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How to Get A DEFINED & Moisturized Twist Out On Natural Hair

As the old saying goes practice makes perfect and the same can be said for mastering twist outs on natural hair. Whether you always end up with a frizzy result or your hair lacks definition, the wrong technique and products will have you shouting SOS!!


All great twist-outs starts with a few but critical steps and let me tell you! Skipping any one of these will result in failure but once you get the technique down, your twist-outs will be poppin for daysss!!!

Step 1: Picking the right curl defining product.

The best options for a great twist out is the perfect twisting butter or gel. After shampoo and conditioning, it’s time to start twisting. But first, it’s important to have the right products. For the perfect twist out, we encourage two product combinations – a moisturizing leave-in conditioner and a curl defining gel or twisting butter. If you have high porosity or very dry hair, add your favorite sealant – oil or butter to seal in moisture and keep your curls hydrated throughout the week.

I highly recommend Butter Me Up Twisting Butter as its a 2-n-1 product that acts as a twisting butter and curl defining cream because its enriched with flaxseed gel. The BEST TWISTING BUTTER ON THE MARKET (I SAID WHAT I SAID!!!)

Step 2: Section your hair and create even sections!

Begin to separate your hair into multiple sections. If you desire a tighter long-lasting pattern, create smaller sections and for a looser pattern, make medium to large sections throughout your hair. Try to create even sections with a rat tail comb or any tool that will assist in this method. This will prevent you from borrowing hair from other parts and even worse causing breakage.

Step 3: Twist and curl

Whew lets get to the meat of this. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP!! When you begin your twist first create two even pieces! You don't want to begin twisting and keep borrowing hair from the other section of twist. BECAUSE BABBYYYY when its time to unravel.... your hair will be frizzy! Start wrapping the hair around each strand tightly in a rope-like fashion. (if you wrap loosely your twist will not be secure). You’ll know if you have a good twist if the hair looks even, neat, and is securely in place. This technique will result in long-lasting definition. Don’t forget to twirl the ends of your twist around your fingers to establish an even pattern

Step 4: Unravel your twist ONCE THEY ARE DRIED

The BEST way to avoid a frizzy twist out is to ensure your hair is fully dry before unraveling your twists. To speed up the drying process, you can sit under a hooded dryer for an hour or two. Once your hair is 100% dry, rub oil all over your twists and begin to unravel each twist starting from the ends. You’ll notice when done correctly that your twists will begin to unravel on their own.

Step 5: Separate, Stretch, and Fluff for Elongation

This last step will make or break your twist out and if not done right all the other steps would have been in vain. Now that your twist are dry, separate your twist slowwlllyyyy. If you followed all 4 other steps your twist will naturally start to separate making the job so much easier. At this point you will have 2 defined strands that just need a little fluff and puff. Separate your hair gently and fluff with an afro pick until you reach your desired look. Want more length? Then, take your blow dryer and apply medium heat from your roots to the mid-shaft of your hair to combat shrinkage.

Don't go crazy with the fluffing because we want our twist-out to last! Ain't nobody got time to redo their hair on Day 2 after spending 972 hours on wash day.

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