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Dry Twist-n-Curl Results- Updates

By January 27th, 202135 Comments
OMfrickin’G… I’ve somehow managed to achieve 4th day hair on a dry set! Below are two pics of the same Twist-n-Curl I did last week. The volume is sick and my curls are still hydrated. I’m going to push it one more day and probably re-style tomorrow night. So excited chicas! Go Whipped Cream… I hope it’s not a fluke.

Dry Twist-n-Curl Results- UpdatesDry Twist-n-Curl Results- Updates

**Original Post 11/6/10**

Dry Twist-n-Curl Results- Updates
Hola Chicas!

Two nights ago I finger combed and then brushed out (in sections) my 4 day old Twist-n-Curl using a Denman 83 paddle brush. I then proceeded to twist (not braid) my hair using CURLS Whipped Cream. I didn’t re-wet my hair, I just kept my hands wet as I applied the product and twisted. I ended up with 9 large twists– – 1 twist above each ear, 1 twist in the back on either side, 2 on each side in the front framing my face, and one in the middle at the top of my head. The pics below are of day two (after pineappling last night). I hadn’t dry styled since last winter. I love the extra volume and length– the only draw back is that it doesn’t hold up for long.

Soft, fluffy, defined, stretched hair! I love it! CURLS Whipped Cream performed well on my dry hair, I’ll try a wet set with it tomorrow.

Dry Twist-n-Curl Results- Updates

Next week I’ll be reviewing the Kera Care Natural line as well as CURLS Whipped Cream! I’m impressed by both! I’ll also be providing winter hair care tips and updating my routine.

Do you ever do dry braid or twist-outs? What’s your process and how do you preserve the style at night?


  • cdona says:

    I've just started dry styling because I get so much frizz and less defined curls on my wet sets. I apply my Argan oil(luvs this)evoo and a few sprays of garnier triple nutrition and blow dry on warm low setting until just dry. I then apply my mixture of garnier sleek-n-shine, garnier cream gel and a few drops of aragan oil and twist away. This is my second time using this method and to say I love the results is an understatement!

  • A_curly_Diva says:

    All I want to say is you did not have a baby!!! Because you look wonderful!

  • Anonymous says:

    wear my fresh washed hair in a bun to dry for a day
    detangle with wide tooth comb and coconut oil
    brush with paddle brush or denman
    section into 4 sections and then 2 for a total of 8
    flat twist (at the root 2 strand) for the four sections in the front and do four regular twists in the back. (parted down the middle and going paralell to eye brows in front) and again just regular in the back. I use cantu shea moisture if my hair feels dry or just coconut oil and jojoba oil or grapeseed oil satin scarf satin pillow. My hair looked so good this morning i was asked if it was fake. I take that as a compliment

  • Doc says:

    i see you and your divahair, nikki!

  • Leslie says:

    I just wanted to say I LUVV your blog!(I read it everyday)Keep the reviews coming.I just went to the beauty supply and bought the Curls Whipped Creme!

  • KishaLo says:

    Wow! Off to order some now!

  • Anonymous says:

    Loving this Nikki, it's huge girl! I'm envious, but I'm not hating!

  • Anonymous says:

    Lovely results. I have twists done on dry hair in right now!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    thanks ladies!!!

  • kea::curls says:

    wow Nikki, your hair looks the BOMB!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    *running to target**

  • Lori Ann says:

    I usually leave my hair out the first night and sleep on my satin pc. Night two I usually pull back and sleep in satin cap and night 3 or four I'll dampen and retwist. Love it!! I'm about to do my mini two strand, but look forward to trying the Curls Whipped Cream!!

  • Anonymous says:

    gorgeous results Nikki! How is it holding up?

  • Anonymous says:

    i normally wet the hair (with water or my homemade leave in moisturising spray) and apply product (generally, i mix up aloe vera juice, castor oil, coconut oil & shea butter) before braiding or twisting my hair.

    last week, i was feeling a bit lazy, so i simply applied product, without wetting the hair, to my hair and made a number of braids.

    i was so pleasantly surprised at how long the hairstyle lasted without coming loose or puffy.

    to maintain my twists and braids at night, I tie up my scarf and then the next day, I mist my hair with my homemade leave in spray, place large duck bill clips around sections of my hair and then jump in the shower. By the time, I have had a shower, breakfast and gotten dressed, my hair is hanging straight agin. I just remove the clips, shake n go

  • Anonymous says:

    Sometimes I dry twist without any product to start with and I love it! It really stops any shrinkage I get when my hair is wet. Once I get all my twists in, I'll palm African Shea butter and some type of oil in my palm and run it all over my head.

    Once in a while I may spritz it with water while twisted before I put on my satin bonnit and head to bead. It still gives me shrinkage but what they hay! As long as I'm taking care of my hair I'm fine with the results.

