The twist out is one of the easiest natural hairstyles that works for pretty much any length of hair.
I’ve been wearing this style since my hair was ear length. It’s versatile and beautiful. It’s my favorite hairstyles!
I’ll walk you through the 5 easy steps that help me achieve the perfect twist out every time.
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 moisturizing shampoos to choose from but I have recently fallen in love with SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore 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.
Step 3: Moisturize Using the L.O.C Method
Using the L.O.C Method will give you the most hydration before styling. 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 Pudding Souffle.
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. 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 Pudding Souffle 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 drys.
Step 5: Untwist Dry Hair
Allow the hair to dry completely. You can sit under a hooded dryer for 30-45 minutes (like this one: Gold ‘N Hot 1400 Watt Professional Hard Hat Salon Dryer) or let it set overnight.
Once dry gently unravel the twists. And you’re done! (Final Picture at Beginning of Post) *You can fluff your hair at the roots or separate the twist more for a fuller look.
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