2. You’re using the wrong products.
Product experimentation without becoming a product junkie is another key to mastering your natural. What works for your favorite YouTuber may not work for you, so no need for tears when your style doesn’t come out to look identical to hers.
Hair texture, curl type, and porosity are all things that can play a major role in the ability for a product to work for your hair specifically. Those with fine, less kinky* hair with higher porosity may require products that are water based and not as heavy, while those with thicker and low porosity need heavier cream based stylers.
Many natural hair companies are now creating products for specific hair types, so determining your texture and level of porosity can assist in finding a good product.
Do note, however, that within this everyone is still unique which is why you have to experiment and figure out what works for you! There are tons of options out there so grab a couple of sample sizes from your local beauty supply store or do a product swap to save your coins until you find the perfect one for you.
3. You’re twists are the wrong size.
Lastly, twist size is an important factor in the results of your twist out. This is one thing many naturals often overlook or don’t consider. Most believe that as long as they are all about the same size collectively then you’re good, but this is not always the case.
Small, medium, and large twist have a direct correlation with the definition and volume of your hair.
If you install smaller sized twist you are likely to have incredible definition but if you are someone with fine hair you may not have the voluminosity that you desire. On the contrary, if you install larger twists you’ll definitely have more volume but your curls will not be as defined.
Thickness and the type of curl pattern you have are things that determine the size of twists you should install. Though smaller twists tend to take more time installing maybe it would be worth the extra effort in hopes of obtaining a better outcome.
Technique, skill, and products are all things that can easily be adjusted to obtain optimal twist out results. With practice and routine, you can rock a twist out to perfection almost every time you complete it.
Your twist out is failing for a reason. Instead of just writing them all off completely and accepting that “they just don’t work for you”, examine and alter your methods and I’m sure you will get the results you desire!
How do you ensure great twist out results? Let me know in the comments below.