Twist Out with Entwine Naturalle Couture

I started off by applying Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner to dry hair for an hour under my Hot Head Conditioning Cap. This conditioner is not a deep conditioner but it works well for a quick boost of moisture and provides lots of slip. After rinsing out the conditioner I co-washed with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash. I received a few products from Entwine this month so I decided to give the leave-ins a try.

For my twist out, I used Entwine Naturalle Couture Exotique Leave-In Hair Potion and applied Entwine Naturalle Couture Crème Jellé Styler on top. I let my hair dry overnight and unraveled the twists the next morning:

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Have you ever had a eureka moment and the revelation was so obvious you should’ve realized it much sooner that you can’t help but laugh a yourself? That was me. I’ve had so many failed twist outs after separating the sections and getting a bunch of frizz. Well I’ve finally found a way to achieve a fuller looking twist out minus the frizz by doing three very simple things:

[1] DO NOT twist my hair too tight. Use just enough tension to twist and keep it neat. [2] DO NOT pull part my unraveled twists apart. And this was my biggest eureka: [3] Instead of separating my unraveled twists, just pull them down and stretch them a bit. Pulling the sections down loosens and opens them up for the slightly fuller, softer look I want without frizz.

See? Simple. Why didn’t I realize all that before? Oh, and to smooth out my edges I applied a little Mane Choice Styling Gel.

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How’d the leave-ins do?

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Exotique Leave-In Hair Potion ($16.99)

The Exotique Leave-In Hair Potion has a nice light consistency that reminds of me of gel, provided lots of slip (I didn’t bother using a comb to detangle my hair, just my fingers) and my hair the next morning feels moisturized, soft, smooth, and very light. The only “con” I noticed after one use is that this leave-in has a very perfumey fragrance. Unfortunately, I’m sensitive to strong fragrances. They’re a migraine trigger for me and by the time I’d finished twisting my hair I had a bad one. I doubt I’ll feel brave enough to try this one again.

Ingredients: Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Quaternium-91, Exotique Butter-Oyl BlendTM: {Elaeis guineensis Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed (Illipé) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Emu Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil, Punica granatum linn (Pomegranate) Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Biotin}, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG-8, Meadowfoamate, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Citric Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol

Crème Jellé Styler ($28.99)

This styler is on the creamy side but still lightweight. I love the hold it provided without making my hair feel crunchy. Unlike the leave-in, it has a soft, pleasant fragrance. I definitely plan on using this styler again.

Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Oleth-20, Polyacrylate-14, Candilla Wax, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearic Acid , Propylene Glycol, Behenyltrimonium Chloride, Ceteareth 25 , Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol (Hair Strengthening Complex), Ethyl Hexylmethoxycinnamate, Fragrance, PEG-90M, Aminomethylpropanol, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate Phenoxyethanol

 

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6 Comments

  1. Do you use the cherry lola treatment (mhm) ? If so how often…

  2. Your twist out eureka is soo helpful! I did mini twist outs recently and still had to separate strands because it didn’t have volume. I would definitely try out these tips. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for this! I’ve never tried chunky twist outs because I thought I’d have to separate to get volume, and then ruin it. I’ll try this method

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