May 17, 2012 by The Lupie Chick
Mini me is 8 months into her loc journey. I started her locs with 3-strand twists. Re twisting is such a task and a chore for me ( usually on Sundays). I wash and retwist her locs once a month. Mini me HATES the re twisting process, the million and one clips and the 2+ hours spent under the dryer leaves a little to be desired ( usually after 2 hours her hair is still damp -especially in the back).
Twisting and Re-Twisting are pretty much the same thing. Often twisting refers to when you first start your locks while re-twisting is maintenance done to tighten your locs. In both cases the main idea is to put a locking cream of some type on the hair, twist it and allow it to dry. You simply spin the lock until it us under enough tension to compress it and make it feel tight, while at the same time applying some loc butter/loc gel directly to the loc, working it in as you twist it around and around, always to the right or “clockwise”. Click Here for additional info on twisting & retwisting Loc’s
I was trying to come up with a method of re twisting her hair in UNDER 4 hours ( 2 hours to wash/condition/twist and 2 hours under the dryer). My thought process was to wash/condition and just re twist the front, but I wasn’t feeling that idea, so then I decided I would re twist but not add any clips.
Sit under a hooded dryer- Mini me hair was completely
I’m certain this is the way we will retwist mini me loc’s moving forward. The entire process was 2 hours including drying time.