You may not know this but crochet twists are one of the most popular protective styles right now. If you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably seen many women (young and mature) wearing this style. Why? Because crochet twists look just like senegalese or rope twists but you no longer have to sit for 6 or 7 hours to get them installed! Plus, this style puts less tension on your natural hair than individually installed twists or braids. You see why I’m such a fan of this style? In this article I’m going to give my review of Mega Senegalese Twist Hair.
I was so excited when many creators like Outre provied crochet braids. The hair currently comes in bundle of 90 braids which in my opinion is cheaper to buy: one length, 18” and 15 colors available. The small twists are more like “mini twists” and the large twists aren’t really large, but actually medium sized. Now, to be completely transparent, I love to see people rocking bold colors and inches for days, but I’m actually pretty conservative in real life, LOL! For my installation I used 2 packs of 90 braids which fits in my hair very well. Make sure your cornow well.
For the first time, I did my hair by myself which I save a lot of money. Thanks to all my beauties, hairdressers on Youtube for their amazing tutorial.
The installation process was REALLY easy. Here’s how it is done :
- Start with freshly washed hair that had been detangled and blow dried
- Cornrow my natural hair, straight back into about 10 braids and then sewed the ends of my hair down (so that the ends of my braids weren’t sticking out)
- Next, take each crochet twist and crocheted them into my hair with a crochet needle
- After installing all of the hair, she sealed the ends of the braids by dipping them in hot water. This just helps to ensure the twists don’t come apart. However, you would probably be fine if you didn’t seal the ends
- Voila, installation complete! it typically takes anywhere fro 1.5-2 hours to install crochet twists.
My Thoughts on Senegalese Twist Hair:
It’s been 3 weeks since the install and I have to say, I’m really glad I gave it a try! I have received a LOT of compliments on my hair and it’s great to not have to worry about styling my hair every day.
One common question I get asked is if they are heavy. To be completely honest, I think it depends on what you are used to. For me, the twists themselves feel really lightweight, however when I pull them up in a ponytail on top of my head, they are obviously heavier. My neck doesn’t hurt or anything but I notice the weight. The fewer bags of hair you use, the lighter it will feel too.
The hair itself looks great. It has a nice luster to it, but isn’t “shiny.” One of the things I love about it is that it doesn’t frizz up easily. The only thing that you will notice is that the areas that you play in or touch more often may have a few frizzes but I just take small scissors and cut off the fly-aways.
Now, let me tell you my FAVOURITE thing about this style. A few hour ago I decided to untwist all of my twists. I have always wanted to have big curly hair and I thought this would be the perfect chance. It probably took me an 30 minutes to an hour while watching TV. As you can see below, I LOVE the look. I can’t decide which is my favorite- the twists or the untwists! It’s wonderful to be able to get 2 looks out of this style! Untwisting the hair is perfect for when your hair gets a little older because it’s easy to hide the roots of your hair that have begun to grow out.
Untwist and Twisted