.
What are Spring Twists and How Do They Work?
For people with natural hair, spring twists are lightweight and protective. This style is very similar to Senegalese twists. However, you can use hair extensions to achieve this look. This style is light enough that your hair will literally “spring up” when you give it some tug. You’ll need to spend at least eight hours creating the twists. However, the rewards of a new, low-maintenance style are always worth it.
Spring Twists: The Benefits
Spring twists can be worn light, which makes them great for people who don’t want to pull their hair back or have heavy styles.
- Natural hairstyles
These styles mimic natural hairstyles.
- Low maintenance
Although the twists can take some time to set up, once they are installed, they are very easy to maintain.
Your hair can last as long as six weeks depending on how often your hair is washed and touched.
- It’s easy to style spring twists
There are many ways to style them. They can be worn in a bun or half-up.
Which Hair Type to Use and Where to Find it
You can wear spring twists in any length you like. Because they are so light, you can wear them longer without worrying about it being too heavy. A spring hair pack typically contains three bundles, but most people only require one and a quarter bundles to complete their head. Split the coils in the pack to achieve medium-sized twists. If you prefer a smaller twist, you can split them into two or three or four.
How are Spring Twists Installed
Installing spring twists and other protective styles have many similarities. You will need patience, whether you hire a stylist to help you or do it yourself.
- Step 1 — Prep and Section
You will always want to start styling with freshly washed, well-conditioned, and blond hair. To ensure your hair looks great, we recommend a pre-protective styling trim. After your hair has been prepped and moisturized you will divide it into four to six sections depending on the thickness of your hair. It’s now time to install.
After your hair has been sectioned, you will make each twist as large as you like and then add a hydrating product such as Eden BodyWorks Papaya Castor Condition Hairdress. Follow-up with a pomade. This will ensure that your hair doesn’t show any stray hairs. You are now ready to infuse your extensions.
- Step 2 — Braid at the Root
You can do this step in a variety of ways depending on your preference. Braiders may create a small braid around the root and then braid the hair down to about one inch. Then, they use a crochet hook to tie the hair. Others prefer to braid spring hair at the root, about an inch down. Then they twist the extension into their clients’ hair (or theirs). Whatever works for you and your hair type is possible.
- Step Three — Twist and detangle
Once you have decided how to place the hair at its root, you will start twisting the hair. To ensure your hair remains springy, twist it as a two-strand twist. You may run into snags while twisting. You may find that your hair becomes tangled and have more hair on one side than the other. As you would with your hair, you should detangle extensions. If you have an uneven twist, you can split the hair starting at the root, then twist the entire length. To seal, trim any frizzy ends. You don’t need hot water.
Aftercare & Maintenance Aftercare
This style saves you time and is easy to maintain. All you need is a product to clean your hair, an oil to moisturize your scalp and a silk bonnet. The consensus among braiders is that the protective style should be removed after four to six weeks.