Twist Out with Thank God It’s Natural & My Summer Hair Prep

TGIN

After reading Ebony’s review of Thank God It’s Natural Honey Miracle Hair Mask, I finally caved and bought a jar. I ended up grabbing a travel size jar of TGIN Twist & Define Cream and the Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In Conditioner.

After my last wash day I ended up wearing my perm rod curls for a bit, sweating them all out after a 4 mile run, and putting my marley twists because I just wasn’t in the mood to deal with my hair. Every now and then I need to take a break, tuck my hair away, until I get the urge to play in it again.

Process & Products Used

[1] Pre-poo: misted my hair with water and applied Organix Vitamin E Conditioner for 30 mins
[2] Shampooed with Paul Mitchell Mirrorsmooth Shampoo
[3] Deep conditioned with Thank God It’s Natural Honey Miracle Hair Mask for an hour with my Hot Head Conditioning Cap
[4] Rinsed out the conditioner cool water.
[5] Squeezed excess water from my hair with a cotton t-shirt and twisted my hair with TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In Conditioner and TGIN Twist & Define Cream

Results & TGIN First Impressions

After twisting my hair I left it air dry overnight.

Twist out with TGIN

The next morning I unraveled my twists. My twists came out so soft and defined. I am over the moon. Deep conditioning with the Honey Miracle Hair Mask left my hair soft, moisturized and fluffy. I loved how well this conditioner detangled and sunk into my hair on application (it provides lots of slip). The Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In Conditioner is a nice, light, moisturizing leave-in that detangles pretty well (I didn’t have to use a comb at all for this twist out). As for the TGIN Twist & Define Cream I’m a little worried I got an old jar since it’s travel sized they probably aren’t purchased often (I bought all three TGIN products on Amazon) because the Twist & Define Cream smells kind of like old oil that’s been left out for a long time, and it’s consistency was on the sticky side.

Unraveled twists

To fluff out my twists without separating them and causing frizz, I pulled down each unraveled section like I usually do, running my fingers down the length of each section after applying argan oil to my fingers.

Fluffed twist out

Fluffed twist out

Fluffed twist out

And three cheers for trimming my ends last wash day and learning to twirl the ends around my fingers after twisting my hair! When I first starting doing twist outs my ends would look so wonky, on the thinner side or frizzing and sticking out at odd angles.

Twist out ends

Summer Hair Prep

I plan to spend as much time as I outside, enjoying the sunshine and doing my best not to screech when bugs fly my way but I learned last summer that it takes a toll my hair, turning my soft tresses into a pile of hay. My goal this summer is to find (and use) the most moisturizing deep conditioners and leave-ins and I can for my hair.

My go-to style for the summer will definitely be a twist out…. partly because it’s the only style I feel like I’ve mastered with my natural hair to the point where I finally know what to expect when unraveling my twists and how long they’ll last. And partly because they’re easy to do and I’m alllllllll for no muss, no fuss styles that last.

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What are your summer hair plans?

10 Comments

  1. You and Ebony are forcing my hand on this TGiN DC…if I see another trusted review, I won’t be able to hold back any longer. The results looked great for you. Keep us updated on continued use.

  2. I adore that mask! It’s a definitive favorite of mine. Jeni, you have to try the rinse out conditioner! I think I prefer it to the mask because I get a similar result without having to deep condition. The shampoo is lovely too. The leave in isn’t my cup of tea, it doesnt do much for my hair in terms of moistuture. I have to try that twist cream now! You sold me!

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      You’re going to make me buy the whole line! ? (note to self, I might as well bookmark the argan oil lol)

  3. How was the hold on the products? How long did the twist outs stay good?

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      I think the jar of Twist and Define Cream I got was an old jar but even so my twist out lasted 4 days before it got way to fluffy for me to leave out. I’ll wait until I get a new jar before weighing in “officially” on the hold it provides.

  4. Ugh…hate when that happens. They tell you that products don’t need an expiration date but they’re really not supposed to last forever. If I were you—I’d totally get my money back and then maybe try to buy it locally to see if it’s better.

    When I first tried Jessicurl–I thought that the smell was awful but because I loved the way that it worked—I went ahead a purchased a bottle directly from their site. Interesting enough—I think that the one that I initially tried was old because the scent of the new bottle was completely different.

    WOOT for twist outs! I’m gonna get my twist outs on point…oneeee dayyyy…lol

    KLP @ http://www.savingourstrands.com

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      Totally doing to try to get a refund and go for the regular sized jar.

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