Don’t get me wrong I love my relaxed hair, so much so that I decided to switch back from texlaxed, but sometimes I feel a little left out when it comes to protective styling–with braidouts and twistouts specifically.
It seems as though you have to have to perfect formula in order to get a well defined twist out. Your hair needs to be wet, but not too wet. You need to choose the right product for hold, but one that will not leave your hair weighed down or too greasy. Plus the straightness factor of relaxed hair makes it even harder to achieve the results you want.
Based on my little venting session I am sure you can imagine how excited I was to come across this flat twist out tutorial! One thing that bugs me when I do a normal twist out is that there’s a space with straight hair close to the root and then the twists start. By doing flat twists you can get the curly effect all the way through. This method is suitable for all lengths and is a great option to get your protective styling in. A few key takeaways from the video are:
1. Wait until your hair is about 80 percent dry so it is still damp but not soaking wet. Plus, you can still follow your normal wash and leave-in routine.
2. PART YOUR HAIR HOW YOU WANT IT TO FALL. This may seem obvious to you twist out pros, but I cannot stress this enough. Many a twist out has gone awry after too much manipulation post take down. I have spent so much time getting the actual technique right only to take the twists down and realize it’s parted funny or I want a different style.
3. Eco-Styler for hold. This might just be me, but I have never encountered a gel as glorious as the Eco-Styler brand. It makes sense that it would work on a twist out. Be sure not to use too much though. It can go from just the right amount of hold to gunky in a quickness.
4. Curlers on your ends because let’s face it: your hair is straight and it needs the extra help.
5. Oil on the take-down for less frizz and more sheen and be sure to tease your roots to get rid of the parts.
With the winter on its way you should definitely try this technique to keep your hair protected and looking bomb.