I’ve been working on perfecting my twist out for fine hair . I’ve experimented with some techniques (click here and here) but I finally think I’ve gotten it right. This method creates a nice fluffy look and also lasts all day and night. The other two methods would give me great initial definition but after a couple hours my hair would either fall or frizz up. This new method is simple and easy… just two flat twists and all I have to do is re-twist two flat-twists at night to preserve the look. BOOM. Ring the alarm, I’m no longer a slave to the wash and go. Peep the video below.
Also, keep in mind that if your hair is thicker, you can simply do more flat twists. Flat twists are great when doing twist outs because the really get the roots wavy and they make the waves more consistent all around.
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Are you a fine curly? What techniques yield twist-out awesomeness for you?
My hair is extremely fine! Wish I knew how to flat twists 🙁 Bantu knot outs give me great bounce and body.
This is basically the way I do my twist outs or twist and curls. I also have fine hair. I find that making fewer twists/braids/bantu knots, usually no more than 4, gives the best results. Also going easy on the product works well.
Nik, I had a meet-up on Saturday. Why was I telling everyone that someone needs to teach me how to do a decent two strand flat twist?!?! LOL! I can usually get most things, but the flat twist eludes me!! I soooo want to learn how to do it as I see the most gorgeous twist outs done using that technique!!
I too struggle with getting a nice twist out. Fine hair here (raises hand). Thanks for sharing your tips. Hoping I can achieve a nicer look.
I'm almost embarrassed that I actually said a prayer to Jesus that this works on my hair lol. My twist-outs are DREADFUL! My head looks like a bowl of noodles for a few minutes and then even those few slight waves fall out. I'm about to go do this NOW!! Thanks!!!!!!!!
My hair is extra fine.. tried a twist out twice… FAILED -__-.. I'll try to give this method a shot..hipefully it works.. If not, I'm done. lol
Yes! I do a flat twist n curl with awesome results. I use organic root stimulator loc and twist gel to set the twists then use rods /cutlers to curl the ends. My results are volumous bouncy soft hair. I pineapple at night to keep the style for a week.
I'm a 4a-ish with fine fine fine hair, and I discovered this technique about 2 weeks ago: had I known she was trying to find out, I would have given her the DL!
What!?! (Lil Jon voice). Practicing this twist out this weekend. Thanks Antoinette.
@t monique. Im jealous of the volume thick haired curlies have!
@ bridget yup it was a wash and go. I use kinky curly leave in and a gel from giovannis while wet. Then i diffuse for volume. The gel has been giving me volume as well oddly enough.
@nikki ur going to learn to flat twist! Ur curly m f'in nikki. Im gonna work on an instructional video. It takes some practice tho.
Thanks from a fellow fine-haired natural! I will definitely give this a try. Quick question, was your hair in a wash and go prior to stretching it? If so, what products did you use for the wash and go? Thanks again!
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I have thick hair and I get great definition and volume by doing this but with two big cornrows cause I cant flat twist to save my life lol!
nik!.. you and me both… I wish I could do a flat twist or corn row..
I need help learning to flat twist!
I have thick hair and have used this method when I tension blow-dried my hair first. It worked great! I have not done it since giving up on heat but I am tempted to experiment with this again because it is so simple!
Thank you so much for sharing this technique. I am a mix of 3a, b, c and mostly c at the crown. My hair is significantly more stubborn at the crown. I am wondering if this technique will work given my situation. The video mentioned that the hair should be stretched first. I am wondering if the tension blow dry method would work without disturbing the curl patten too much? Or, should you just blow dry the roots only?
Please help! I am open to suggestions. Am I the only one whose twist out is a twist not?!
This is an awesome idea! I hope my hair is long enough to pull this off. It would save me so much time.
T Monique us thick curlies do have a "sheen" but the finer curlies tend to have that "shine" that your so envious of! lol But it's all good girl!;)
im a thick curly but I im jealous of the sheen that the fine curlies have