My hair has truly grown and I am so happy that I can do more twists-outs than finger coils, which takes longer in my opinion. Whether I'm rocking twist-outs or finger coils, the compliments are always rolling in and I'm thankful for them because I had no clue on how to manage this hair once I did the big chop last year. To me, twist-outs stretch my hair and you can see some curl definition and length all at the same time. Unlike finger coils which are tighter curls placed neatly against or near the scalp.
Here's a step by step guide of how I obtain a perfect twist-out on my hair weekly.
Babassu Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner
Pomegranate & Honey Leave In Conditioner (pictured)
Pomegranate & Honey Twisting Souffle' (pictured)
Mint Almond Oil
Honey & Ginger Flexible Hold Edge Gel (pictured)
Step 1: I shampoo my hair thoroughly. While shampooing, I detangle my hair because usually my hair is in finger coils, so some of my coils are tiny and I miss untwisting them in the pre-poo process.
Step 2: I deep condition my hair for about 30 minutes or longer if I have the time to let the deep conditioner sit in my hair for awhile. Again, I'm always detangling my hair because I'm tender-headed and anything I can do to help make this process easy, I'm all for it!
Step 3: I saturate my hair and ends with the leave-in conditioner.
Step 4: I part my hair into 4-6 sections and begin the twisting process.
Step 5: I take a nice amount (not too much) of the twisting souffle' and start placing it on the ends and work my way up to the roots and two strand twist (medium sized) my hair.
Step 6: After I'm done twisting my hair, I seal the moisture in by using the Mint Almond Oil.
Step 7: I go to bed and let my hair air-dry or I sit under the hair dryer for about 1.5 hours to ensure that my hair is completely dry. At night sometimes, I may sit under the dryer for about 40 minutes and let the rest air-dry overnight.
Step 8: I coat my hands with the Mint Almond Oil and slowly unravel each strand of twist and then separate those individual strands to give my hair some volume.
Step 9: I use a pick and fluff out my hair at the roots, the top of my hair and along the sides to give my hair a nice shape (cause it does NOT have a shape currently). Sometimes, I add a part to make the hairstyle look more chic and not just a defined T.W.A.
Step 10: I smooth a little bit of the edge gel along my edges just to give the twist-out hairstyle the extra umph it needs to be perfect. I'm not into the whole slay my edges thing with the swirls and all but do you boo!
I'm NOT a vlogger (praise vlogger ministries though because they are the real MVP's in life). So there's no video of me perfectly twisting my hair in this post, chile, I'm too tenderheaded to even try to capture a cute video of me doing my hair......but, faint not, I did find a cute person's video on YouTube named Jasmine Allure. Make sure you subscribe to her YouTube Channel and follow her on Instagram @jasmine_allure ......Her very simple tutorial video is basically the same thing that I do to achieve my twist-outs. Watch the video below:
I'm a loyal Maven and most of my blog posts about hair care products and styles will consist of me using Mielle Organics. I found something that I love and that loves my hair so I make it work and I stick with it. In a couple of months, I'll reach my one year natural hair journey mark and I'm excited to share with you the tips, tools and techniques that I learn along the way.
Tip: Do what works best for you and your hair and please have patience and know that your arms and hands will go weary doing these kinds of hair styles. Always keep you a spray bottle full of water to add moisture to the sections of hair that dry out while you're working on other sections. I use the LCO (liquid, cream and oil) method because according to the natural hair system, I have 4c and low porosity hair and this method works for my type of hair. Enjoy your twist-out sis!