Have you been trying to get a super cute and defined twist out for the longest and it still comes out looking crazy? I have. I’m still trying to achieve the perfect twist out, and I’ve been on my natural journey for quite some time.
If you’re like me and don’t know why your twist out hasn’t come out right, you may be guilty of one of the 8 actions below:
1. You don’t detangle
The first step to getting a nicely defined twist out is making sure that your hair is detangled fully. Some people don’t like to detangle too often for fear of unnecessary breakage, but this is an important step if you want great curl definition. Otherwise, once you take down the twists to separate and fluff, you’ll have way more frizz than you want.
You can use a few different tools to detangle your hair such as your fingers, a brush, or a wide-tooth comb. Just make sure to detangle each section from ends to roots before you start twisting.
2. You’re borrowing hair
What is borrowing hair? Borrowing hair is when you take hair from one section and bring it to the other as you work your way down the twist. It’s a common problem because sometimes there may be less hair in one piece.
However, borrowing hair is not ideal for twist outs because it can create tangles in your hair when you take down the twists and it also creates an uneven curl. It’s always better to keep the two sections completely separate while you twist. Before you begin to twist ensure that you have the same amount and length of hair in each section as it will lead to less confusion.
3. Your hair isn’t wet enough
Some naturals (like myself) prefer to do twist outs or damp or dry hair because it gives hair a more elongated look once it’s taken down. However, for the best curl definition, twist-outs should be done on wet hair that has either been freshly washed or spritzed with water.
If your hair is wet the curls will naturally clump together and there will be minimum frizz in the finished twist out. So if you have never achieved a decent-looking twist out, try starting with wet hair.