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  • Gina says:

    Love your results. I use shea butter and olive oil to re braid or twist at night.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love your results. I use shea butter and olive oil to re braid or twist at night.

  • Anonymous says:

    When i do dry braid outs i apply Herball Essence Hello Hydration followed by Elasta Qp Design Foam then i seal with coconut oil and voila!
    i rebraid to keep it fresh.i h find my braid out work better from wet though so only do a dry one on an old braid out.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh, on the last post, I forgot to mention that I slept with a satin bonnet and I also used a flexirod on each twist. I had about 8-12 twists. No combs necessary on the dry twist. At least not for me. The initial washing and detangling a week ago was the last time by hair has seen a comb, although I do use a brush to smooth down the edges.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have had the best hair week in my 1 year of natural hair!! And it's thanks to the dry twist method. I flat twisted on wet hair a week ago. I used Denman brush to smooth my hair and then I added aloe vera gel, Jane Carter's foaming spray, and small dab of Jane Carter's Nourish And Shine at the ends. Then every other night, I reapplied the aloe vera gel to sections of my hair and finger combed. The gel softens and moisturizes the air and dampens it a little to allow for some easy maneuvering. Great results!!! Great curl definition and length. I am now on Day 7 and this is an absolute first for me!!

  • Rejani'sNaturalCosmetics says:

    I just did a dry twist this evening with oyin whipped pudding on entire head, then daryc's botanical avo &honey twisting cream on each twist, put them in "corkscrews" or "china bumps". I'm trying to avoid wet, glycerin, and/or protein. Looking forward to your winter tips!

  • keishabradford2006 says:

    I retwist every night. I feel that my hair looks better. I usually just re-apply whatever product Im using and dry twist. If I don't my hair is flat and un-defined. I have tried pineappling,loose ponytail,bunning, etc… Those just dont give me the results that I like.

  • Sdot says:

    The majority of my styles are done on dry hair. I like to show as much length as possible since my hair shrinks back to a TWA when wet lol. I put my hair in a loose high ponytail at night and add anti-frizz serum in the morning.

  • Anonymous says:

    I usually dry braid with miss jessie's curly pudding. my hair is a 3c and I would braid my hair into sections and smooth on the curly pudding onto each braid. The next morning when I take them out the curls are glossy and ridiculously defined *sigh* :-). No gunk or flakes!!

    Totally looking forward to your reviews!!!!

  • Bitty Boss says:

    I do dry braid outs on old roller sets for extra stretch and it works fabulously every time. I mix my fav leave in and water in a small spray bottle and lightly mist each section. I then seal with castor oil and cornrow for a fluffy set. I love it.

  • embracingmycurls says:

    I have tried your Aunt's Dried Bantu with your concotion of setting lotion. It turned out great. I am so looking forward to your new regimen for the fall/winter. Being new to curls I need some guidance! 🙂

  • Unknown says:

    I do them all the time. I just updated my blog with a few pics of it yesterday.

    The key for me is to hop in the shower and let the steam soften my hair first. This makes my hair more manageable to twist dry than wet. If needed, I will apply some butter to my hair, however, usually when I do this, my hair is already moisturized so I just twist. I take them down the next day and the result is what you see in the pictures!

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  • Anonymous says:

    Love your results nikki. I dry set too and love the big results. I use Miss Jessies Curly Pudding.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki next time u do this style, use the Whipped Cream and Miss Jessie's Quick Curls…I think your curls or style will hold up a little longer. My hair is thicker than yours and my braid-n-curl is going on day5. BTW I sent my results to you for Fierce Fridays
    Sharon(twnz n 1more)

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi, I usually dry style as my wet styling skills are lacking. I'm 4 yrs natural. I just combed out my locs in October and when my hair is blown out (only once for a trim) it is past my shoulders (woo-hoo at how much hair I saved by combing them out). I did a wet twist set this weekend with SheaMoisture Curl enhancing smoothie and I LOVE it!!! It looks like I have a roller set! I'm happy! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I've used Curls Souffle on freshly washed hair as well as for re-twist. I like the results of both. Per Curl Curlls Souffle is protein free???

  • MsFoxxy says:

    Ironically, I just did a dry braid out with Curls Whipped cream last night. It turned out great! I usually use that product on wet hair & it comes out with less definition than I got on dry (stretched) hair today. I cowashed my hair, then deep conditioned with a steam treatment. After rinsing, I used clips to clip my hair up into about 6 or 7 sections to keep it somewhat stretched, at let it air dry. Then I put it in about 10-12 braids.

    I'm looking forward to hearing about how the KeraCare holds up!

  • Tahti says:

    Usually after I've washed, detangled and deep condition, I wet set my twists. The next day after wearing my hair out, I re-set my twists at night with damp hands, with a little Garnier curl cream gel and Garnier leave in conditioner. I repeat that step every night for the next 4 or 5 days, unless i get lazy. If I do get lazy, I re-twist with just damp hands.

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