A lot of women wonder how to achieve the best Twist Outs. They want to know how to make their curls more defined, how to make them soft and how to make the hair shake with the wind. Well, I’m going to explain how to obtain the best twist out ever using my Curl Quench Hair Butter and Curl Define Curl Enhancing Gelly.
Step 1: Wash your hair and separate it into four sections.
Step 3: Take a small section of hair from the larger section.
Step 4: Comb through that section to ensure its detangled properly and spritz with water if necessary to ensure the hair is damp.
Step 5: Apply Curl Define Curl Enhancing Gelly to that section, smoothing the product through the hair ensuring proper coverage.
Step 6: Once the hair is covered with product, separate the small section into two pieces and begin twisting.
Step 7: When you get to the end of your hair, twirl it around with your finger for extra curl.
Step 8: Repeat.
Step 9: Allow the hair to dry completely. Sitting under a dryer is fine.
Step 10: Undo twists by untwisting from the END of the twist to avoid knots.
The key to achieving the best twist out:
- Make sure the product is applied from the root all the way to the ends.
- Make sure there is enough product on all the hair. If the product is white on your hair, you probably have a good amount of product applied.
To make your twist outs fuller, you can separate each twist additional times and use a pick to lift your hair at the scalp. This will give more fullness to your hair style.
To watch me go through my twist out process, watch this video:
Dr. Susan Walker, founder of Earthtones Naturals, explains what inspired her to create the natural haircare brand for black women.
If someone were to ask me what is the number one challenge with natural hair my answer would be maintaining appropriate moisture levels. This topic has been covered extensively but dry hair is the the number one complaint of many natural women I hear from and it warrants further discussion.
Lets face it, as Black girls, what to put on our heads at night has been an ongoing discussion for so long that most of us have given up and just take a guess at what will work best. Usually, we read the packaging at the beauty supply store to help us decide or we go based on what some website has told us about their product and why it will work. For some of us, our choices have led to frayed edges and split ends. We enviously look at social media photos wishing we had “her hair”. But getting a clearer picture of WHY our hair isn't what we want is the best way to improve it. What you sleep with at night is part if that discovery.
So how do you deep condition? And how do you know if your deep conditioner is good or not? Do you rely on price? Not necessarily as an expensive product doesn’t mean the product is good, nor does a cheap product mean it doesn’t work. So what should you look for? The answer to this question is to become ingredient savvy. Having an understanding of ingredients will help you determine, at least at first glance, if a deep conditioner is going to be effective for you or not.