Ever go to wash your hair and have no idea how to style it once you’re done? A twist out is the perfect go-to whether you are natural or relaxed. While we all may love them, achieving the perfect twist out results can sometimes seem harder than it should be. Let’s break down the basics so that twist-out fails become a thing of the past. Attaining a great twist out comes down to two important factors: technique and product use.
It is best to start with stretched or blown out hair. This allows your hair to get all the curl definition you want from the twists and have as much length as possible. When it comes to twisting, there are two options: flat twisting and two-strand twisting. Both can produce great results, but I prefer flat twisting. It produces more uniform curls from root to tip, especially for ladies with relaxed or transitioning hair like myself. Last but not least, be very careful when untwisting your hair. You want to literally work in reverse with the same two strands of hair. Then feel where your hair naturally wants to separate and begin separating there. This step is important for reducing frizz and keeping your curls in tact.
You only need a few kinds for this style: 1 – a moisturizer, 2 – a holding product, and 3 – a light oil. You want to use a moisturizing product that keeps your hair moisturized without weighing it down or clumping your strands together. Heavy products make for blah twist outs. Fluffy, light hair is our goal here. You also want a holding product that will help keep your curls without making them stiff. Finally, before you unravel your twists, you should use a light oil on your fingertips. This makes it easier to unravel and separate you hair. My favorite combo is Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Argan Oil Eco-Styler Gel and coconut oil when unraveling.