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Best Product for Twists– Natural Hair

By January 27th, 202137 Comments

Best Product for Twists-- Natural Hair

CurlyNikki asks:

Which product or combo gives you the dopest (wet set) twist-out? I’m talking shiny, moist, defined, and long lasting hair!

CN’s Response: I’m still greatly enjoying the Yes To Cucumbers + Deva Set it Free combo. My hair is fluffy, shiny, and has lots of ‘controlled’ or ‘cute’ frizz. I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing though 🙂 Got any suggestions??


  • Anonymous says:

    I leave in central new jersey and I am looking for a hairstylist/hair salon. I recently chopped off my hair (best thing I have ever done), so my hair is very short (brush cut…lol). I am looking for hair products that are recommended at the early stages of going natural. Something that adds shine and maybe some curls? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

  • CHICKIE says:

    I tried this method and the first time and the flexirods are a MUST. Either those or cold wave rods. I found that the Deva Curl set it free REALLY made my hair shiny…but flaked when I would use it. I started using Motions Leave In Conditioner spray or ElastiPQ Conditioning spray and that seems to do the trick. Cantu Leave In Conditioner also works well, but repeating what someone else said here, it tends to get frizzy when used with other products. But I absolutely LOVE this styling method, wear it frequently and get loads of compliments. Thank you Nikki!

  • Anonymous says:

    what is a honey rinse?

  • Anonymous says:

    spray hair in sections, rub a tiny bit of shea butter or karens body beautiful hair butter. then hair milk (this is KEY!). sometimes i do a honey rinse mid week. take out in am. soft, fluffy, moist and shiny hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    hey ladies..I've been looking at beauty shops everywhere but I cant find unrefined shea butter anywhere, where should I look?

  • Anonymous says:

    I am loving Uncle funky's daughter with the good hair leave in conditioner. After it dries i use jane carter's nourish and shine over the top. shiny soft and they last!!!!

  • Deeds says:

    Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil creme. Gives me great shine, hold and lasting power.

    I've tried DevaCurl Set It Free but it was just too light for my thick hair.

    My braid/twist hybrids last a week if I pincurl it then put a scarf on. If I just put a scarf on it turns into this weird wavy/straight hybrid with flat ends.

  • Anonymous says:

    Kids Organics Shea butter hair lotion, is the best….

  • Anonymous says:

    Afroveda Shea Amla Whipped Buttercream/Cocolatte Moisture Mask, Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Hair Butter, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer, MHC Twist Out/Buttery Soy Hair Creme/Honey Hair Creme/Caribbean Hair Creme, Hairveda Green Tea Hair and Body Butter sealed with coconut oil, unrefined shea butter mixed with CoCasta Oil, I could go on, but I've already taken up too much space about my fave twist/twistout products. :o) The twists last me 3-4 days most of the time.

  • Sauleta says:

    My own concoction: Unrefined shea butter, a few little drops of sweet almond oil, raw coconut oil, Giovanni Direct Leave-In conditioner, and a few drops of body oil (for pleasant scent or aroma. Mix/whip it all together till smooth (especially the shea butter) and I apply a little to each twist starting from the root on down. My twist and twist outs come out shiny, fluffy, and well moisturized. They usually last me 3-4 days before having to re-twist

  • Shang says:

    I love to twist my hair with cantu leave-in and Elasta QP Olive oil and mango butter or coconut oil!

  • Anonymous says:

    Paul Mitchell's Styling Lotion and Foaming Pomade. Shiny & bouncy but the best part is my twist out lasts close to a week and looks better as the days go by.

  • mellieboo says:

    After washing and deep conditioning I put Giovanni Direct Leave-in on my hair which makes my hair soft and really fluffy. Then I put my shea butter mix on each individual twist (shea butter with grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and castor oil. I style my hair like this once a week. The shea butter keeps my twist and twist out defined and frizz free. I wear my twists on the weekend and my twist out for work for the other 5 days.

  • Anonymous says:

    Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. I got it from Target! It is great!

  • CocoDreamee says:

    Soo I havent quite found an amazing NATURAL or super close to natural product for a great twist out. I use to use mane and tail's hair dress which left me with awesome hold,fabulous shine, and breath taking curl definition. Sooo I'm looking for a natural hair dress or pomade that will deliver the same punch in one product….anyone tried oyin's pomade? I have very tightly coiled hair, if that helps.

  • Keyz says:

    Crisco(plus peppermint oil for scent) and aloe vera gel. works everytime!

  • JustTrena says:

    Anonymous @ May 10, 2010 2:48pm…
    I do retwist every weeknight but I only do it because I'm paranoid. I've stuck on a bonnet on a Friday night without retwisting and it still works out for me. To refresh, I rub a little Jane Carter Nourish and Shine on my hands and massage the hair back out again. It works good for me. One day I'll have to brave-up and see how long one twisting will last…

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm with Skeeta….Cantu Shea Butter Leave in- cream. then i seal with EVOO+rawsheabutter.

    get 4-5 day hair, nice sheen,definition but soft

    but be warned cantu does not mix well with other products/creams.

