I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas holiday that was full of joy, relaxation and good food. I know I did for sure, especially because I got some time off from work!
Today, I’m coming at you guys with a comparison post! Even though it feels like winter break just started, I’ll be going back to school in about two and a half weeks for my second to last semester of college (I know, how crazy). You guys already know I love protective styles for my hair, especially during the school year because they save me so much time in the morning. I’m already deciding on what style I want for the next semester, but I’m having a little trouble deciding between the large and x-large crochet hair. I’m sure I’m not the only one that faces this dilemma, especially when it comes to changing your hair, so I’m here to give pros and cons between both types of twists. Hopefully by the end of this post, I’ll have made up my own mind as well. At the end of each section, I’ll leave links to each type of twists from my favorite beauty supply, Divatress, so that you guys can check them out if you want some for yourself! I did receive payment from Divatress for this post. Let’s get started:
Large Senegalese Twists
My first time trying out these twists was this past semester. Divatress sent me some to review, and at first I was a little hesitant because I was so used to wearing the bigger twists. After getting them installed, I realized that I actually really loved them! Here is an overview of the pros and cons:
– Easier to install because they’re smaller and slip through my cornrows easier
– More versatility in hairstyles because they’re smaller and easier to put up in buns and ponytails
– They have a longer life span because they’re smaller and receive less abrasion
– Easier to shower with because they’re easier to put up and out of the way
– Easier to sleep with
– Longer installation time because they’re smaller
– More packs of hair = more $$$ to spend because they’re smaller. 7 packs would be good for a complete look.
– Less volume which isn’t the best if you love big hair
Overall I rate this hair 8/10. I didn’t know how much I’d love smaller crochet twists because I never wanted to venture outside of my comfort zone and try something different! Now, these twists are definitely going to be one of my go-to protective styles! You can check out these twists here
X-Large/Jumbo Senegalese Twists
This type of twist has been my favorite for a very long time. I feel because they’re so big and provide a lot of volume, they frame my little round face really well! After trying out the smaller sized twists, I realized that there are some qualities in these twists that vary strongly between the smaller ones. Here is my overview of the pros and cons:
– They provide a lot of volume for people that love a big look
– They don’t take as long to install because they’re bigger
– Less packs of hair = less $$$. 5 packs would be good for a full look!
– Looks great and shows off braid accessories well!
– Require more maintenance to last longer due to their size
– Heavier on the head
– Harder to sleep and shower with
– A little difficult to get the hair loop through cornrows because they’re so much bigger!
Overall I rate these twists 7/10. Even though the rating is less than the smaller twists, I’m someone that loves big hair and would deal with the cons just for the look! If you’re interested in these x-large/jumbo twists, you can check them out here!
I still feel a bit undecided on which hairstyle to choose for the new year, but I know I’ll figure it out soon. I think I’m leaning a bit more towards the x-large twists, but I want to know what you guys think!
Large or X-Large? Let me know in the comments below!
In the meantime, check out Divatress for more protective style options, hair care, and accessories! They’re having a new deal everyday until 2019, so if you’re wanting to go into the new year with a fresh, new look, this sale is for YOU!
Until next time,