Twist Outs: My New Go-To Style

Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CowashMy least favorite part about curlformer sets is the need to carefully detangle hair and loosen the curls. I started off by spraying my hair the water + glycerin (60%/40%) and then applied Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner on top. The conditioner provided lots of slip and made it easy to unwind the curls. I pre-pooed with the conditioner for 2 hours, then hopped in the shower to co-wash with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash, which also provides tons of slip. I really love this co-wash cleanser. It cleanses without stripping, moisturizes, detangles, and doesn’t cling to my scalp.

After co-washing I applied Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner and sat under my steamer for 15 minutes. Once I let my hair cool down, I rinsed out the conditioner with cool water. Rinsing with cool water helps reduce frizz, locks in moisture, and adds shine. I haven’t rinsed my hair with cool/cold water in about 3 years but I’ll be doing my final rinse with cool water this month to report back on what differences/benefits/improvements I experience.

After wrapping my hair in a t-shirt to soak up excess water, I applied my leave-ins (Shea Moisture JBCO Leave-In Conditioner, Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum to seal in the leave-in, and Entwine Naturalle Couture Creme Jelle Styler) and then twisted my hair for a twist out.

I let my hair dry overnight and unraveled the twists in the morning.

To fluff out the twists, I pulled the sections down to separate them a bit without having to pull out the sections (pulling apart/separating my unraveled twists only leads to heartache and failed twist outs).

Twist outs have replaced high puffs as my new go-to style. I used to dread taking out my twists in the morning, wondering if I’d pull off a successful twist out or end up with a fuzzy head of fluff. You have no idea how relieved I am that my twist outs have fallen into place. I guess it’s time to try another style… perm rods still intimidate me… I guess it’s time to woman up and dust off the ones I have, although I do think they might be too big.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Beautiful! I would love to see you do a half-up half down hairstyle with this. I think two(or one) bantu knots in the front or one bun in the front with the rest of your hair loose would look great on you! I’m in the process of transitioning and I hope I can achieve twistouts as defined as this(the last time I was natural I failed horribly everytime). Ah well, only time will tell.

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      *Beyonce’s Formation plays in the background*

      iSlay

      Thank you!

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