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    Some of you wear two strand twist for weeks at a time with no intentions of locing. Do you wash your hair with the twists still in? If so, does it get matted up? I know box braids can be washed since I wash my 3 year old braids weekly (and take them down to re-braid every other week) and I haven't had much problems. Is this the same for two strand twists? I may try small twists on my daughter and also for myself in the future but I can't see going a month (or even 2 weeks) without washing my hair at least once!

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    I wash mine with the twists in. I find that it refreshs the style and makes it look better in between twistings. I usually wear my twists for two weeks and wash at least once in between. In addition to that I may even rinse my hair and scalp if I have been excercising or otherwise sweating a lot. Since everyone's hair texture is unique you can try it and see how yours responds. Mine do not unravel at all. In fact it makes the twists tighter. After the wash (or rinse) I either just let it dry naturally, or sometimes I will band it with ponytail holders to kind of stretch it out as it dries, it I'm in the mood for more length. I think there is a thread somewhere here about banding if you need more info. Really you ought to try it yourself to see how it works for you and your hair. I hope this helps.

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    When I wear twists, I wash my hair with the twists still in. I'd say it causes them to be puffy; I don't think it makes them matted.

    I rinse daily and deep condition once a week. I towel or air dry.

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    I wear my twists for two week, then take down wash my hair and retwist. However, since it almost time for a washing I'll try washing to see how my hair react.

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    I cowash with the twists still in and no, it doesn't cause the hair to mat. The only time I ever had matted hair was when i took out my microbraids after about 6 months with them in before my BC. Only reason my hair mats is when it's not being washed or cared for properly. I will retwist every week though because I'm OCD'd like that

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    I am a big fan of twists and used to put them in every week to two weeks, but I found that my twists don't stand up well to washing. I exercise 5 days a week and sweat a lot in my hair. I can't stand a sweaty head so I wash my hair after I exercise. My twists did not hold up well to this almost daily washing, the ends were becoming very tangled and knotted. I now put my hair in braids. I have less tangles and knots after washng my braids.

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    Sometimes (depending on how hectic my schedule is) I will wear my hair in twists for 4 wks. I wash with the twists in and I'll rinse my scalp in between whenever I feel it is neccesary. Sometimes I'll redo the front and edges but that's about it. It really just depends on your hair and how it reacts to water (and other products) while in twists.

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    I wash my hair with twists in because it makes things simpler and they stay in. I think it depends on your hair texture as to wheter or not they stay in or not when you wash. the only real difference I see in my hair is the shrinkage and they get a little bit puffier.

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    I do not wash my hair while the twists are in. I don't even rinse. My hair does become matted at the root and when I do take the twists down, my hair is so tangled.

    I take my twist down, wash, condish and retwist. I wish I could wash my twists...I would get at least 2 weeks wear out of them instead of just 1. Oh well, everyone's hair is different.

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    I wash my hair with twists in. My hair doesn't become matted either. Sometimes I have to redo a few on the edges and top because they start coming undone.

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    I undo my twist to wash my hair. If it's just a simple rinse, then I will leave them in.

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    Wash....no, but rinse yes. When I tried to wash them with shampoo all of my twists started coming aloose and occasionally after drying it would be matted together. Thats why I don't wash them anymore. I rinse them and used seabreeze to keep my scalp clean.

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    the most i did was put a little dr bronners peppermint soap on my hands, make a light lather, sort of pat it onto my scalp and rinse. i cant do anything fancy because my hair frizzes and unravels easily. i can only do one rinse then about a day or two after that i have to do my twists over.

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    I may rinse, but the one and only time I tried to wash with shampoo, my twists were no longer recognizeable. I then tried to undo them to retwist and my hair was a tangled mess! I don't know if it was the shampoo or if there is a special technique involved, but it was a disaster. My hair is very thick and tightly napped, so I don't know what the deal was. I'd actually appreciate any tips from ladies who are able to shampoo their twists with succcess...

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    I wash my hair while still in twists, and don't experience any matting or tangling. Washing helps to refresh the look, not to mention my hair and scalp, without having to undo them and put them back in. Sometimes I will retwist them after they've airdried.

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    How small are your braids? I tried braiding the roots of my twists a while ago and they were hell to get out (the braided area, not the twists).

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    plumper</span></span> and frizzy... but i like it like that . But if i try to rinse (or cowash) ere' day...boy! It'll still be cute but start to loc kinda... scared me the last time . But, in a nutshell, occasional rinsing does me well</span>

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    1. wash and twist
    2. twist out
    3. rinse and twist (or cowash and twist)
    4. twist out

    I only wash once every two weeks and step 2,3 and 4 can be repeated as many times as necessary. My hair will lock so I have to retwist all the time. Plus I like doing my hair to see the progress that it has made. I have a whole 3 months under my belt of twisting. *cracks nuckles*

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    Same here and it takes less time when you only have to retwist a few.

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    Ditto.
    I dont really wear twists that often, but both times I wore them I washed with them in. My hair doesn't matt but the roots get real puffy and stuff it looks more like dreads as I wash lol but I like it it looks cute I dunno some people like fresh looking twists and others rinse them on purpose to get a lived in look. I like em both from the beginning to the end of the style. My twists don't unravel either they get tighter as Lanai said and the ends coil up real purty like heh heh. IA with Lanai u should try it for urself. Ull never know til u do. As u can see uve gotten a variety of responses so every head is different even within hair types.

    Maybe if ur afraid of them matting try making some quick thick ones then using a spray bottle on them. (that way u can control the amount of water) just keep spraying and checking ur hair every once in a while (or maybe even just making a couple twists and trying this) and then spray the twists until theyre really damp. Then checking for adverse effects. Lol ok i changed my mind um why not just do a couple twists and wash ur hair normaly let dry then check and see how they react/look. that way if they matt then u only have to undo a few twists instead of ur whole head and u kno the answer to ur question if they dont u can try ur whole head and hopefully things work out. ok yeah haha

    hth peace

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    My hair is verrrrry thick. I wash my hair in 10 sections. After washing and conditioning I put each section in about 4 or 5 braids so I end up with over 40 braids. Usually when I am working out I put the braids back in a pony tail. When I am not working out I just leave my braids down.

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    I tried washing with my hair in twists and while I did like the puffy, faux loc look, they were harder to take down than when I didn't wash them. I felt like I ended up doing more damage than good, especially with this last set where the twists were really small. Now I just where them for about 7 to 10 days then I wear a twist-out and then wash & repeat.

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    I can't wash my hair in twists. They unravel very easily. I prefer box braids. I can wash them without a problem. After one wash though, it's time to take them down and re-do.

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    I've had much success wearing my hair in twists for 4 weeks at a time. I conditioner wash once a week with the twists in. I've minimized tangling while washing by concentrating on the scalp and only gently squeezing my twists. I only have to redo a few twists when I'm done.

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    I will co-wash my twists sometimes when my scalp gets the itchies ... IA with those who said it makes the twists plump up ... my twists do tend to unravel after the co-wash ... but not to the point where I can't stretch the style out for another week ... but then again ... week 2 of my twists are usually up in a high twist puff at the top of my head due to the unraveling ...

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    i wash my hair with my twists in and then redo them.

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    I washed my hair with the twists in ONCE! Once my twists were dry and I tried to re-do each one, it was a headache and I promised myself I wouldn't do it again. I was too frustrated when I was finally finished combing my hair. <_<

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    I co-wash and rinse while my twist are in. I always co-wash the day before I want to wear a twistout anyway. I don't scrub my scalp or anything because that will make them really tangled. Depending on what mood I am in I may even re-twist once they are dry.

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