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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #4 on: Oct 3rd, 2002, 10:37am »

I heard that kinky twist extensions are hella hard to take out of natural hair. The textures bind with each other and depending on how long you leave them in, they could loc. ust get ready for some serious tugging when you get ready to take those out.

but they do look great
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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #5 on: Oct 3rd, 2002, 11:19am »

hi, I have the twist extentions in with synthetic hair and they look just like the human hair but much cheaper. I don't have a problem with mines and I've had them in for 3 weeks. I love them, they are way better than normal braids b/c they look natural. I intend on wearing them for maybe 6 weeks before i get them redone.
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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #6 on: Oct 3rd, 2002, 1:49pm »

on Oct 3rd, 2002, 10:37am, newlynatural wrote:
I heard that kinky twist extensions are hella hard to take out of natural hair. The textures bind with each other and depending on how long you leave them in, they could loc. ust get ready for some serious tugging when you get ready to take those out.

but they do look great


Wow, has anyone here had that problem. I want to know because when I get mine, Im not taking them out any time soon. Im talking a month and a half to two months. And I wanted that kinky coily looking hair for my twists.

Maybe I should just get the regular synthetic kanekalon (?) hair.
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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #7 on: Oct 3rd, 2002, 2:21pm »

Someone who keeps an online journal had written about having a problem taking down the kinky twist ext. I think it was blakgirl on nappyhair.com. I was interested in the style also so I asked my hairdresser if she thought takedown would be a problem. She and the other stylists all agreed that kinky extensions are a project to remove. They compared it to microbraid takedown.

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I found the part in blakgirl's journal

27 december 2001 . . .
buh-bye and good riddance. i took out my two strand twist extensions and let me tell you. never again. i loved . . . LOVED the style, but taking them out has got to be one of the most painful things i have ever experienced. just reverse the process in your mind [see naptural.com message board] and times by 10. first, i had to undo the twist. you think, no biggy! and that's where you are wrong! the two-strands, because they are kinky [no pun intended although it is VERY funny. think about it!], were tangled and clinging to eachother. then i had to untwist my hair from the extension hair. suffice to say more clinging and as if that wasn't enough, accumulated dirt [despite my washing regularly], sebum [the natural oils that you scalp produces], and shedded hair had matted up my roots. and LAWD, the pulling and ripping and combing and scratching that ensued. i needed an elephant tranquilizer . . . make that two. my head was still throbbing two or three days later. BUT don't be scared away! *LOL* seriously, this always happens to me when i get extensions of any kind [yeah, yeah! i said never again then, too.] if you didn't have problems with your braid extensions, you probably won't have the same experience as i did with the two-strand twist extensions.

BTW: This journal is an excellent read! check it out. It is located on Women on the Web 1 on the bottom right

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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #8 on: Oct 6th, 2002, 10:13pm »

I feel as though I should chime in on this discussion for I had been wearing the two strand twist extensions for a year with the human hair extensions and with the synthetic extensions. Both looked wonderful, but I prefered the human hair extensions. The hair was VERY expensive. It cost $20 an ounce. I had my hair professionally done. The entire style was way expensive, but I really enjoyed it. I never got so much attention with a hairstyle in my LIFE. You can buy the hair though www.khamitkinks.com. This is where I got my hair done.

In terms of taking it out, LORD it was A MESS with the human hair. The technical term for the hair is called cotton spiral. At first I had it taken out professionally because I could not deal with it on my own, but then I had to do it on my own a couple of times and it took me 5-6 HOURS to take it out!!! That's how long it took me to get the style!!! My hair is about 6 inches long and the twists were small..but what I went through was totally ridiculous. The hair was all tangled into my hair. It took me another 4 hours to comb that tangled hair out of my hair. NEVER NEVER get the cotton spiral extensions for 4a/4b Hair. I wore the style usually for three months. This last time it only lasted me a month because my hair was growing so fast. After paying all that money, I decided to just stick with my own hair.

On the other hand, the synthetic hair extensions looked awesome after I wore it for about a month because my hair would puff out more. The hair is not that expensive..like $10 a pack. However, I really preferred the look with the cotton spiral hair. In fact, many people thought that I had locks when they saw me from far away.

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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #9 on: Oct 7th, 2002, 02:24am »

Oh gosh now I have them in my hair and I am getting nervous over here about what it will be like to take them out.
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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #10 on: Oct 7th, 2002, 02:43am »

I've had mine in for about two and a half months and have started taking mine down (getting a little stir-crazy from not having felt my hair in so long. ). Although I won't be sitting down to take them all down for another few days, they don't seem to be any harder to take down than regular extension braids. If anything, I think they're easier b/c once I get the ends separated, they pretty much unravel right up to the point where they were attached with the braid. The only part that is a little problematic for me is separating my hair from the added hair at the point at which the stylist switched from the braid to the twist. I also have some of the seemingly inevitable buildup at the base of the braid, but that's not much of a problem when you have plenty of good, cheap conditioner (Suave).

P.S. Mine were done with synthetic hair.
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Re: Two strand twist extensions
« Reply #11 on: Oct 7th, 2002, 09:40am »

I wore kinky twists to transition and had similar problems. The stylist said I could wear them for up to three months and I did considering how expensive the human hair was and the cost of the style. It took a very long time to take them down but the worst thing of all was the hair strated matting around the root. I comb, rinsed but it was a mess. Luckily I was getting my TWA the next day or I would have been really upset if I had to cut my natural hair after growing it out. If I tried them again I would use synthetic hair. I did enjoy the look of the style. It was easy to manage and could be worn a number of ways.
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