How To: An Easy Twist Out Guide
How To: An Easy Twist Out Guide. Since becoming natural I have had to embrace not only the texture of my hair but getting comfortable with trying different styles. When I started this journey I had protective styles back to back including Senegalese twists and sew-ins. I tried out perm rod sets which I really liked and were my go to during my transition period.
A few months ago I finally had enough of the stages of transitioning and the limp and split hair ends so I cut them all off. Since I cut the ends my hair has been more manageable and I have been able to wear different natural styles including my new favorite the twist out. I have listed the steps to create this simple and versatile hairstyle.
- Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner of your choice. Or if you recently washed your hair you can do a co-wash with conditioner or co-wash products. I washed my hair a few days before this tutorial so I just co-washed with my As I Am Co-Wash. These products are affordable, they smell great and they leave your hair thoroughly cleansed.
- Next, I use a conditioner with a good slip to finger detangle my hair. I love the Aussie 3 minute miracle because it smells great and detangles my hair with ease. I have always had very tangled hair but since I use this every time I wash or co-wash there are fewer tangles and less shedding.
- After detangling and rinsing the conditioner I towel dry my hair but not too rough as you don’t want to pull your hair or tangle it and you still want it a little damp for the twist-out.
- Apply leave-in conditioner of your choice. I used the By Made Beautiful True Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner. I received these products in a monthly Curlbox Subscription and have loved them ever since. This leave-in conditioner not only smells great but its lightweight has great slip and is made with natural ingredients including honey, mango, shea butter and coconut.
- I then section my hair into four or five sections usually three in the front and two in the back. Sections make it easier to move through the hair and help you to have more even looking twists.
- You will then start in the back and take down one section to apply your product using the LOC method which I discuss next.
- Next step is oil. I use the LOC method which stands for Liquid, Oil, and Creme. Liquid or water-based products help to hydrate the hair. The oil helps to seal in the moisture and the creme helps to prevent moisture loss by closing the cuticle. I used the Reshma Henna Infused Oil for Dry and Damaged Hair. This is another product that I received in my monthly Curlbox Subscription. The oil is lightweight. You can smell the henna which if you don’t like that smell it is a little strong but I did not mind it because it made my hair smell fresh and clean.
- I then apply mousse. I like to use a little mousse because it helps my hair to better hold a curl. All hair textures are different so what works for me might not work for you. The Eden Body Works Citrus Fusion Styling Mousse is AMAZING! This product is used on soft hold hairstyles so its perfect for twist-outs and roller sets for looser softer curls.
- Next up is the Maui Moisture Curl Quench Coconut Oil Curl Smoothie. I love this product. It has aloe vera juice and infused with coconut water, papaya butter and plumeria. Girl, you need some of this it’s the best. It helps to give my twist-outs bounce and shine.
- Last but not least Eco Styler Gel with Olive Oil. This is a styling gel so it just helps to hold the twists. It’s a lightweight gel so it won’t weigh your hair down.
- Start taking 1/4 inch parts from the section or however big you want and two strands twisting the hair making sure to twist hair around your fingers at the end to curl the ends so they don’t look limp. Sometimes my ends don’t cooperate and I will then use some small purple or grey perm rods to aid in keeping the ends curled.
- After you twist all the sections put on your satin bonnet or satin hair scarf to let hair dry overnight.
- I let my hair dry overnight and the next day you use a small bit of oil in your hands to unravel the twists. Make sure when unraveling you let the hair unravel in natural sections making sure not to disturb the curl pattern too much.
- You will then take a pick and fluff hair at the roots to give more volume and then make sure to use some type of gel to slick down your edges if you like that look. I used the By Made Beautiful Inspire Curly Temple Balm.
- There you have it you’re done. You can wear the hair down with the twists or you can pin-up in another hairstyle.
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