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I'm trying to grow out my hair. What should I do if it's too relaxed to hold a twist?
If your hair is too thin to hold the twists, then they might not give you the texture you need to match your new growth when it starts to come in, anyway. What you may want to try instead is to french braid your hair in two french braids (if you know how to), on either side of your head (wait until your hair is nearly dry if you can, or dry, and spritz with a little water before braiding). Then you can put a clip on the ends to hold them together until it dries.

If you don't know how to french braid, braid your hair in about 4 (more or less) basic braids on each side of your head, for a total of about 8 braids. It's best to wait until your hair is nearly dry. It's okay if you have to clip your ends in a barrette for now. The relaxed hair is damaged anyway. The hair that counts is the new growth, and you won't need to put a barrette on it to hold the ends together.

If none of those ideas sound like they'd work, putting a little moisturizing gel on the ends might get them to stay. I'd be cautious about barrettes, or putting bands directly on the ends of every twist because the relaxed hair is already so fragile.

It's best to sleep in them. It gives them time to set. Then in the morning you can take them out. It's best not to fingercomb them because it will weaken your set and add to the wear and tear on your hair.

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