Lola Brigida: I have thin hair too and twists are a pain but they do help your hair to grow and not break. I suggest that you do them with as little product as possible. I put in light leave in (I like Giovanni Direct leave in) throughout damp freshly washed hair and then twist . Then I rub a little oil over all of the twists and roll them on flexirods. When I take out the flexirods I pin the twists up kind of close to the roots. At night I moisturize with water and put the flexirods in again.
jennycglad58: Don't make ur twist so small..my hairs thin 2 n I've been there but when i used more hair it was better
NappyNFree: Thanks, lady! I won't...I will keep plugging away with this hair of mine!
Candie5000: Lol I love the video. Dont give up and I also have thin hair. And your funny! Good luck sista!
NappyNFree: Thank you!
NappyNFree: Thanks for the tips. I have become a pro with the curly twist out!
CessCurls Turner: BTW I actually thought that the results in the beginning of the 1st vid (i think #44) was cute.
CessCurls Turner: Late response. instead of heavy butters/grease for the twists try using a good leave in and a light holding gel. put the leave in throughout your hair before you start twisting and seal with a light oil then use a little gel for each twist. I too had to make this adjustment the butters/grease may be too heavy for your hair. I also find that when I curl or do a braid/twist out on the 2 strand twists it gives me a fuller look. Good luck and happy styling.
NappyNFree: Good idea! I can see how this would hide the scalpy look. Thank you!
SimplyLala1: Try putting your hair diagonal instead of doing it straight across. This will help to limit some of the scalpy look
NappyNFree: sigh...I wish I could try CO. I bought some a long ago and loved the consistency and how it made my hair feel. However, I am allergic to it. It makes my scalp itch like the pickleens! Any product with CO high on the ingredient list is bad for me. Which I hate because so many hair products use this oil!
Thanks for the suggestion, though!
rbandleahsmom: I love your graciousness. My 6 year old daughter had issues with her hair looking moisturized and I tried EVERYTHING. Then I went to Wholefoods grocery and bought natural coconut oil and it was amazing. Try your twistout with coconut oil blended with a little ecostyler until it makes a butter like consnsitency and you will love that look even more! Good Luck!
NappyNFree: I am trying! The thin hair makes this style hard to wear!
OliviaDaughter: Keep working in it. I have.similar issues.
NappyNFree: This is really great advice. You are so right about the wealth of info available on YouTube and how overwhelming it can be. I constantly have to fight the urge to buy everything. :-) Thank you.
NappyNFree: It's a hard-knock life. :-)
Stacey K: I feel you my thin hair sister
NappyNFree: I AGREE! Jherri curl juice has been my go-to for moisture. Too bad I had to learn the hard way. :-)
Brooke Moore: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!! Also, keep deep conditioning. I think you will notice a difference
NappyNFree: I didn't know this. This applies to edible aloe vera gel, too? That is what I use. I have used aloe vera juice in past, but stopped using it because it spoiled faster than I was using it. When I run out of the gel, I will purchase the juice and really compare the two. Thank you!!!
Dr. vs Mrs.: Some aloe vera gel doesn't have a low enough pH to close the cuticle! But, I'm sure you definitely know what works for you, just trying to help save you some effort, I wish someone had told me sooner! :) Your vids are awesome BTW :)
NappyNFree: I use to wear kinky a few years ago. I need to revist it.
And I use aloe vera gel and LOVE it. It is definitely a staple! :-)
Dr. vs Mrs.: Instead of yarn, what do u think about using kinky hair? Also, have you ever considered using an aloe vera juice mix, and spraying it on the ends of your hair only? Perhaps the aloe vera juice can help mitigate the cuticle being open, leading to a frayed ends appearance.
teeahtate: I think that the yarn can dry your hair out if you do not condition well.
NappyNFree: Oh, forgot to answer your question! No, the yarn isn't dry or stripping, although I can see why people think that. I did too when I first started wearing yarn. The problem is me and keeping the yarn in too long (4-5 weeks) and trying to detangle with buildup. Now, I keep the yarn in for only two weeks and I have seen a big difference in my hair.
NappyNFree: Hi there! Thanks for your suggestions. I will have to do some research on your recommendations.
I have considered the CG method, but to be honest I don't know if I have the patience for the finger detangling. The few times I tried it, my hair was still tangled.....Thank goodness my hair is thin cause I don't know how thick-haired girls do it!
SYREETABEETA: Hello! You're so funny and sweet and positive! I'm a thin hair natural as well but I've been using Nioxin #2 products as well as Morrocan Oil's hydration mask as a deep conditioner which does wonders for my curl pattern. You should maybe give that a try :-) Also I feel the CG method would do wonders for your hair! Do you think the yarn twist are drying and stripping your hair? :-)
naturalhairfan: you rock that twist out!!!! i think twist outs/braid outs look better on us thin haired naturals than (mini) twists as a style.
