by Jamila of ForTheFabulousAndFrugal
My twist-outs look great when I do the following:
- Twist on wet hair and allow ample time for my hair to completely dry: This is the cardinal rule for twist outs! Don’t take ’em out before they have time to dry all the way. Untwisting when your hair is damp will inevitably give you the frizzies.
- Use a moisturizing product underneath a sealing oil/butter: Sealing the moisturize in your hair is a definite must. Read more about it in this article by Hair Liberty.
- Flat twist the roots: This gives me a little but more shrinkage than I’d like, but it always yields the most defined look. I got the idea from Nikki herself!
- Deep condition regularly: My hair behaves best when it’s nice and moisturized. My hair looks great when I DC every week: it’s softer, more manageable, and less prone to knots and tangles.
- Take out my twists in a timely manner: I have a habit of twisting my hair with plans to untwist the next day…and then letting them rock out under a scarf/bonnet for a few days before actually taking them out. Fuzzy twists yield frizzy twist-outs. I don’t hate it, but when I want that super-defined look, it’s not the business.
A reader, Chanel, asked a bunch of great questions about my natural hair regimen. Here are my answers:
Yes! I do. Truth be told, I’ve only done a braid-out once, and it took me a long time and yielded more of a wavy look instead of the curlier look that I prefer. I love twist outs, and I’m able to create a bunch of different styles.
How long does it take to do your twist-outs?