You would think a twist out style would be simple: just add some product, twist your hair, and set overnight right? Well often times for many of us, it just isn’t as easy as it seems. Here are the reasons why your twist out failed and turned out all wrong:
It’s Time for a Trim
Good style results are more achievable when your hair is in a healthy state. If your hair is thinned out, uneven and filled with splits it’s going to be challenging to make any style look good. Especially when you are doing a twist out the shape your ends are in matters because they are fully exposed.
Determine Whether You Like Wet or Dry Styling Your Hair
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Apply Enough Tension to Your Roots
Veepeejay using the clips for more elongation on her wash day.
Coil Your Ends
The ends of your hair will make or break a twist out style. When you are nearing the end of your twist instead of tightly twisting all the way down, add some product to your ends and coil it around your finger. This avoids breakage when you are removing the twist and it gives you an overall better look once you remove the twist. You can also choose to use rollers on the ends of your hair, to ensure they have a smooth look.
Make Sure Your Hair is Completely Dry Before Removing Your Twists
If you remove the twists while they are still wet, you are likely to encounter some frizz. You do want your hair to be damp with product when installing the twists, but if it is overly saturated this may make your drying time super long.
Avoid Over Fluffing and Separating Your Curls
Of course you want your hair to have some body, but if you over fluff you will lose definition and cause frizz. A lot of the flatness we see is coming from the root, so try fluffing your roots with a hair pik, but don’t comb your curls.
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