My go to style: Twist outs

20150927-1075952037-1[1] When I first went natural I could only do a wash & go. I tried doing a twist out but it just wouldn’t come out right. Well the 3rd times a charm because on my 3rd attempt I got it! Now twist outs are one of my go to styles. Here’s how I achieve a defined twist out.

1. Start with freshly washed hair
2. Choose the product(s) of your choice which works best for your hair and gives you the most hold and definition due to you want your twists to be very defined. My favorite combination is Camille Rose Curl Maker and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
3. Section hair. I section my hair in 4 equal sections. I start with small sections within each section and smooth on product. I smooth on the curl enhancing smoothie first then follow with the curl maker. Comb through and twist. Continue this process until all hair is twisted.
4. Air dry or sit under dryer until completely dry. I air dry overnight and my hair is always dry by morning.
5. Before you begin to unravel, take a little bit of oil and rub on your fingers and gently unravel each twist. The oil helps prevent frizz, I normally use coconut oil.
6. Fluff to your liking. I use a pick to fluff at the roots for more volume.

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How to preserve your twist out:
Every night before bed I re-twist my hair, but not in the same original twist. The idea is just to keep the twist in tack, so I normally re-twist my hair into 7 or 8 jumbo twists. I then wrap my hair with a satin scarf. The next morning I unravel and fluff. This style normally last 4-5 days. If I begin to get a lot of frizz I do a high bun until wash day.

What’s your go to style? Were you able to master it on the first try? Comment below.