I don’t know about you, but lifeless twist outs have their way of creeping back into my life. I don’t know what it is. I can rock a bomb weekly two strand twist out for a good two months and then by the third they’re struggling past day 2.
These moments have me staring in the mirror crying whyyyyyy?! I’m using the same products and doing the same exact size, why are my curls coming out less defined.
Truth is, unfortunately sometimes our hair can develop a natural affinity to the products and methods we are using. Here are 5 ways to bring a little life and definition back to your typical twist out.
1. Product Switch Up
One of the easiest ways to switch things up in your styling process for a different, more defined, outcome is to switch up your products. If you are well past the product junkie stage of your life, take this moment to treat yourself by indulging in a nice long walk down the natural hair product aisle at your local beauty supply store and pick up something new.
On the contrary, you can also opt to try something that’s been sitting in your collection that you haven’t had a chance to pick up yet, or revisit an old favorite that you set aside because it was no longer working for your hair. You’ll be surprised to notice how your hair can react differently to different products that have a minor changes on the ingredient list.
2. Curl Defining Treatment
If you have noticed your curls are losing definition, your hair may be in dire need of a certain element. You can reverse this by performing a curl defining rinse or mask to bring more natural definition back into your hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar* is one of my holy grails for hair health. Doing a simple rinse with equal parts ACV and water prior to shampoo can make all the difference in the softness and shine of my hair.
Another known way to make your curls pop is the use of a bentonite clay* mask to clarify your hair. It’s something about this natural healing clay that can cleanse your hair and restore and lacking properties your strands may be missing. Do be sure to follow up with a nice heavy deep conditioner* to restore moisture and shine.
ladee neenah says
You could also set the twists on rods, rollers or flexi-rods. My favorite style is to set small to medium twists on satin covered foam rollers. I wear the curly twists for a day or two, re-rolling at night and the resulting twistout is beautiful, defined, voluminous and flowy.