Wash Day | Goodbye Fluff, Hello Twist Out

I know, I know *another* twist out but I promise I’ll have different style for my next wash day recap. I purchased white perm rods this week (much smaller than I expected them to be in comparison to the tan and blue I used last time) so hopefully I’ll have a great curly perm rod set to share with you next week!

Maximum fluffageI fully enjoyed how big and fluffy my perm rod set (that I did on blow dried hair in this post) had become by the end of the wek and my hair had miraculously survived 3 days of helping my friend pack and move but it was time to let it go.

[1] I started off by spraying my hair with water + glycerin, then applied Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner on top. I started my wash day pretty late and what was supposed to be a 2 hour pre-poo and nap turned into me sleeping right through the night. Thankfully I had my Hot Head conditioning cap on so it kept everything in place with I slept.

[2] The next morning I rinsed out the conditioner and co-washed with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash.

[3] And followed by a quick DC with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner.

[4] After rinsing out Aussie Moist, I wrapped my hair in a t-shirt to soak up excess water and then twisted my hair with Entwine Couture Exotique Leave-In Hair Potion, Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum (to seal), and Entwine Couture Crème Jellé Styler for hold (reviews are posted here).

Trimmed ends on April 17After twisting my hair I gave myself a small but needed trim. To trim, I stretched out each twist and snipped above the thinnest spot. Thankfully the thinnest parts are my hair weren’t too long so it was a very small trim.

Side note: am I the only one who gets excited about trims? There’s just something about seeing and feeling nice, blunt, even ends. I remember when I used to sit in my old stylist’s chair and DREAD trims. Now? Gimme, gimme . . . well . . . only if I’m the one doing the trimming. I haven’t been to a stylist in nearly 6 years. I’m pretty sure I’d break out in hives if I someone other than myself tried to do my hair.

Anywho. I let the twists dry and took them out the following morning. I also pinned down the twists in the front so that they dry in the direction of my part and to minimize fluffy roots.

After unraveling the twists I applied Entwine Couture Argan Oil to my finger tips. Then to fluff out the sections of my unraveled twists I gently tugged each one downwards, running my fingers down the length of my hair to help it separate on its own without frizzing. That one little seemingly insignificant step has made a WORLD of difference for my twist outs. I used to split them apart but that would cause instant frizz, loss of texture, and heartbreak.

Day 1 Twist Out

Day 3

One of the biggest differences in my approach towards my natural hair vs my relaxed hair is that I rarely wrap my hair at night now. Unless I’m pineappling my hair to preserve curls from a curl former, flexi rod, or perm rod set I don’t do anything but flop on my satin pillows at night.

The first time I didn’t wrap my hair I just about freaked out but after discovering that my hair doesn’t lose much moisture I embraced my lazy night routine. In the mornings I fluff out the sections again by tugging + running my fingers down the length of my hair to separate on its own. Before fluffing I applied a little jojoba oil to my finger tips. Here’s day 3 of this twist out:

How was your wash day?

P.S. I also picked up some Jamila Henna this week so I’ll be diving into my second round of henna this weekend. I’m excited!

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Day 1 vs day 3 twist out

5 Comments

  1. Yeaas! Another twist out!
    Yours are so great. I know the sufferation of frizz all too well, but I don’t have the length for the pull-and-separate trick just yet. Thankfully, I like the organic feel and imperfectness of it…for now at least.

  2. I love the way your twists out look! Do you use a comb to part or just your hands? I always end up with spacing showing

    1. Author

      Thank you! I don’t use a comb to part, just my hands.

  3. I’ll have to try the pull to break apart method, day 3 hair is everything and I literally cannot sleep if my hair isn’t covered. Like I end up exhausted the next day due to lack of sleep…it may be an actual phobia at this point! lol

    1. Author

      Lol! There were plenty of nights where I’d wake up and panic because my scarf wasn’t on my head. Scary habit to break lol

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