Although it's a play on lyrics (it's an oldie, YouTube it), the last time i actually did a twist out pre-braids was probably was last summer. Since i've been wearing my hair like this a lot since taking out my braids I thought i'd share with you how i do my twistout!
After my airdrying routine i flat-twist 5 sections of my hair; 2 flat twists across my hairline from my parting to my ear and 3 flat twists going straight back. I learnt how to flat twist on, you guessed it, YouTube. I actually find flat- twisting much easier to do than your standard cornrow. Mine are not perfect, but that doesn't matter to me as i still get my desired look when i take them out.
I lightly spritz my hair with water so that my hair will dry with the twist. I always set each flat twist with my foam rollers to make sure that my ends curled also. I put on my satin scarf and trot off to bed.
|Sometimes i roll up to my ear as shown in the left pic, |
or i will just do a slight curl
The next day i take out the twists one at a time with a little coconut oil, to tame any frizz.I also switch the direction of my parting. I found that doing this makes it look a bit more natural and the pattern of the twists more uniform. If my hair feels dry once I've taken out the flat- twist (which does happen occasionally) then I like to spritz it with a mix of conditioner and water. 'Works a treat!
If i find that by the end of the day, the twist out has lost its oomph then ill retwist in the pattern i explained above. If i feel that my flat-twist out could last another day then i will moisturise as normal before bed, do one loose twist and put on my satin scarf.
So that's my flat-twist out! Feel free to share how you do yours!