How to get the best twist-out on natural hair
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If you've ever struggled with getting your twist-out right, this one's for you. Some time around November I figured out how to get the perfect twist-out. I have it down to a science now and it's fool-proof. Just a few simple rules.
1. Wet the hair
Some people have noticed they get their best results when they start with freshly washed, very damp hair. That's one way to go.
Another way is to twist hair whenever you like; even dry, stretched hair, and in the process of wearing the twists do a quick wash or co-wash so the hair gets wet while in twists, and then dries. That's what I usually do.
2. Technique- never borrow hair.
Let me explain. You take the section you want to twist, detangle, divide it into the two usual halves for two-strand twists. Make sure they are equal. Twist from top to bottom without ever borrowing hair from one half.
Making sure they're equal pays off because you don't run out of hair in one half and then have to borrow to complete the twist.
3. Leave the twists in for days
It's a proven fact. The longer you leave in your prep style, the more defined your results will be. So make your twists nice and neat, accessorise and rock them for a few days before takedown.
4. The takedown
Make sure the twists are dry now.
If you follow step 2, takedown will be cake. Because you kept the halves separate throughout your twist, you can put a lightly oiled finger through the loop at the top and just run it down in a single movement. No tangles, no frizz, just definition.
|Results after 6 day-old twists and one co-wash in between. The flat twisted sides won't let me be great|
|Remember my Brazilian wool faux locs? This was the result after 4 weeks in twists and three washes in that period.|
And that's it. When I do all this it doesn't even matter what product I use to twist. Definition every time. I just fluff the roots with my fingers to encourage volume and hide any scalp. I like to pin up the sides and leave the back and front sections loose.
|This hat is obviously my favourite accessory|
Do you have any tricks for your twists/twistouts?
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