If you all have been following along with me for a while, you know that twist and twist outs are my favorite style. I get a lot of questions on how I get my twistouts to last and what products I use. I decided to put all of this information into one post to make things much easier for you all.
- Begin with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Co-washed hair is also acceptable
- Apply a cream-based leave in conditioner to coat your strands. I use Twisted Sista De-Frizz Conditioner.
- Create two-strand twist the size of your choice using a moisturizer. Note: Small and medium sized twists usually last longer. I use either Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie, L.A.C.E Silky Aloe Pudding, or Curlly Naptress Whipped Shea
- Once your twist are finished leave them in for about three days. Be sure to refresh your hair with your spray bottle mix twice a day. Use a satin scarf at night, not a bonnet. The scarf will keep your twists laid down so when it is time to untwists, the hair will hang.
- On day four, slowly unravel your twists using an oil. I use coconut oil
- DO NOT separate or “fluff” your twists. No parts should be showing but if they are, use a wide toothed comb to gently lift the roots
- Your twistout should last about 2-5 days
- If you are not comfortable wearing your twists outdoors, pin them up into a cute style or even try a hat. (sunhats are perfect for this weather). Add hair accessories such as headbands and flowers to make it fancy.