I know TWA’s can sometimes be a pain because there isn’t much you can do with them. It’s either twist-out or…twist-out. Yes, there are different versions of the look you can achieve, such as the three strand twist out, the braid-out, or even Bantu knot-outs. I’ve tried all of these, but the two and three-strand twist outs have to be my favorite looks to showcase. I’m going to show you all, step-by-step, how I get my best TWA twist-out.
P.S.- my hair has been growing like crazy so I had to share my extremely simple process because I’m no longer in the TWA club!
Step 1: Starting with freshly shampooed or co-washed curls, I part my hair into four even sections. The parts don’t have to be perfect at all. In fact, the messier the part is the less time you have to spend fluffing out your hair to get rid of those part lines the next day!
Step 2: I apply my leave-in and oil of choice, detangle and secure with a clip. I’ve used the LOC method for three years now and it provides my hair with the most moisture, ensuring that my curls are as defined as can be.
If you’re unaware of the LOC method, it stands for “leave-in”, “oil”, and “conditioner” (or twisting cream).
Step 3: Starting with one section, I begin two-strand twisting my hair with my product of choice. Before twisting, make sure to detangle your hair one more time with your Denman brush to clump your curls and add to your level of definition. I do this same method on the remaining three sections.
Step 4: This step is optional, but I like to “seal” my ends and rub castor oil throughout my head and twists.
Step 5: I cover my twists with a satin bonnet or scarf to protect from frizzing while I sleep.
The next day…
Step 6: I coat my hands with an oil of my choice and I being gently untwisting each twist, section by section. I begin untwisting from the middle of my twists to make sure I don’t cause any frizz on the ends of my hair.
Step 7: After every twist has been undone (I sometimes forget one or two), I begin lightly picking or “fluffing” the roots of my hair with a plastic pick.
Be careful not to over pick! I did this for months without even realizing. I’d just be disappointed in the fact that my curls weren’t as defined as they were when I first untwisted them. But I learned!
Fluffing your hair is optional as well, depending on how much volume you want to achieve. I love big hair and a little frizz, but I now know my limits with the pick. Check out the results!
Check out the results!
Featured image via: A Beautiful Mess