My daughter’s Ghana Plaits lasted almost a week. The only reason they did not last longer than that was the thread began to unravel. I need to improve my technique to avoid this. After the 5th day, I decided to remove the thread. Her hair held together for a while without the thread. It was actually kind of cute, sort of a twist without the twist 🙂 However, by the next day, the sections of hair began to separate, so I went ahead and finished separating the hair into somewhat of a twist out (or actually a thread out…I guess?). There was not quite enough definition or texture to pull off the look so I ended up brushing it all back into a puff.