Hey NaturalLeeders! So I’m back again with another tutorial. It has been a really long time since I’ve tried a twistout on my hair because I’ve always found the wash & go style much easier to do. Back when I was transitioning I would occasionally rock a twistout to help blend my natural and relaxed hair together. But once I big chopped the wash & go became my best friend and the twist-out became a thing of the past.
A twistout is a pretty simple style to achieve good results, but like any styling technique, practice makes perfect. And trust me when I say this, practice really makes perfect. I attempted this style a little over a week ago and stood in front of the mirror staring disapprovingly at my failed attempt at a twist out. But I decided I would try again a few days later and I’m so happy I did.
After a fresh co-wash, I had my whole head styled with the twists within a hour and I let my hair dry overnight. Thankfully my hair was fully dry when I woke up so I unraveled my twists that morning. This style lasted me roughly 5 days with minimal maintenance. There are a few things I may do differently my next time around (like bigger twists for a fluffier look) but all in all I’m happy with my results. As I said, practice makes perfect ♥
I decided to share this video because I think it’s an awesome hair tutorial for my transitioning gals and naturalistas in general. Here’s a step-by-step video tutorial on how I two strand twist out…
Hair brush/tooth brush
Tips for Achieving a BOMB TwistOut
- It may seem daunting, but thoroughly detangling your hair before twisting is very important.
- The thicker the twist the more volume the twist out will have. Plus it also means less time spent twisting.
- The smaller the twist the less amount of volume your twist out will have.
- Twisting your hair when damp-wet will result in a more defined but shrunken twist out. Whereas a twist out on dry hair results in a more stretched and elongated look
- When unraveling twists apply a light oil to your hands to prevent frizz and to add shine
- After taking out your twists, if your roots are falling a little flat, grab your comb and tease your roots
- If you don’t mind your hair looking flat on ‘day 1’ of your twist out then avoid teasing your roots because your hair will fluff out more and grow bigger as the days go by.
- Get a product with hold (gel, jelly, custard) to help lay your edges.
- Do not two stand twist all the way to your ends. Instead, when you are almost at the end of your twist, use your finger to coil the ends
- Let your hair fully dry before unraveling twists.