How To Do Kinky Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions

Kinky Twists Using Kinky ExtensionsBraiding two strand kinky twists with kinky hair extensions is an African hair braiding technique that entails taking a kinky hair extension strand and folding it in half. The center of the folded kinky extension is then placed in the middle of two small sections (or two strands) of hair. One half of the folded kinky hair extension is then combined and twisted with one of the two small sections of natural hair. Finally, the other half of the folded kinky extension is combined and twisted with the second section of natural hair. You can buy either long or short kinky hair extensions. Kinky hair extensions are always synthetic.

 

How To Braid African Kinky Twists Using Kinky Extensions Video

The video above shows how to braid medium size African kinky twists using kinky hair extensions. Kinky twists of medium thickness are the most popular and the easiest to braid.

If you would like to braid twists of medium thickness using kinky hair extensions, ensure that each half of the folded kinky hair extension is of equal length. The looped part of the folded kinky hair extension is placed in the middle of two natural hair strands (or hair sections). Each half of the kinky hair extension strands is then combined and twisted with each of the two natural hair strands.As you combine and twist the two stands, ensure that they interlock one another neatly.

Preparing twists of thin or thicker breadth takes more effort as each of the kinky hair extension strands has to be unraveled first. For thinner twists, the unraveled kinky hair extension strand is divvied up.

To get thicker twisted kinky hair extensions, several unraveled kinky hair extension strands are combined to form one thick strand.

Braiding thicker African kinky twists and micro kinky twist braids with kinky hair extensions is similar to braiding two strand twists with regular hair extensions.

 
Prior To Braiding The Perfect Kinky Twist Braids, Is There Any Treatment Like Blow Drying That Is Required?

Shampoo and condition your hair. Apply treatment if you have a perm. Blow dry your hair using the low power setting. Thoroughly comb your hair using a toothed wooden comb to ensure it is tangle and knot free. Moisturize the scalp and the natural hair evenly with TCB’S hair food.

 
Are There Any Tools, Extensions Or Accessories That Are Required To Braid Twists With Kinky Hair Extensions?

Items needed to braid twists with kinky hair extensions include 3 packages of kinky hair extensions, a comb, hair food like TCB (or if you are in a pinch Vaseline oil), a hair clip (optional) and a hair band (optional) to hold the finished braids in place.

 
Do You Need A Lubricant To Make Your Fingers ‘Sticky’ So As To Braid Kinky Twists?

A good hair food applied to your fingers helps you braid kinky twists quickly, easily and comfortably.

 
What Are The Common Ways Of Finishing The Ends Of Braided Twists With Kinky Hair Extensions?

Finishing the ends of medium size kinky twist braids is easy, you do not need to tie knots, burn the ends or dip the braids in hot water, just ensure that the folded kinky hair extension strands are of the same length. As you braid, ensure that the 2 curly kinky strands formed when the kinky hair extension was folded in half interlock one another effortlessly.

If you are finishing thin kinky twist braids, dip the finished braids in hot water. If you are finishing thick twists with kinky hair extensions, tie a very small knot at the ends.

 
What Is The Easiest Way Of Removing Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions?

Cut off any knots that you may have tie at the braid ends. Then, undo the braids by twisting them in an anti clockwise manner as you tug on them. If the kinky twist braids do not have knots at their ends, undo them by twisting them in an anticlockwise manner as you gently pull on them.

 
What Are The Advantages Of Braiding Kinky Twists?

Kinky twist braids are preferred since they require minimal daily maintenance. They are also very easy to remove.

 
What Are The Disadvantages Or Challenges Of Braiding Twists With Kinky Hair Extensions?
  1. Kinky hair extensions are synthetic and are not reusable. If you do decide to wash them, they will get tangled and frizzed up.
  2. If you are trying to braid medium size kinky twists and you do not fold the kinky hair extension in half, the ends will be uneven; you will have to split the longer strand in half to finish the ends.
  3. You should try and avoid braiding kinky extensions on light thin hair.
  4. Aggressive tightening can cause natural hair to break and have split ends.
  5. Kinky hair extensions are significantly more expense than regular synthetic extensions.
 
Is Braiding Twists With Kinky Hair Extensions On Short Hair Any Different From Braiding Long Hair?

Braiding twists using kinky hair extensions on natural hair that is less than two inches long would be extremely difficult to braid.

 
How Many Different Thicknesses Or Types Of Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions Are There?

There are generally 3 types or thicknesses of twist braids with kinky hair extensions: thin, medium and thick kinky twists.

 
How Long Do The Different Thicknesses Of Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions Take To Braid?

Thin kinky twist braids can take three to four hours to braid. Medium and thick twist braids can take two to three hours to braid. They are very easy and quick to undo as you just untwist the braid.

 
On Average, How Long Do The Different Thicknesses Or Types Of Kinky Twist Braids Last Before Becoming Messy And Untidy?

With proper and regular maintenance, twist braids with kinky hair extensions can last up to two months. If you carry out repairs promptly they can last much longer.

 
What Is Required To Maintain Tidy Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions?

Regular moisturizing of the scalp with braid spray or a light oil that contains neem will nourish both the hair and scalp, keeping it healthy and fresh with a non-itchy feeling. Before you sleep, tie your braids together in a bun and in a hair net. This shall keep the braids neat and in place.

 
What Happens When Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions Get Soaked In Water?

If the braids are soaked in water for a prolonged period of time, they will become loose and unravel. The best way to deal with wet braids is to dry them promptly with a towel and blow dryer. Apply braid spray once the braids are completely dry. It is not advisable to take a shower with kinky twist braids without wearing a shower cap.

 
How Are Dirty Kinky Twist Braids Cleaned?

To clean your scalp while avoiding the tendency for the braids to become loose and look messy, dab a cotton ball in a mineral oil and gently massage the entire scalp. As a last resort you could remove the braids.

 
What Happens When Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions Are Braided Improperly?

If kinky twists are braided too tightly, pain and sores may flare up on the scalp leading to damage on the hairline.

 
Can You Describe In Words What The Common Styles Of Twist Braids With Kinky Hair Extensions Are?

Kinky twist braids appear to have volume and look elegant if tied in a ponytail.

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