Mini twists are one of my favorite current trends because they’re a protective style, but can also transition into other styles such as a twist out.
They’re also cute, convenient, and the best part? They’re easy to do and maintain. You don’t need a bunch of products to get the desired look, either!
In my opinion, all you really need is two. Try these two Design Essentials products to get super moisturized mini twists.
Kukui & Coconut Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner
Kukui & Coconut Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner is the product of your dry hair’s dreams. Formulated with familiar oils such as sweet almond, jojoba, and coconut, this leave-in deeply penetrates and nourishes your hair no matter how dry it is.
In addition, the kukui extract is packed with amino and fatty acids that moisturize and repair dry and possibly damaged hair.
Why It’s Great For Mini Twists: Kuku & Coconut Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner can be used on both dry and wet hair which makes it incredibly versatile as far as styling is concerned.
If you want your twists to be extra shiny and juicy, apply the product on damp, freshly washed hair. If you’re planning to do mini twists that will ultimately become a voluminous twist out, apply the leave-in to dry hair.
Coconut & Monoi Curl Defining Gelee
Coconut & Monoi Curl Defining Gelee has all the benefits of hair gel without all of the unwanted residue, flaking, and dryness from alcohol.
The gelee was designed to moisturize your hair in a way that brings out the full definition of your curls and coils. However, it also provides a smoothing and taming effect that controls frizz and restores natural shine.
Why It’s Great For Mini Twists: Coconut & Monoi Curl Defining Gelee offers light hold, as well as moisture retention, which is a must when you’re trying to keep your mini twists moisturized and in-tact.
This gelee is also a great product to have on hand for your twist takedown, as it is also lightweight enough to transition your style into a twist out or wash and go.
How to install mini twists step by step
- Start on freshly washed hair that is properly moisturized. We recommend doing an oil-based pre-poo, cleansing, and then hydrating with a deep conditioner.
- We find that mini twists are easier to do if you stretch your hair first using a blow dryer but you can actually twist your hair in a shrunken state if you choose to eliminate heat. If you stretch, be sure to use a heat protectant before using your blow dryer.
- Separate your hair in 4 quadrants according to how you would like your hair to lay. Staying organized helps the install to go a little bit faster and helps you to avoid tangles. The 4 quadrants can be further divided for ease.
- Be mindful of how big or small you make each individual section. The parts you create will help you to gauge how big or small you want your twists.
- Begin to twist from the root of your hair to the very end, until you can’t twist anymore. Maintain the tension of the twist as you move down the strand so that they do not unravel easily. Finger coil the ends using some moisturizer!
Finger coil your ends so that it’s really curly. In my opinion, it makes the style look better.
- Repeat until you’ve finished, then let air dry.
- Add accessories (optional).
Watch the below video:
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If you plan on getting mini twists we suggest you check out this post we shared back in April as well.
Comment below if you have installed mini twists this Summer.