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 almost two years. 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 more frizz than you wanted.
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 bad because it can create tangles in your hair when you take down the twists. If you’re a newbie to Twist Outs, it may be easier for you to keep the two sections completely separate, only bringing them around to twist. It will lead to less confusion!
3. Your Hair isn’t Wet Enough
Some naturals (like myself) prefer to do twist outs 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 dry there is no hydration, but if your hair is wet the curls will clump together and there will be minimum frizz.