  • always4evamoi says:

    oh man i was TRYING to keep my product junkie in check, but seeing this post here has gotten my hand itching to buy some new stuff. unfortunately i cannot answer that question cause i have the twist out part down but the moisturized part is still in the works. thanks lol.

  • Amber says:

    My mixture: a handful of Giovanni DIrect Leave In straight out of the shower. A squirt of Jane Carter Solution Nourishing Lotion from midshaft to ends. Then a mixture of Shea Butter and Eco Styler on the ends. My hair feels lovely.

  • Pinkrage says:

    OK, you all are going to have me trying some new stuff. I have KBB hair milk but NEVER thought about using it to do my twist out. I also have some CANTU. I have never used it for a twist out either. MMHMM..I will be trying some of these concoctions out, LOL!

  • MoodyMauve says:

    I think the CN Curly Concoction (recipe with lottabody setting lotion) would do the job. As a matter of fact, as soon as I've finished my latest "wth was I thinking when I made this" concoction, I'm going to try mixing up something like; 1/4 cup of shea + 1/4 cup of cocoa butters, 1/2 cup aloe vera gel & 2 or 3 tbs of lottabody. This should yield no more than 1 1/2 cup when whipped. Learn from my mistake ladies; when experimenting, only make small batches, okay? Also, notice that I didn't mention any oils? That's b-cuz I'll have another oil concoction in a separate applicator bottle. Adieu.

  • MissCurly says:

    For my staple style braid-n-curl I use either HE Hello Hydration or KBB Hair Milk sealed with coconut oil. Recently I've been spraying Bee Mine Moisturizing Spritz on the ends this stuff really keeps my ends moisturized.

    As long as it drys COMPLETELY I end up with soft, defined, fabulous results

  • mzahmad says:

    a Co Wash with Aussie Moist, then Coconut Oil on my wet hair and Devaone Conditioner with Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair butter on the ends to seal a Twist n Curl!

  • Anonymous says:

    I stumbled on a few new products this weekend: Curls Whipped Cream with a little CD Honey Hair Mimosa on my ends and Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier as a leave in…I used this combo for the first time this weekend and loved it. Then I retwisted again last night with the same combo (and still love it). I notice a much more softer, frizz-free twist out on my super thick 4a/b natural… The only thing I can't figure out is how to get my ends to hold a slight curl…my ends are stringy-like… Any suggestions?

  • Dannielle says:

    I use a mixture of herbal essences conditioner, aloe vera, and olive oil. I maintain the twist out by french braiding my hair every night.

  • Jordan says:

    whipped shea butter and coconut oil on the ends. I've tried other products but this works the best.

  • Skeeta says:

    A couple months ago I stumbled across mixing cantu shea butter leave in condish and olive oil in your hands, then applying to hair section by section (as you twist). OMG THE BIZNESS. I've tried other combos but this is the best.. on wet or dry hair. I'm a fan for life…

  • Anonymous says:

    JustTrena- Do you retwist every night? How do you refresh?

  • Eleven35 Bath & Beauty says:

    My bestie is HH condish (lightly rinsed out) with shea butter, coconut and olive oil mix on damped hair. I'm fairly newly nature and this combo on my 7-8 inch 4a hair does the trick!

  • Anonymous says:

    I have had great twist-out results with Karen's Body Beautiful hair milk with a little oil and aloe vera gel mixed in. When applied to wet hair, it results in soft, shiny and defined twistouts after it dries. And as you all know, soft and defined hair is HARD to pull off at the same time. LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    I use HE Long Term Relationship and coconut oil. I keep my hair fairly wet and put a decent amount of LTR on each piece and twist. I seal with the coconut oil on my ends and a little on the roots for moisture.

  • JustTrena says:

    As someone mentioned earlier, I'm always looking for better but right now, my bestest, softest, define-est (is that a word? lol) twist-outs comes as a result of using Kinky Curly Knot Today as a leave in, with a little Jamaican black castor oil mixed in. Super moist and super soft!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I too use the SheaMoisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style products but the smoothie. That stuff smells so darned good and my hair was super moisturized but a little on the tight side. The last time I used the SheaMoisture Shea hair mask which also works as a styler. Good stuff.

  • Beverly says:

    I just tried out Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk (from Target) for my very first 2 strand twists after my BC & boy do I love how my hair feels and smells. Super soft & not heavy on my hair!

  • Basic Woman says:

    I really like the Set it Free on my daughter's 4a hair however my hair is more tightly coiled and Darcy's Botanicals avocado & honey twisting cream works wonderfully for me.

  • Robinlouise says:

    Afroveda totally twisted coupled with the leave-in of your choice; LOVE how my hair looks and feels!

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