The Nudred Hair Twisting System is blowing my mind!
What is Nudred you ask?
Nudred is “a revolutionary hair twisting device” that allows anyone, professional or not, to easily and quickly twist naturally kinky or tightly curled hair. The actual device is a firm spongey material with holes on the side that comes into contact with your hair. Nudred comes in standard size (blue) or large size (red) holes. The size of the holes determines the size of the twists the sponge creates. The red sponge with larger holes is recommended for use on longer hair. The entire sponge is contoured to fit in your hand comfortably.
Before Nudred you had to use a comb to twist individual sections of your hair by hand, but now Nudred sections your hair and completes a twisted style in a fraction of the time.
According to the website, it only takes 3-20 minutes to twist your hair using the Nudred, depending on the length of your hair. They also purport that you can save money using the device because doing your own hair is much more affordable than a typical visit to a salon for a twisted hair style.
Also, the Nudred works on very short hair to create “twisties” that are hard to do with a comb at that length, and allows you to wear the twists whenever you want easily combing them out back into your fro. Since there is no pulling you can use Nudred on your children or babies as young as a year.
So how do you use the Nudred “hair twisting device”?
First you dampen your hair or the Nudred with one of their products, then place the Nudred on your hair and start rubbing it in a circular motion, rarely breaking contact with your hair, and it will begin to twist.
Here are a few videos showing Nudred in action:
On longer hair:
I’m not sure how to maintain or clean your Nudred but since it’s a sponge I’m assuming a quick wash in warm soapy water would do the trick. They sell a spray called “Sanitize I.T.” in their store, which I assume is a cleanser, but since there is no description accompanying the product I cannot be certain.
Later in the year I originally wrote this post (Nov 2009), I got my hands on the original Nudred and recorded a video with my 1st impressions:
Updated Feb. 2016 – Since then, I’ve had short hair a few times but, regrettably, have always forgotten about the Nudred. #hairbloggerfail HOWEVER, last year my husband purchased a knock-off hair styling sponge to use on my son’s hair that I really enjoy. Although it is not an original Nudred, I can attest that Nudred’s claim about being able to use the sponge on very young children without pain or pulling must be true. My son is a 3 year old with severe sensory issues, and (shockingly) was not bothered by my using the hair sponge to style his hair (if we’re being 100% honest I expected him to scream … but instead he acts like he’s getting a head massage lol).
Ultimately, my thoughts about the Nudred (or any hair sponge) have evolved since 2009. If you plan on keeping your hair short or shorter, I say go for it. If you plan on growing your hair out, I still can’t recommend a sponge that causes friction to style the hair because I still suspect it will affect the cuticle of the hair strands over time with prolonged use. If I ever wear my hair short again I will definitely use a hair sponge to style my hair. I will also update this post with video of me styling my son with the knockoff sponge if/when I can (he can’t sit up well so it’s a bit tricky, but I will try).