Ask an Expert: Is It Possible to Wash Senegalese Twists on a Weekly Basis?

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We’re excited to have an up-and-comer in the hair world, Reece, here to answer your crucial hair concerns. Remember, if you have questions for our experts you can submit them on our submissions page.

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Question: Is it possible to wash Senegalese twists on a weekly basis without it loosening dramatically?

Answer:

Traditionally washing Senegalese twists on a weekly basis in my opinion is not advisable because it will result in frizz, loosing them and/or causing matting at the root. There are dry shampoos that you can use and/or an apple cider vinegar (ACV) mix. I usually use 1 part ACV and 2 parts water. Spray the roots with this mixture and rub it in with a dry face towel using your index finger between each row. After doing so, spray the shaft of the hair and pat to dry. To re-moisturize use a spray leave in and oil, you should feel a world of a difference.

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Reece is a NYC based hairstylist and at 23, she is currently a student at the Carsten Institute of Cosmetology in New York City where she is expected to graduate in January 2015. At Carsten, Reece has made a point to not only learn the traditional techniques and services offered but has also opened herself to learning how to apply those same techniques to diverse hair types, especially naturally, curly hair. One of Reece’s goals, as she grows in the beauty industry, is to be a trailblazer in the movement of professionalizing natural hair care.

Instagram: @littlemissreece / Site: styleseat.com/styledbyreece

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