Ladies, I think the most asked question in natural hair history is, “How do you achieve the perfect twist out?” Well, I have the answer to this question! How do I achieve my “perfect” twist out you ask? It doesn’t cost a lot of money, nor take up a lot of time. Who really wants to spend two hours and $100 for a style that lasts three days at the most. I have the products and tips to create a beautifully defined twist out.
Firstly, you will never have a “perfect” twist out. Messy hair is the best hair. If you are looking for extremely neat results, you will never get that. Their will always be some parts of your hair that won’t be as defined as the rest, and that’s okay.
The products that I use include: Shea Moisture Coconut Curl Milk, Shea Moisture Curl Soufflé and Eco Style Gel Argon Oil. These products can be found at any store in the hair product section. They are all inexpensive and will help you set your hair while locking in moisture.
Start with your hair damp, detangled and separated into four sections. This will keep your hair free of knots. Next, put a generous amount of the Coconut Curl Milk on each section of your hair. Choose the section you want to twists first and put a small amount of the Soufflé in the section (and I do mean small). Work the gel in that section using your fingers. Next, put a medium sized handful of Eco Style Gel in the same section and began to twist. The twists do not have to be neat. Yes, you can look like Felicia! The neatness of the twists does not determine how defined the curls will be in the end result. The product determines curl definition.
Repeat the previous steps for each section. Afterwards, clip down the twists after you finish all four sections or as you go. Use any clips that are comfortable and small enough to sleep with. To keep heat off of your hair, it is best to leave the twists in overnight. You can even leave the twists in for a few days. You may not feel as confident as you would like, but remember that you will look flawless once you take your twists out.
Finally, take each twist down individually. Do not rush and pull them all at once. This will help with the definition of the curls and it will keep you from damaging your hair by snatching curls out. Now you are all set for that “perfect” twist out. Happy twisting!