A Dry Twist-Out Regimen

I painstakingly washed, deep conditioned & roller set my hair on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed this coiffure for only TWO DAYS… then the rain came and destroyed all my hopes and dreams. Dramatic much?! Yeah, I know… but I need a meteorological break from precipitation and humidity *insert deep sigh*. It’s been awhile since I tried a new ‘do and I had to do something with my frizzy, curly afro. All summer long, CurlyNikki raved about the awesomeness of dry twist sets and while I am no pro in the twisting/braiding dept, I decided to throw caution to the wind and grab Giovanni by the horns!

A Dry Twist-Out Regimen
Section by section, I detangled my hair using my fingers and a wide-tooth comb. Then I applied a generous amount of Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk and twisted it. To form the twists, I twirled 2 pieces of hair around my fingers, then twisted those pieces together. I ended up with a total of 18 twists.

A Dry Twist-Out RegimenA Dry Twist-Out Regimen
I used a bit of the curl & style milk to brush my edges back before tying them down. Then I put my scarf and bonnet on & went to bed, allowing my hair to air-dry while I slept.

The next morning I separated the twists and fluffed my hair to blend the parts…

I was pretty traumatized by my 1st [wet] twist out and had no intentions of getting back on the horse, but I was pleasantly surprised by the dry twist out. I am a fan of this process for the following reasons:

  • dry curls are sooo much easier to wrangle than wet curls
  • it only took me an hour to detangle twist my entire head (instead of 2.5 hours)
  • you can do fewer twists with dry hair, which yields a less “scalpy” finished product, without sacrificing curl definition
  • it’s easier to gauge the proper amount when applying products to dry hair
  • no heat is required to dry your hair in a timely manner

A Dry Twist-Out Regimen

Have you tried a dry twist out? What did you think?

What tips do you have for success?