Blog 23: The Twist Out: For Naturally Kinky, Curly, or Coily Hair

Step 1: Divide your hair into two sections. Starting from the hairline, part the hair all the way down the middle until you reach the nape of the neck.

Step 2: Co-wash hair with a deep condition, washing one side at a time. You want to make sure to massage the scalp as you cleanse your hair.

Step 3: After you have washed, completely rinse your hair. As you rinse the conditioner, grab one side of hair and begin to detangle with your fingers.( The force of the water stream mixed with the deep conditioner should make detangling easier on your roots)

Step 3: Allow the hair to dry for about 15 – 30 minutes. Use a paper towel or a microfiber towel from a beauty supply store to blot the excess moisture.

Step 4: Apply a leave-in cream ( like Neutrogena Silk Touch Leave-In Cream)

Step 4: Now for the twisting. Start with one half of your hair and grab a section to begin. These sections do not need to be parted perfectly!

Step 5: With hair in hand, spread this strand into two and repeatedly bring one strand over the other until you reach the very end of your hair.

          As you move from section to section, you should apply a type of seal to each strand so that the hair retains its moisture. Shea butter or coconut oil works as a great seal for our hair.

 Continue until you have a budding mane of about 6 – 10 twistees total

Step 6: Make sure the ends are secured with a little extra shea butter so that they won’t unravel while you sleep. Allow the hair to set overnight.

          For nighttime care, you will need a satin bonnet scarf to protect the hair while you get some much needed beauty rest. You can pick one up at the nearest Sally’s Beauty Supply store.

Step 7: Wake up and get ready !

          Before you start loosening the twists, whip out the shea butter or any other hair-friendly oil product. Apply the oil to each twist as you unravel. The oil will moisturize your hair for the day, plus it adds a little extra shine.

NOTE: No twist out is ever the same. So you may have some great days, and some not so great days. As a naturalist you have to be willing to go with the flow and embrace however you hair decides to cooperate on that day

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