Wash Day | Textured Twist Out

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Wash Day | Textured Twist Out

I finally, finally, finally achieved a twist out that I like (not including the ones I get after removing my marley twists). Here’s how my wash day went:

[1] Conditioned with for maybe an hour with Organix Vitamin E Conditioner under my Gold N’ Hot heating cap. I’ve had this cap since 2009 and it still works as well as the day I bought it.
[2] After rinsing out the conditioner, I co-washed with As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner.
[3] Once I’d jumped out of the shower, I squeezed the excess water from my hair with a towel, applied my leave-ins, before twisting a section. Note: I used a very small amount of the Shea Moisture Curling Gel Soufflé on my sections. I learned the hard way the last time I used the gel soulfé that using too much will prevent my twists from drying completely overnight.

Before twisting I detangled each section with my long time fave seamless comb (Hercules Sägemann 5580) and then ran the comb through the last inch of my hair before ending the twist. I found that if I don’t, by the time I get to the end of the twist my ends have coiled up and leaving them as-is won’t produce neat ends when dry.


Ayyyyyyyeee there’s hang time on my twists now


After unwinding the twists (quickest way I’ve found is to stretch one of the strands, causing the other strand to unravel) I split each twist into 2 or 3 and shook my head to fluff it.
I’m a million times over in love with the texture of my twist out. I finally feel like I’m not totally inept when it comes to styling my natural hair outside of puffs, marley twists, and straightening my hair. I’m even more excited (or impatient… to-mA-to, to-MAH-to) to grow my hair out for bigger, fluffier twist outs.



Oh and twist outs on my natural hair look completely different from twist outs on my relaxed hair. You can check out an old twist out on my relaxed hair in this post and this post . . . I know, I know. You probably read that last line and thought OF COURSE THEY DO, YOUR TEXTURE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! * excuse me while I go hide in a corner* I’m still on a learning curve. Seeing all these little differences is still amazing to me.


Tried any new styles lately? What are your twist out staples?
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