Read below as I give you some tips on how to achieve the perfect twistout!
The hairstyle called the twist out is popular in the natural hair world. It is actually one of my go-to hairstyles. It is very easy to achieve, but there are a few techniques that you should learn first. As soon as you understand those, twisting will become second nature!
6 Tips to Achieve Your Desired Look. So let’s begin:
1. Always start to style on freshly washed and conditioned hair.
The curl definition on natural hair is more defined when your hair is washed and conditioned. Use your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Rinse. Then dry your hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel. The microfibers in the towel tend to be a little harsh for our strands.
2. Don’t twist on soaking wet hair.
Allow your hair to dry a little first. The hair only needs to be damp when you begin.
Twisting on wet hair causes breakage and can take FOREVER to dry. Make sure you give yourself enough time to let the twist set. I like to set my twists a day before and let them dry overnight. Obviously, the longer you let them set the more defined your curl pattern.
3. Twist in smaller sections.
The bigger twists causes less curl definition and a lot of frizz. Also, when unraveling twists, don’t over separate them. It also causes frizz and the style won’t last as long as you would like.
4. Twist with the right product for you hair.
Make sure the product of choice is moisturizing. Moisturized natural hair is more manageable. Use a product that doesn’t contain parabens and sulfates. Those products tend to leave build up on your hair. The right product leaves your hair soft, shiny and your twists outs will be flawless. *Don’t worry if the product leaves a white residue it will dry!*
5. Twist your hair In the direction you want your hair to lay.
If you want a style with a part on either side or in the middle, make sure to create the part first and then twist. Same goes with bangs. Section hair in the front and twist forward to create the bangs.
Remember to twist the two strands around each other as tightly as possible. Loose twists doesn’t create a nice defined curl pattern. When you reach the ends, coil them around your finger.
6. Retwist at night.
To maintain the perfect twist out for 4-5 days, retwist your hair each night before bed. Make sure to protect those twists while you sleep by covering your hair with a silk or satin scarf. I like to add a satin bonnet for maximum protection.
I have included a video tutorial of two YouTube vloggers, so that you may visually see a perfect twist out!
Do you have any tips you would like to share on how you achieve that perfect twistout?
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~Stay Curly My Friends!