NappyNFree: Hi! I have been natural since 2007. I hid my hair for two years before finally coming "out" and properly caring for my hair in 2009. I have no idea! Well, I know part of my problem is breakage, but thin hair can be a real challenge1
Alexis Milner: Awesome video! 2 questions....How long have you been natural? How come us fine haired naturals always have scraggly ends at the end of our twists?
NappyNFree: Well...wow! Wow. I wish I had the courage to use it. My edges could use some TLC.
I will have to give this some thought. :-)
Thejuleze: A lady on youtube alsosaw it a couple of years ago, but rejected the idea. After spending tons of money on products that didn't work, she hitched on the MN-ride, and she was almost in tears from joy that it worked. That clinched it for me! :D
Thejuleze: I did try it *drum rolls* and it's working.
The hair at my nape is growing, my edges is at its best.
I've used it for only a week before misplacing it.
I got another, and prepared it yesterday evening.
I mixed it with Kinky-curly serum, and 8 different oils (including JBCO) as I want my hair to be nourished and thick at the same time.
My natural-haired friend also says hers is working very well for her.
I hate addiction, so after a month of using, I'll take about a week's break, and so on.
NappyNFree: Hi! Sorry for the late response...this message was in my spam e-mail folder!
It is depressing to have such sick looking twists, but oh well...A few years ago, I considered the coochie cream, too. I even went to the store and studied each brand. I changed my mind, though. :-p Let me know how it works for you if you decide to try it.
Thejuleze: Sorry about the second attempt. I was searching for the loose twist by Cipriana, where she makes the root a bit lose, as well as the middle, then she twists the end tight.
I don't want to twist on wet hair cuz I don't like the look.
I'll be doing mini twists, and then use rollers, flexi rods and curlformers to play with it.
I'm seriously looking into the coochie cream on hair wonder, and might be trying it.
CremeDeLaKI Fallen: Ive heard that castor oil thickens your hair, and seals your ends. I do not know how true it is, but when being a natural you have to test out new things. Good luck and your hair is gorgeous!!!!!
NappyNFree: Yes, that is a great way to put it! My hair looks weird! :-)
NappyNFree: Well, hello, and thank you for subscribing! I hope my videos can help. I tell you...it is trial and a lot of error! :-)
NappyNFree: Thank you! :-)
Sherri Alexander: Love your determination! Looks good when all said and done. 8-)
MizzezJaxon: Im so glad to have found someone who has thin natural hair like mine! I just subscribed! :-)
Sandy Cheeks: wow your hair looks like mine lol..i hate twists because its very scalpy. i just dont have enough hair it just looks weird lol
NappyNFree: I have gotten so much good advice from people about how to do twists on my own hair! I may have to retry this style...one day. I do think the key is letting them get old, but having to look a fright until a few days pass by...YIKES!
Hurry up and move so you can post a video! :-)
Francesca Serrano-Hall: ...BRULEE (by Curls, Inc.). I then two strand twist. They are nice and shiny. I have left them in for sometimes one week. I then twist out if I desire, and the twist out it fab. I have also done the same thing, but cornrowed instead of twist out. Taking out the cornrows also leaves a nice wave, similar to what you did in this vid. If you decide to try it, please let me know. I wish I could post a vid reply, but I'm moving, and there is not a cleara spot in this house that I wish to show.
Francesca Serrano-Hall: I didn't read all of your comments, but as a thin-haired woman, who loves twists and twists outs, I have been trying many products. I wash and condition my hair and twist it when wet. When my hair is dry, I take out the twists and then RETWIST them. I use different products, but my latest that really came out successful was 1st, putting a little VATIKA oil, then I put a teeny weeny amount of Taliah Waajid's DETANGLER. I then comb with a DENM...AN brush. Then I put a little dab of CURL CREME
NappyNFree: @sparkle453 Hi there! Thanks for this message. At this point, I am done with the twists, but who knows? I may give it another try. Maybe they would look better after several days!
Cliche Marie: I was disappointed at 1st that u were disappointed but whn I saw ur "happy accident" I cud only cheer. Ur styling is super grt! I hv thin hair 2 but don't mind the sparse lk. Brick laying does help and twisting while wet. U can even get a diff lk whn u shampoo. I lv the lk of my hair I get every 2-3 days. It goes thru so many changes and kind of makes me laugh. I'm only a 2 2 mth nat newbie and lv my hair already! Enjoy the ride!
NappyNFree: 8 hours?! Wow. Maybe one day I might try this. I worry about making them so small, but it doesn't seem like that is a valid worry. Thanks!
padee99: I also have thin hair & have same frustrations. HOWEVER, I've found my miracle cure-MINI-TWISTS. From the looks of your video, I think my mini-twists are 1/2-1/3 the size of yours. I referred to Naptural85's videos. I used AsIAmNaturally Twist Defining Cream & spent 8 hrs watching TV & twisting damp hair. I misted it when I finished & mist caused shrinkage & the twists coiled beautifully making my hair much fuller. It lasts about 2 weeks & I will use it as my go-to protective style from now on.