Creating the Foundation for Beautiful Twist Outs
Are you struggling to make your twisted hair twist outs last beyond a few hours? Achieving a defined and bouncy twist out requires effort and the right techniques. Here's part one of our guide with essential tips to help you create the perfect foundation for long-lasting twist outs.
Detangle Completely for Smoother Curls
Before diving into the twists, ensure your hair is fully detangled. This not only results in smoother and more defined curls but also reduces breakage during the twisting and untwisting process.
Use Water for Better Definition
Enhance the definition of your twist out curls by working on damp or wet hair. Keep a spray bottle of water handy to spritz your hair as you go.
Opt for a Butter-Oil-Gel Combination
Lock in moisture, add shine, and increase hold with a combination of butter, oil, and gel. Choose nourishing products like shea or mango butter, aloe vera gel, and nutrient-rich oils such as coconut or almond oil.
Include a Curl Cream for Added Hold
Select a curl cream tailored to your natural hair type that offers sufficient hold, ensuring your curls, including twisted hair, stay intact even after untwisting. Find some excellent curl cream recommendations for your twist out journey.
Section Your Hair for Better Control
Part your hair into smaller sections to work on one at a time. This allows for better control over product distribution, ensuring each section receives the attention it deserves.
Size Matters: Opt for Smaller Twists
When aiming for a long-lasting twist out, smaller twists are the way to go. Discover the benefits of choosing smaller twists for your natural hair style.
Master the Right Twisting Technique
Keep each strand of your two-strand twist separate all the way down to the end. Avoid combining strands of different thickness, as it can compromise the integrity of the twist.