Crochet Kinky Twists - *Pics*

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  1. nikolite

    nikolite Well-Known Member

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    So I tried Kellum's brilliant crochet kinky twists this weekend. I fell in love with the kinky twists I had a few years ago, but they pretty much ruined my hair. This was a much better alternative.

    It took about 6 hours to do (although the first 2 hours I had no idea what I was doing and still learning to get a technique down). I'm gonna try to keep these in for 4 weeks.

    I really like them. In the last pic, I have some pinned back with a jazzy bobby pin. What do you all think?
     

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    Love them!
     
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    They look great. How long did it take?
     
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    That looks so pretty! I like how your own hair looks as well.
     
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    Wow! They look awesome! I think I might try this for a vacation I'm going on next week. What kind of hair did you use?
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    Very, very nice!!!
     
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    These came out gorgeous! You did a great job! I want mine done.
     
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    Nice! Love your cornrows in the 1st pic!
     
  10. nikolite

    nikolite Well-Known Member

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    They took about 6 hours to put in. But I think I can do them in 4 hours next time. The cornrows themselves take about an hour.
     
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    Very cute! What hair did you use?
     
  12. nikolite

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    Thanks. I'm going to Puerto Rico soon, which is exactly why I decided to put them in.

    I used Eon Spring Twist hair in color 2, which I got from my local BSS. I think I'll try color 4 next time. http://eonhair.com/p50/Spring-Twist/product_info.html
     
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    How many packs did you use?
     
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    very cute....
     
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    how long do you plan to keep them in? They look amazing I wud I like to try this? Do they show when you put them up?
     
  16. nikolite

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    I used about a pack and a half.
     
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    I'm hoping to keep them in for 4 weeks. I normally don't go past two weeks with cornrows, but since they are hidden under the twists I won't have to worry about the frizz. (Plus I henna'd 2 weeks ago and its a lot stronger and less porous and frizzy). I'll spray them daily to moisturize and wash them with diluted shampoo and DC two weeks in.

    They do show when I put them up, particularly on the sides because I didn't want the hair hanging off of my edges so I left those alone. Also, the plaits at the ends of my cornrows are cornrowed together and then pinned up on the side, so you can kind of tell there is a thick roll there in the back when my hair lifted high. I don't plan on wearing them up though. But I can wear them in a ponytail at the base of my neck. I think if you fill the sides and back in more you could wear them up.
     
  18. Foxglove

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    They look great! So did you crochet the loose hair then twist it or did you twist first then crochet? TIA!
     
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    Wait so you put these in, and did your own kinky twist? I'm kind of slow...

    So basically, I have to know how to do a kinky twist?
     
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    I love your hair!! Do you find them heavy at all? I would love to do this style but fear that they may be too heavy.
     
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    What did you do with the ends of your cornrows? Did you sew them with thread?
     
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    They look good :)
     
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    Did you cut the eon hair in half or use the whole length
     
  24. nikolite

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    I crocheted the loose hair first, then tied a knot, then twisted the hair while it was hanging off of my cornrow.

    Yeah, but its not hard at all to do a kinky twist. If you already know how to 2-strand twist your own hair, its exactly the same. The hair forms into the "kinky" style itself. The only difference is that you have to twist the hair counter-clockwise for it to form correctly.

    Surprisingly, its not heavy at all. The hair is really light and fluffy. I don't feel much weight pulling on my hair, my head just feels a bit warmer, LOL.
     
  25. nikolite

    nikolite Well-Known Member

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    I cornrowed them all together going across, braided the resulting plait to the end, and then pinned it up in between two rows on the right with bobby pins. A pic of the end result is attached.

    I used the whole length.
     

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    They look really nice. Didn't your hair hurt when putting the crochets in?Can you recommend any tutorial where I can learn to do these? TIA.
     
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    This looks great! Wow, I think this is a great idea. I may try this soon as my own hair in twists get frizzy pretty quickly since I work out five days a week.
     
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    There were some parts up front (around my hairline) that hurt a little when I tugged on the twists, but for these I had my hubby hold down the base while I finished the twist. They were only a few. But the rest didn't hurt at all.

    Here is a great tutorial. She uses a different type of hair (freetress water wave) and she doesn't twist or plait it once she crochets it in, but I did it the exact same way except I twisted the hair after knotting it. I plan on doing this style with water wave hair in the future too.

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTDxOgUM1vI
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWtfmuN0ggk&feature=related
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HRjDqo69mA&feature=related
     
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    This is great!

    I'm bored with my hair, and this a perfect way to keep my hands out of it for a few weeks.

    My last crochet attempt was a disaster, but this should be much easier.

    Thanks!
     
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    These turned out really pretty!
     

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