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    Lately I have been reading posts about people who can keep their twists in for weeks at a time. Keeping mine in for 7 days is stretching it. I do have a softer hair texture in the front and middle of my hair and that gets frizzy and unravels the fastest. I have to twist with a product like Jamaican Mango Lime Lock Gel or I can't even get the twists to stay for a minute and I have to use clips as well to keep the ends together until my hair dries. I would love to be able to keep my twists in for at least 2 weeks but want to know if this is even possible.

    I was wondering if those who can keep their twists in for weeks have a coarser hair texture, use a different product or are just better twisters.

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    :P Hello there...

    Well in response to your question I have a fairly coars hair texture maybe like a nappy, and I know that the longest I have kept a set of twists in was 3 weeks.

    But you must understand something first, I love to wash and re-twist my hair ^_^ so the average life span of my tiwsts are about 10 days before I just take them out.

    But during those three weeks I was very busy and didn't have the time to bother with my hair. I am trying to be more patient because I have a busy semester up ahead and can't afford to re-twist once a week.

    To twist I use the Hollywood beauty Carrot creme, it's cheap, moisturies and keeps my twist in place.

    Have you used any other product to twist your hair with?

    Also too have you tried just twisting your hair with dry hair? I know many here prefer to dry-twist their hair rather than wet-twist, whereas I like to wet-twist my hair.

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    It's really about accepting what your hair will and will not do; my hair is less coarse, and my twists would last for longer than a few weeks without retwisting- if I don't mind fuzzy, frizzy locks... :P....so my options are to either retwist the front of my locks every few days, or deal with the fuzzies....also don't let your twists get wet; that increases fuzziness too...and don't forget to cover them at night; a satin scarf tied tight, covered with a satin bonnet does the trick for me....HTH!

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    In regards to unraveling, yes it is about texture - nappier hair will not unravel too much. In regards to the frizzies, that's individual in how each person handles it. They are going to frizz.

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    yeah, I don't care about the frizz per se, but my twists do look old like ONE DAY after I put them in and then they fall out shortly thereafter so for me they're a waste of time. So if you're texture is doing you like that, you may need to find a protective style besides twists.

    - Tania

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    I am having a similar issue, but right now it looks like the longest I can go is 1 week. I'm going to accept that until I can figure out something else.

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    I have the same problem. They don't look right for more than a week, but I let them stay for 2 because of the amount of money I pay for them. I just retwist a few every night to TRY to keep the frizzies at bay. good luck.

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    For me it's a matter of size. Big ones can barely last a week. Small ones can last longer, but will get frizzy if I wash them.

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    I always keep my twists in at least 3 weeks. Frizz are a way of life with twists. But the funny thing about it is I get the most compliments when I feel like my twists look horrible because of frizz. One thing I do to help lessen the frizz is braid up my twists at night and then take the braids out in the morning.

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    I'm gonna try this. The longest of ever been able to keep a set of twists is two weeks, and I think swtiching the style up will help!

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    I definitely think that certain textures hold twists better than others. For people with a looser texture, there are gels and holding creams/sprays that help twists last longer.

    As for the frizzies, I think everyone gets them regardless of texture. It's up to the individual whether or not they feel like wearing frizzy twists. Personally, it doesn't bother me at all. I can keep my twists in for 4 weeks with no problems.

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    My hair is definitely coarse and my twists & twist-outs last forever. However, when I twist my little sister's hair (which is very soft and curly) her twists looks frizzier by the second or third day than mine's do after two or three weeks.

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    If not for my scalp issues I could keep twists in for 5-6 weeks with no problem.

    My texture is coarse and my hair is really thick so I think this helps alot. Frizzies are just a part of twists after a while.

    Good luck .

    Tryce

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    Well after swearing all day yesterday and this morning that I was never going to twist my hair again because it took to long and only lasted a few I went ahead and twisted this afternoon. I really think keeping my hair twisted has contributed to the growth and health of my hair. I am going to try and keep this for at least a week and a half which will be a record for me. I may be retwisting the front or wearing scarves but I can't keep twisting every weekend. Takes way too much time.

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    I keep my twists in for 2-4 weeks. I have a soft texture in the front of my hair and have no problem with my twists staying in. I don't use product when I'm twisting. I usually twist small and I don't rinse my twists, so that probably helps with keeping them in. I let them get slightly damp sometimes. I twist on dry hair, stretched hair

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    My hair is soft and wiry at the same time. My hair frizzes up regardless of whether I do small, medium, or large twists. My ends of my twists in the back of my head usually unravel... that area of my hair isn't as wiry as the rest of my hair. The longest I've kept my twists in was 3 weeks. I usually keep them in for 1-2 weeks (may do a twistout during the second week). I can tolerate a fair amount of fuzz. I also do not wash my hair when it's in twists because washing causes a tangled dried mess with my twists.

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