So, You Want A Perfect Twist Out for Your Natural Hair?
Twist outs are a natural girl’s go to hairstyle after the long hours of wash day, detangling, deep conditioning, and the list continues.
Being able to twist your hair up and unravel the twists the next morning is a hairstyle sent from heaven. A twist out can seem so simple, but there are essential keys and steps to achieve perfection with your natural hair.
You’ve seen all the Instagram models and natural hair communities flaunting their perfect twist outs on your timeline, and you want the same for your curls It’s possible to achieve no matter if you just started doing your hair or if you’re a veteran in the natural hair game.
Natural styles like twist outs and Bantu knots are favorites because braids take too long and sew-ins may not always be in the budget, so wearing your hair is the next best option. There are a few key factors to consider and to make sure you keep in mind when getting ready to do your twist out, while this isn’t a Youtube tutorial, you’ll want to take some notes down and apply these things to your next natural hair session.
We have you covered!
Know Your Hair
Remember, we want our twist out to be flawless and as close to perfect as possible.
So, knowing your hair will be a significant factor in doing a twist out. It’s important to know your hair type because it’ll help with making your twist out flawless and will save a lot of time and wasted efforts on styling your hair.
We see so many tutorials that teach us how to do the “perfect” twist out and how to make sure our curls are luxurious and keep the volume of our hair huge enough to spot from feet away. When it comes to natural hair, we know that every curl coil and kink is not the same. While some of us may have looser curl patterns compared to a tighter curl pattern, or even no defined pattern at all, the way we do our twist outs will differ.
What works for one girl may not work for you, and the products that we need to accomplish the natural style correctly.
Moisture is key!
A twist out on natural hair thrives on moisture and using the right products for your curls to pop!
Your tresses can’t flourish if it’s dry and your styles won’t come out the way you want them to if your hair is brittle and breaking off. For a poppin’ twist out, always be sure to moisturize heavily with a leave-in conditioner of your choice, a little gel, and essential oil to lock in all of the moisture. Nothing is worse than having a fantastic twist out, but your curls are super frizzy and looking like bed hair, always be sure to moisturize.
Using products to bring out moisture in your hair can help lock in the style and create the definition that you can’t get on dry hair. You want people to see every twist and curl in your twist out once you unravel it; That can’t happen if your hair is dry.
Don’t Forget to Stretch It Out!
If you have natural hair, then you already know that shrinkage is such a pain.
It can make your hair go from back length to curling upright by your ears. It’s sometimes unflattering and can make your beautiful twist outlook like a small afro, which is what we don’t want. If you're going to achieve a flawless style, be sure to stretch your twists in an upward motion before wrapping it up for the night.
This method helps to stretch out the curls and will have your twist out back to your regular hair length after styling it the next morning.
Let It Dry, Girl!
Yes, moisture is vital when styling your hair.
But for the twist out to be flawless and prosper, you have to let it dry completely so that the products set in and the definition will pop the next day. Since natural hair is known for soaking up the products you use, be sure to give yourself plenty of time in the day to complete your hair and enough time for it to air dry so that your results are to your satisfaction.
Untwist it The Right Way
Untwisting your hair may seem like a step that needs to go without saying.
But you’d be surprised at how many times we moisturize correctly, detangle, and twist our hair to perfection, only to untwist our hair and ruin all of our hard work. There is a method to the madness and a technique when it comes to the final step of a twist out.
To make sure you get the best results, make sure to oil your fingers before untwisting to be sure you avoid frizz and be gentle when untwisting, you don’t want to break your hair apart and ruin the texture and definition of the final result. The best twist outs are when you untwist your hair from the bottom and work your way up, and you’ll notice the coil pattern of the twists starting to show.
Don’t forget about volume, to hype your hair up just a bit, be sure to take a hair pick or the end of a comb and fluff your hair at the roots.
You Have to Maintain Those Curls, Girl
This part of the twist out may be the simplest.
But it’s sometimes the most difficult because, after a long day, it’s so hard to grab your scarf or your bonnet and tie your hair up. There is no energy left for simple tasks. It’s very relatable. However, maintaining your twist out is imperative to keeping your style looking flawless.
If done right, your twist out can last you up to a week, and the longer you wear it, the more your curls begin to flourish. It’s a lovely feeling to wake up, untie your scarf, and add a little bit of oil and go.
Twist Outs Are A Natural Girl’s Go-To for A Reason
If done right and taken care of, a twist out can be as flawless and long-lasting as you create it to be. The natural community loves it, and it’s such a go-to when protective styling will take too long or is just no longer in the budget.
It can seem intimidating to get a perfect twist out every time, but it’s not impossible. Just keep the tips mentioned above in mind when getting ready to style your curls and your twist out will be flourishing and “hair goals” for everyone in the natural hair community.