Hi! I just saw your post on Marley twists. I'm considering Marley twists of that size but I'm concerned about my edges. Do they pull on your edges at the front? How heavy do the twists feel?
My twists are not heavy at all. I’m assuming they would be heavy if I were to wash them, but I have no intentions of washing my hair while in this style because I do not want it to frizz out prematurely.
If you or your stylists pulls your hair tightly, then your edges will be affected. Since I do my own hair, I make sure to care properly for my edges. I oil them daily with a castor oil based oil mixture.
How much strands of marley twists did you put in each sections?
I started off with 5, but ended up using 4 strands for 75% of my hair.
I like the chunky twist look.
I just took out my locs and my hair is pretty much in a poof. Any hair tips or styles?
Faux locs? If you took out real locs, I applaud you. I know that can be an arduous process.
First, I suggest you get a ton of moisture in you hair. Detangle thoroughly, because I’m sure you have a lot of shed hair, and do and hot oil treatment and/ or a deep conditioning treatment.
I personally love braid outs with twisted ends. If you know how to rock a wash and go, that’s great too.
I have two questions 1. Does shrinkage happen on its own and 2. Is braiding your hair while it's wet a bad thing to do? I read that it causes stretching or something.
I don’t understand your first question. Does shrinkage happen on its own? As in, does curly/kinky/coily hair always shrinkage in its natural state? Yes.
I personally prefer to braid hair when damp because it’s best not to manipulate curly/kinky/coily hair while dry.