Updated: Dec 29, 2020
In the words of the wise Deion Sanders, ‘if you look good you feel good and if you feel good you play good...’ (or something like that). And I’m not saying looks are everything but when your hair is slayed your inner Sasha Fierce comes out to play.
I receive compliments on my twistout all of the time now but it has been a LONG TIME COMING. (smh) But I eventually figured it out! The full proof technique to achieve the perfect twist out. After pleading for what seemed like forever, my best friend finally allowed me to do her twist out (she was convinced I couldn’t define her coils and it wouldn’t last). One thing you must know about me, I LOVE BEING RIGHT (lol). Needless to say she was pleased and even more so that her hair was still moisturized a week later. So I am going to let you in on a technique I use to achieve the PERFECT TWIST OUT.
Step 1. Start with freshly conditioned hair and be sure you’ve rinsed your conditioner out with cold water, section your hair in 8-12 sections (or however big/small you want the twist
Step 2. Apply a generous amount of a water based leave-in conditioner to the section
Step 3. *THIS IS IMPORTANT*detangle from the ends up and massage the product in your hair downward until the coils/curls begin to come together forming more definition. This will feel like massaging lotion into your skin until you can’t see it anymore.
Step 4. *THIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT* take a dime size of Crown Growth Oil (or Almond Edition) and apply it to your hair massaging it the same as in Step 3. This not only ensures even distribution but the friction also allows optimal product absorption (friction=heat=open cuticles). If your hair has a low porosity massaging is a crucial step.
Step 5. Separate section in two parts and begin your twist.
Repeat these steps until you have finished your entire head and allow to dry overnight or sit under hooded dryer (I recommend overnight dry). DO NOT unravel if you can still feel that they have not fully dried.
Alright to the fun part !
Step 1. Apply a small amount of Crown Growth Oil (or Almond Edition) to your twists (I just pour it in my palm and rub it down all of my twists together)
Step 2. Unravel the twists all over your head gently and carefully
Step 3. *ANOTHER IMPORTANT STEP* Take one subsection and turn it counterclockwise while unraveling. This will allow you to see the definition of the section and will help guide you on where to separate
Step 4. Separate from the ends and gently tug apart and don’t worry about volume yet, the pick will help with that.
Repeat for all subsections of your twists
Step 5. Take a wide tooth pick (I actually use a scalp massager because it’s wider and lifts easily) and pick/tease your have for the desired volum.
By now you’ll see really defined and juicy coils/curls all over the place. Usually my hair doesn’t ’settLe ’ into a fro until about 15 minutes after I pick it.
You are going to LOVE your results. Post a pic and tag us (@QueensMagicHair) in it so we can feature you on our site with your PERFECT TWISTOUT! Share and COMMENT below as well, until next time, peace and blessings…