This past Sunday I decided to do a protective style. Faux locs were on my mind heavy….but after hearing about the days and days it takes to put in, I decided against it since I was doing them myself. I decided on Senegalese Twists.
I already had Kanekalon hair left over from my sad attempt at doing box braids before my trip to Costa Rica for New Years so everything was already in the house.
I watched about 20 videos on how to do Senegalese Twists. Most of them started by placing the hair in the middle and rolling both sides into your hair before proceeding with the twists. For some reason, I could NOT figure this out. Everytime I tried it just slipped off my hair. I saw a couple of videos where they started off with a braid first and then twisted. That is how I did it a couple of years ago. I decided to go that route since the rolling and twisting just wasn’t my thing.
I had about 5 packs of Kanekalon hair and did some color 27 and some color 4. I wanted there to be a contrast since my hair is darker in the back than in the front. I started by sectioning my hair and then grabbing hair but not parting. I tried to make sure each section was around the same size. There are some things you will need: