Twist Out Hairstyles

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Twist Out Hairstyles

Before You Twist Clean & Condition It is important that my hair is clean and conditioned, so that my hair can have body, and properly absorb products for setting and styling. Hair is like a sponge; it can only absorb so much. When there is build-up, the hair will not be able to successfully grasp additional products. Too much product can result in limp styles, slow drying time, and flaking. Moisturize Adding a quality moisturizer helps add moisture and nutrients, and oil or butter helps retain it. When my hair is thoroughly moisturized, my hair has elasticity, looks fresh, lively, and healthy. It also retains moisture, longer. (Oh, combs and clips just make the task easier and faster!) Now, You’re Ready to Twist! Just as important as using a great moisturizer, having a “proven” technique helps me to achieve an awesome twist out every single time. I say proven, because my twist outs have been double take-worthy ever since!!! By twisting in the direction in which my coils grow, and slightly rolling the strands between my fingers before twisting simply help to elongate my natural coil pattern, and my twist outs last longer. They are also incredibly defined. (If I didn’t have curls or coils, I would still roll the strands between my fingers prior to twisting). Applying Product First, I apply moisturizer, oil, then styler to my hair–in sections–while it’s damp. By sectioning the hair, it ensures even coverage. If your hair is fine, you may want to consider using less product on slightly damp hair. For those with coarse tresses, consider using a generous amount of product on sopping wet hair. Twists Next, I make 3-4 smaller sections within each section, and twist. I try to make the two strands within a twist even. That will keep me from having to “borrow” a piece of hair from the other strand to complete the twist. Twist-Out Once I’m done, I generally end up with 12-15 twists. I allow my hair to dry completely before unraveling to minimize frizz. When it is time to unravel, I do so carefully, add a little oil, separate and fluff! WATCH Get more of Ebony Clark’s styling tips, along with product reviews and hair tutorials on her YouTube, Instagram and blog.

Twist Out Hairstyles

Share67 Tweet4 Pin25K Email Twist out using flaxseed gel. Watch video here. Achieving a great twist out takes a bit of practice, but there are some steps people often omit that can ruin the style. I’m going to show you how to get great results every time! Wait. Hold Up Transitioners! The twist out directions are below, but transitioners pay attention and learn what not to do! When I was transitioning, I didn’t have much luck with my first two strand twist out because my ends were very thin and damaged. First, take a look at my twists (3 months into transition)… Yikes!  What a train wreck! Notice how damaged and thin my ends are, especially near the front.  I had at least 3-4 inches that really needed to be cut off, but I was trying to hold on to as much hair as I could since I had already cut more than I wanted to. Now see the results of the twist out… This would have looked much better had I trimmed more of my hair first. I put rollers on the ends to give them a slight bump because the straight look was NOT HOT!

Twist Out Hairstyles

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Before You Twist Clean & Condition It is important that my hair is clean and conditioned, so that my hair can have body, and properly absorb products for setting and styling. Hair is like a sponge; it can only absorb so much. When there is build-up, the hair will not be able to successfully grasp additional products. Too much product can result in limp styles, slow drying time, and flaking. Moisturize Adding a quality moisturizer helps add moisture and nutrients, and oil or butter helps retain it. When my hair is thoroughly moisturized, my hair has elasticity, looks fresh, lively, and healthy. It also retains moisture, longer. (Oh, combs and clips just make the task easier and faster!) Now, You’re Ready to Twist! Just as important as using a great moisturizer, having a “proven” technique helps me to achieve an awesome twist out every single time. I say proven, because my twist outs have been double take-worthy ever since!!! By twisting in the direction in which my coils grow, and slightly rolling the strands between my fingers before twisting simply help to elongate my natural coil pattern, and my twist outs last longer. They are also incredibly defined. (If I didn’t have curls or coils, I would still roll the strands between my fingers prior to twisting).

Twist Out Hairstyles

Use a 2-strand twist technique to prepare for a twist-out. Be sure to twist in the direction of the hair’s natural curl: don’t fight nature! Within one of the sections, separate a small square of hair. Divide the square into 2 strands and twist them around each other, allowing each strand to twist on itself as you twirl the strands together. Repeat, dividing and twisting one square at a time until each section is fully twisted.

Twist Out Hairstyles

Natural hair styles are endless but there is one tried and true hairdo that will always be top choice — the twist-out. Hair twists are not only a great protective style, they’re also funky and fab. But what’s more fab about this low-maintenance hairdo are the glorious spiral curls you get once you unravel the twists. Twist-outs are fun and beautiful, but they don’t always come out the way we want them to. Common twist-out problems include frizz and lack of curl definition. Now don’t get it twisted, just because these issues are common does not mean it has to happen to you! Check out our surefire guide on how to achieve a perfect twist out every single time.

Twist Out Hairstyles

Tips Spend extra time doing your twists. The better the quality of the twists, the better the twist out will look. When doing the twist out, work from root to tip—this will prevent hair from getting frizzy. It may take a little longer, but it will be worth it! Applying conditioner or product to each twist—instead of all of the hair at the same time—may provide more even coverage and make for more consistent twist-out curls.

Twist Out Hairstyles

Spend extra time doing your twists. The better the quality of the twists, the better the twist out will look. When doing the twist out, work from root to tip—this will prevent hair from getting frizzy. It may take a little longer, but it will be worth it! Applying conditioner or product to each twist—instead of all of the hair at the same time—may provide more even coverage and make for more consistent twist-out curls.

Twist Out Hairstyles

Twists Next, I make 3-4 smaller sections within each section, and twist. I try to make the two strands within a twist even. That will keep me from having to “borrow” a piece of hair from the other strand to complete the twist. Twist-Out Once I’m done, I generally end up with 12-15 twists. I allow my hair to dry completely before unraveling to minimize frizz. When it is time to unravel, I do so carefully, add a little oil, separate and fluff! WATCH Get more of Ebony Clark’s styling tips, along with product reviews and hair tutorials on her YouTube, Instagram and blog.

Fabulous flat twist out on freshly washed wet hair using Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter! After twisting, @zeli_ sat under a bonnet dryer for about an hour and let twist set overnight, unraveled twists the next day, then fluffed to achieve desired look. The result is a well-defined twist out (based on twisting technique). See full pictorial at @zeli_. #almondjai #flattwists #twistout #twistouts #definedtwists #definedcurls

Next, I make 3-4 smaller sections within each section, and twist. I try to make the two strands within a twist even. That will keep me from having to “borrow” a piece of hair from the other strand to complete the twist.

Now that your hair is moisturized and knot free, decide how big or small you want your twists to be and grab a mini section of hair to twist. Dab some curl holding creme or gel to the mini section and brush through with your detangling brush for perfect curl definition. When working the perimeters of your head, be sure to include your edges into your twists. There is more than just one way to achieve a beautiful twist-out. Check out some style options below:

Realizing that everyone’s hair is not the same texture, length, etc sometimes it’s better to have an actual tutorial.  Additionally, it’s good to have a video you are not well versed in the “natural hair” lingo (i.e.: “Wash N Go”, “Twist Out”, “Detangle”, etc)  A video is always a good way to show and allow folks to learn at their own pace.  So, here is my video tutorial that shows how I create MY Perfect Twist Out style.

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