Hey there kinky krew!
It’s been a minute since I’ve uploaded, but I’m back and ready to share more healthy hair tips with you guys as we approach the hot and humid summer. My thick, coarse strands love warm weather so I’ve been taking full advantage of the Houston heat by rocking my new found favorite low manipulation style, the Twistout! With mega volume or with tight definition, the twistout has been my go-to style for the past couple weeks. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’d know that It has taken me YEARS to finally master this infamous style so I wanted to share my top tips for those of you who may have the twistout blues!
- Know what look you’re going for. If you want a larger more fluffy fro, do larger sized twists on stretched hair. This will not only give you length but it will also give you that beautiful volume we all love. If you’re going for a more “tamed” and defined look, do smaller twists. If definition is what you’re seeking, starting on freshly washed hair will give you those defined curls.
- Detangle and Smooth your ends before twisting. You always want to make sure your hair is thoroughly detangled and smoothed before doing your twists. This allows for a seamless take down preventing any snags or knots from forming as your twists set. Being a natural who preveously despised hair tools, I’ve recently added them back into my regimen for this step. (Finger detangling was NOT cutting it) Since adding back in my wide toothed comb, my ends have been perfectly curled making my twistouts lay flawlessly.
- Make sure your twists are dry before taking down. Going to sleep on bomb twists only to wake up to them still being damp is a natural girls nightmare! To prevent this horror from taking place, I’ll wear my twists for a minimum of 24 hours to ensure they are completly dry when I’m ready to rock my twist out. There are a variety of ways to style your twists or if you’re not feeling it slap on a cap!
- Make sure your ends are defined. The hardest part of mastering the twistout is making sure your ends will have definition. This allows your hair to fall effortlessly into whatever shape your natural hair takes, whether it’s a V, heart shaped or tapered cut. I would always ended up with straight ends that stuck out randomly giving me an awkward shape. It wasn’t until I started bantu knotting my ends that I was able to get that perfect definition from roots to ends giving me a uniformed twistout.
- Use a product that will keep your hair moisturized. There’s nothing like having juicy moisturized hair on day 1 then waking up to dry curls on day 2. It’s important to make sure that your twisting products are super moisturizing so you don’t have to worry about possibly weighing down your hair with added product during the week. I’ve tried out a couple twisting creams but my current favorite would have to be the Blueberry Bliss Twist N Shout cream by Curls. It provides my kinky hair with moisture for up to 5 days, all I do is give my hair some shine with a couple drops of serum during my fluff session each morning and I’m good to go. Blueberry Bliss Product Review on 4C Hair: Twist-N-Shout Cream and Curl Control Paste
Links to products mentioned:
Twist N Shout Cream: http://amzn.to/2pMxPda
L’OREAL Extraordinary Oil: http://amzn.to/2pl8iGD
What’s your go-to style for this Summer/Spring? Let me know down below!