Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dry Two Strand Twist Out

I begin my twist out with freshly co-washed hair. I co-wash using Garnier Fructis' Sleek and Shine Conditioner(really great stuff!!!). I apply the conditioner to my hair and comb it through, let it sit for a while and then wash it out. 

Wet co-washed hair fresh out the shower 

Products I use: Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Conditioner(Wal-Mart $3) that I use to co-wash with, Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk ( Target $10) used as a leave-in conditioner, Shea Moisture Organic Yucca & Baobab Moisture Mist (Target $10) for added moisture and African 100% Natural Shea Butter (Beauty Supply Store $3.49) used to twist.

I section my hair into 4 parts and spritz the sections with the moisture mist. Part by part, I apply the Curl & Style milk, detangle and blow dry. It's ideal to blow dry the hair completely straight but I'm lazy lol so I blow dry it just enough till its dry. I then take two strands and twist my hair with shea butter. For some naturals, twisting down to the very ends of the hair can lead to twist outs with frizzy ends. An alternative method is to twist until just before you reach the ends of your hair and then coil these ends around your finger. If your ends don’t quite coil with this alternative, then try twisting them very loosely as compared to the rest of the strand.I usually do about 4 or so twists per section. Once completed, I use hair clips to avoid "poofy" roots and cover the twists with a satin hair bonnet.

Four sections, detangled hair, blow dried straight section, 4 twists per section, hair clips to clip down the roots, and satin bonnet. 

Next Morning:

The next morning, I separate each twists in to two sections, if possible, or up to four sections at the maximum. Any further separation can contribute to frizz and shorter wear of the style. 

Night Maintenance: 

At night, I retwist my hair in about 10-12 loose, chunky twists and cover with a satin bonnet. In the morning, I undo the big twists and fluff your original twistout into place. These methods will help to minimize frizz and reversion. I'll post more pictures of this twist out throughout the week!


Comment and tell me how you style your twist outs and what products you use!


  1. This helps, but can I do it on wet hair instead of blow dried hair?


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