So you are on a mission to get the baddest twist out on the planet . Listen, I get it! I think out of all the simple styles a natural can do this one can be quite evasive.
Many of us go into the style with the best optimism, thinking “this is the one”, “I did everything right this time” and then the next morning comes along and your hair is either, limp, not dry or just not looking quite as you imagined.
We have all been there and honestly there is more to a bomb twist out than just product and technique. How you feel about your results have a lot to do with what you think your hair should look like once you are done.
With that said the first thing you should know is that my twist out will not look like your twist out and that is ok! Once you understand how your own hair behaves then all you now have to worry about is technique and products.
The base style to a great twist out is two strand twists and the more twists you have the more texture you will have when you unravel the twists.
For a loose chunky twist out you can do 5- 6 big twists in your hair and for very defined twists you can opt for 12-24 twists all over your head.
Other options include flat twists against your head with hanging twists or twist and curls created with two strand twists with a perm rod on the ends.
Personally, I absolutely recommend using a perm rod at the end of your hair despite how many twists you have or how you choose to install the twists. Perm rods* smooth the ends of the hair, you avoid single strand knots and all of your twists look consistent when you do the twist out.
Before the twists
The best styles start out on freshly washed hair because it gives your products a chance to work the way they should without interacting with old products and oils*.
If you are the girl that tends to avoid using a ton of product weekly then you might be able to get away with a bomb twist out without starting a full-on cleanse.