The Twist Out is one of the easiest natural hair styles that works for pretty much any length of hair.
My natural hair routine is fairly simple because I don’t think natural hair care has to be complicated. I shampoo, condition, and then style weekly usually in this hairstyle, the Twist Out.
I’ve been wearing this style since my hair was ear length. It’s versatile and beautiful. It’s my favorite hairstyles! See picture below.
I’ll walk you through the 5 easy steps that help me achieve the perfect twist out every time and keep my hair frizz-free and moisturized for 7 days.
Step 1: Shampoo and Condition
You don’t want to shampoo with just any ole’ shampoo. You need a gentle sulfate-free shampoo that won’t over-dry your hair or leave it in a frizzy, tangled mess.
There are tons of moisturizing shampoos to choose from but alternate between these three:
- Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Moisturizing Shampoo
- Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo
- EDEN BodyWorks Hibiscus Honey Curl Hydration Shampoo
Step 2: Detangle Thoroughly
I usually shampoo and condition in 4 sections to make my life easier. After applying conditioner from ends to root, I finger detangle. In some cases, I follow-up with a Denman D3 Classic Styling Brush 7 Row.
I switch between different conditioners and shampoos on wash day: EDEN BodyWorks Hibiscus Honey Curl Hydration Conditioner or Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Moisturizing Shampoo
Step 3: Moisturize Using the L.O.C Method
Using the L.O.C Method will give you the most hydration before styling.
I recommend you read more about it so you can customize it for your hair. Click here for more on the LOC Method.
L stands for liquid or leave-in conditioner, O for oil, and C is for cream.
You start with a leave-in conditioner follow up with oil and then your cream which in this case will be my styling product, EDEN BodyWorks All Natural Coconut Shea Defining Creme.
I usually use EDEN BodyWorks All Natural Coconut Shea Leave In Conditioner and follow-up with a mixture of coconut and olive oil. It sounds like a lot, I know, but I promise it’s not.
Here are a few other leave-in conditioners
Plus, you’ll love how soft, shiny and hydrated your hair stays all week long.
Step 4: Apply Styling Product & Twist
Part your hair in small to medium size rows. Finger combing EDEN BodyWorks All Natural Coconut Shea Defining Creme from ends to roots. This is the best way to ensure that the styling product is evenly distributed in each row or section.
Once you’ve applied your styling product, you want to split your small to medium rows into smaller sections for your twists. Once you have this section, split it into to pieces and twist.
To twist is simple; wrap the two pieces of hair around each other until you reach the ends. Then give them a little twirl which will make a curl at the end. The twirl will keep your natural hair from unraveling until it dries.
Step 5: Untwist Dry Hair
Allow the hair to dry completely. Usually, I let it air dry and wear my twist for a few days. I’ll pin the twist up or wear a headwrap.
Or you can sit under a hooded dryer for 30-45 minutes or let it set overnight.
*You can fluff your hair at the roots or separate the twist more for a fuller look.