Shanti's Twist-Out Technique
Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

 Shanti of AroundTheWayCurls

I began with freshly washed hair. I then deep conditioned with Mix Chicks deep conditioner which I allowed to sit on my hair for an hour before rinsing. After rinsing, I applied Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in conditioner to my wet hair followed by a light almond oil. 

Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

I then parted a side part in my damp hair and began to do FLAT two strand twists. Before twisting I took a quarter size amount of the SheaMoisture and applied it to the section of hair that I intended to twist. My product application was as follows.

1. Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in
2. Almond Oil
3. SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I twisted 3 twist on one side and two twist on the opposite side, ending with 4 twists in the back. The reasoning for this is I wanted to twist my hair in the direction that I want it to fall. I want my hair to fall dramatically to the side therefore I parted on the side nearly passed my right eyebrow. This leaves me with more hair to manage on one side then the other. That is my intention.
Side part with 3 FLAT twists going to the side

Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

2 Twists on opposite side

Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

4 (or is that 5) FLAT twist extending downward.

Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

I then covered my hair and went to sleep to allow it to dry. Upon waking and getting ready for my day (pictured) I made sure my hair was completely dry and began to carefully unravel my twists.
I then take the side with less hair and smooth it towards the back securing it with this handy dandy device that can be purchased at your local drug or beauty supply store.

Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

 After pinning the top hair to also go to the side. Here are the results. Easy Breezy.

Shanti's Twist-Out Technique

The Product Reviews

SheMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie = B

Price – I love this stuff! It works wonders for my wash and gos.
The price is so reasonable. Just 9.99 for a huge tub of great quality, no nonsense goodness.

Hold – It gets a B for wash and goes but a C for twist outs. For my wash and goes the curl is well defined and soft. For this twist out my hair felt really fluffy and ready to poof up at any minute. Maybe I should have been more generous with my application but it just didn’t hold that well. It did for my twist out for the event though. Hmmm? I will have to do some experimenting. It may be my human error.

Smell- Sweet baby Jesus this stuff smells great.

Overall scoring – I believe that the SheaMoisture brand is soon to reign as one of the most effective and beloved hair products in the natural hair community. It’s a quality product with a reasonable price. It can’t get no betta.

Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner = A-

Scent- In my opinion it was awful. It smelled like I had dish detergent on my head. Not my cup of tea

Slip– I wish there was more slip to this DC. It did not give me the glide that I was hoping for. Nonetheless it is incredibly thick. To me, that is the way a DC should feel- like creamy thick gunk. Just do not expect to be able to detangle with ease with this in your hair.

Moisturizing qualities- Mixed Chicks did their damn thing! I must say Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner does nothing for my hair. My hair laughs in the face of that stuff but my hair was shook like a mugg when their DC came and laid the smack down on it’s dry ass! I left the DC on for an hour and upon rinsing, my hair felt great. It did not rinse with a tacky, weighed down feeling that some DC cause. Instead, my hair felt really clean and light yet extremely moisturized and happy. I am writing this review 2 days later and my hair still feels great. I really recommend those turned off by Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner to make room in their hearts for their DC because the brand deserves redemption. The Mixed Chicks deep conditioner is the even if it smells like dish detergent.

Have you tried these products? What were your results?