Twist outs have been my go-to style during the winter months, because I wanted the definition of a wash and go, just not the head cold that could possibly come with going outside with wet hair.
At first, my twist outs were ultimate fails, or they would be the bomb on the first day, but by day 2 they were a frizzy unfixable mess. However, through trial and error, I finally now have twist outs that last all week long, here is how:
1. Make sure twists are dry before untwisting
I have very thick hair, so many times I would twist my hair Sunday nights and then expected my head to be dry Monday morning.
I quickly learned that I needed to use a diffuser* in the morning. However, I hated doing that because I am in the middle of a no-heat challenge.
In an effort to find a solution that did not involve heat I started twisting my hair Sunday mornings, instead of Sunday night and they would be fully air dried by Monday morning. When the twists are fully dry, they will be less frizzy and more defined.
2. Use pick sparingly
I love big hair, who doesn’t? On day 1 I used to try to pick out my hair as much as I could to get maximum fullness but later learned that my hair will naturally stretch and get bigger as the week goes on. On day 1, I just do minimal picking, and then gradually increase it as the week goes on.
3. Retwist Nightly
This may seem like a no-brainer, but I used to just slap on my bonnet at night and wake up to wonder why my curls were flat, frizzy, and undefined. Unlike the wash and go, you should retwist your hair nightly to make sure you keep the curl pattern.
Moisture is a key to any style lasting and looking good. I moisturize every 2-3 days out of the week by rubbing oil on my hands every morning before I untwist my twists.
I don’t use gel every day, but every 2 days, when untwisting I will take a few strands and finger coil it with my finger for more definition, and it looks amazing!
How do you get your twist out to last all week?