The natural hair styling options are endless. There is one hairstyle that always comes to mind when thinking of natural hairstyles. That style is the famous twist out. The twist out is very popular and it is a beautiful hairstyle, but let’s be honest, it does not always come out the way we want. Your very first twist out may have been a total disaster and you just couldn’t figure out why. Many naturalistas voice common problems with their twist outs that include frizz, flyaways, and the lack of curl definition.
Achieving the perfect twist out is a goal for many naturalistas, but many have a hard time trying to figure out how just how to achieve the perfect twist out. It seems like a mystery that needs to be solved. You may feel that you don’t have the perfect hair texture to achieve a great twist out but that is not true. A good twist out can be achieved if you take the proper steps and use great products.
Before we get into the steps on how to achieve the perfect twist out, there is one thing you need to know before you get started. If your hair is not properly moisturized when styling your twist out, then your twist out will always be a fail. Moisture is the key to any great looking hairstyle. So the next time you attempt a twist out, make sure your hair is properly moisturized. Here is how you can achieve the perfect twist out in three easy steps.
Most hairstyles come out better on hair that has been freshly cleansed and conditioned. We recommend using the Babassu Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo for dry and curly hair types to begin the process. It is is a gentle cleanser that will remove buildup but also will not leave your hair feeling stripped.
It is also important that you detangle your hair thoroughly to get the best definition with your hairstyle. Proper detangling will help you prevent breakage, and most importantly detangling plays a role in how good your hairstyle will turn out. To make the process as seamless as possible part your hair into four sections and use a good leave in conditioner such as the Organic White Peony Leave in Conditioner to help you get all the tangles out, starting from ends to roots after washing your hair. Remember to be gentle because rough detangling can lead to breakage.
Now that your hair is clean, detangled and conditioned it is time to move on to the best products to help you set your twist out. The best products to use are products that will help moisturize your hair, and also products that will help set your twists and define your curls. It is best to start your twist out on damp hair to help set your style.
The LOC Method is a great technique to ensure help you get the proper definition and moisture with your twist out. You will hydrate your hair with a water-based product first which is your liquid. You will then seal in the moisture with an oil, and then apply a cream, gel, our mousse product to close the hair cuticle which helps to prevent moisture loss. This is the best method for a twist out because your hair will be properly moisturized resulting in better curl definition. The Organic White Peony Leave-In Conditioner in paired with the Mint Almond Oil is perfect combo for the L (leave in) and the O (oil) in the LOC Method.
The Brazilian Curly Cocktail Curl Cream the perfect choice for the C-cream in the LOC method to achieve a defined, frizz free twist out. It has a combination of Brazilian oils that absorb into the hair shaft to lock in moisture plus give you the ultimate definition. Your hair will be defined but it will also be moisturized. It is also important to make sure that you apply enough product to each section prior to twisting your hair for the proper moisture and definition of each twist.
Yes, the way you unravel your twists plays a major role in how your twist out comes out. In fact this final step in your twist out process can really make or break your hairstyle. You will want to make sure your hair is completely dry before you unravel your twists. If you untwist your hair while it is still wet, you could cause frizz and lack definition in your hairstyle. To prevent frizz you can use the Mint Almond Oil to help you unravel your twists. The best technique is to start at the bottom of each twist and carefully unravel. If you want more volume with your twist out, you can use a pick to lift your roots. Make sure not to pick your hair too much causing more frizz.
Are you ready to get your best twist out to date? Try these steps on your next twist out.