How to Keep Synthetic Afro Kinky Hair Twist Looking Good


Wearing a synthetic Afro kinky hair twist can add fullness and dimension to your natural locks. Keeping it looking good and resembling real hair is not as challenging as it can seem. With some common household items and a little bit of care, your synthetic hair piece will retain its beauty and more closely resemble human hair.

Things You'll Need

  • Talcom or baby powder
  • Liquid fabric softener
  • Water
  • 1 quart plastic container
  • Paddle brush
  • Baby shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Deep conditioning treatment

Caring for Synthetic Hair

Work out any knots and snarls from your synthetic Afro kinky hair twist with a paddle brush before cleaning or wearing.

Wash your synthetic hair as you would your own natural hair, every two to three days.

Use a gentle baby shampoo and carefully lather the twist. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Apply conditioner and work gently through the hair. Rinse thoroughly.

Use a deep conditioning treatment on your synthetic hair after every seven days of use.

Avoid natural hair styling products other than gentle shampoo and conditioner on synthetic hair as they can damage the fibers.

Do not use heated hair styling tools on synthetic hair as they might also damage the fibers.

Removing Shine from Synthetic Hair

Apply a small amount of baby powder to your hands and run your fingers through the hair strands of your twist. This will dull some of the shine that is common with synthetic hair.

Pour water into a one quart plastic container until it is half full.

Add two tablespoons of liquid fabric softener.

Place synthetic Afro kinky hair twist in the container.

Allow the Afro kinky hair twist to soak for one hour.

Remove hair from container and allow to air dry.

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