Installing Senegalese Twists

Senegalese twists are a lot like kinky twists. The difference is in the type of hair used and in the way they are installed. Senegalese twists are put in using strait synthetic hair where as kinky twists are installed using very kinky, afro-like hair that is very much like our natural texture. For kinky twists, you can use either human or synthetic hair whereas when getting Senegalese twists, you must use synthetic hair because they are burned at the end. Kinky twists are usually softer and less expensive.

Real Senegalese Twists are twisted all the way down. They do not begin with a braid.

Caring for Your Twists

Taking a break from styling your natural hair does not mean you can neglect your scalp. You should still wash your hair by massaging diluted shampoo into your scalp and then gently working it down over your twists. Apply a leave-in conditioner.

Remember that synthetic hair tends to soak some of your natural oils so be sure to keep your hair moisturized.

How to Install Senegalese Twists

Here are easy to follow instructions on how to install Senegalese braids.

  1. Start with a small section and divide it into two equal parts.
  2. Senegalese Instructions

  3. Take the bulk extension hair and fold in half.
  4. Place the "bend" in the middle of the two divided section.
  5. Senegalese Instructions Step 2

  6. Twist the weave hair into your natural hair using your index fingers and thumbs.
  7. Senegalese Instructions Step 3

  8. Once you have the weave hair twisted tightly around your natural hair from the root, begin twisting.

Senegalese Instructions Step 4

Completed Senegalese Twists

Completed Senegalese Twists

Completed Senegalese Twists

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