cute twist out

Cleanse your hair as usual. Use your favorite shampoo to clean your hair.              Perform a deep condition on your hair. Be sure your hair is ready to style by fully conditioning it.

  • You may want to use a leave-in conditioner or other product that is specifically designed to deeply condition natural hair, or you can just use coconut oil.
  • Use a comb to work conditioner through hair and gently remove any tangles.
  • Dampen your hair. Your hair should be damp, but not wet, before styling. You may want to keep a spray bottle of water handy during styling to re-dampen hair as you progress.
    • Hair that is too wet will take longer to dry.
  • Hair that is too dry will not twist together properly.

Use a 2-strand twist technique to prepare for a twist-out. Be sure to twist in the direction of the hair’s natural curl: don’t fight nature! [2]

  • Within one of the sections, separate a small square of hair.
  • Divide the square into 2 strands and twist them around each other, allowing each strand to twist on itself as you twirl the strands together.
  • Repeat, dividing and twisting one square at a time until each section is fully twisted.
  • Allow the twists to set. Leave the 2-strand twist in at least one day, but up to three weeks.
    • You may want to mist the twists daily to maintain their appearance if you are leaving them in for an extended amount of time.
  • Rub coconut oil or another conditioner on your hands. Re-apply as-needed during the twist-out process. If hair seems dry or becomes tangled, massage with coconut oil to work the strands apart.

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If there is one afrotextured hairstyle that many love, it is hands down the twist out. The twist out style is several twists on wet or dry hair that can be worn as is, but adds length with texture when you take the twists out. The two-strand twist is the most common and the easiest to master.

picture showing a twist out style on natural hair.
a pose after a twist out….is it not adorable?

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