Monday, March 24, 2014

TWIST OUT..MY STEP BY STEP ON MOISTURIZING AND PROLONGING



Greetings everyone!! Now I know everyone has their method of how they rock their twist out, but I wanted to share my step by step of how I achieve my twist out.

STEP 1: SELECT YOUR PRODUCTS OF 

CHOICE:

STEP 1: I use 2 products: a moisturizer (my Natty Moist or my Natty ACV Hair & Scalp Mist) and a sealant to LOCK in the moisture (my Natty Butter). Key note: In order to achieve a properly moisturized style, a water based product, such as a leave in conditioner, moisturizing styling cream, a moisturizing mist or plain water should be applied FIRST. Then in order to prevent the water from escaping, a butter or oil should be applied to seal/lock in the moisture.











STEP 2: WAYS TO ACHIEVE: 


ON DRY HAIR 

ON SLIGHTLY DAMP HAIR












ON WET HAIR

NOTE: if I am twisting on freshly washed hair, I place an old tshirt on my hair to absorb the excess water until my hair is about 75-80% dry. This ensures my twists will be thoroughly dry when I untwist. Using an old tshirt minimizes frizz and friction that comes when using bath towels. 



STEP 3: MOISTURIZE AND SEAL

Place hair into sections to make the process easier. Take a small, medium or large section of hair (depending on the size you want your twists to be) and apply a generous amount of your moisturizer. Then apply your sealant of choice to lock in the moisture. I prefer natural butters or natural pomades to help the hair not only lock in moisture but also clump the hair together to create a smooth twist and twist out. To achieve more defined roots, I will begin by braiding the top portion of the section then half way down begin twisting the remaining section.



STEP 4: THE METHOD

 I always make sure my hair is thoroughly moisturized so you may see some of the moisturizer on my twists as I'm twisting, which my hair will nicely absorb ensuring moisturized hair. I twist very tightly to create a sort of memory foam effect so when I untwist the curls are super defined and last for quite awhile. I make sure to MOISTURIZE my ends and edges especially to ensure they are healthy. I use the same moisture and seal technique on my ends and edges, that I use for my twists.

STEP 5: THE TAKE DOWN

Once my twists are completely dry, I apply a little Natty Butter or my pomade to my hands then proceed to unravel my twists. Applying the butter or pomade helps to minimize frizz and give hair a nice sheen.













STEP 6: Rock it out and Enjoy!









Key notes: I don't use a ton of products for any style. Understanding moisture is the key and making sure to seal/lock in the moisture with a butter oil or pomade. When the hair is properly moisturized, you may not have to remoisturize for a few days. For me, I do not have to moisturize my hair for 3-4 days. When I need to remoisturize, I will simply moisturize using the products mentioned above, seal in the moisture and retwist if needed. I never retwist each night and only do so when I need to remoisturize. If you feel you are still struggling with dry hair, check out my post on 'Dry Hair' to see what may be the cause. Remember, products alone do not help resolve dry hair, it takes a team of : healthy eating, good water intake, thoroughly clean hair and scalp, regular trimming, understanding your hair's porosity and other things combined to help combat dry hair issues.

At night, I simply pull my hair into a low bun and cover with a silk or satin scarf, pineapple (by placing all of my hair on top of my head into a very loose puff, or simply sleep on my satin scarf. Bunning my hair helps stretch the hair and keeps the hair less frizzy. 

As always, I hope this helps



4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing all of your steps your twists outs are always beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so ,much, Chan!! I hope this helps

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  2. I got my mega product order and doing my hair now. Seriously I want to eat that deep conditioner. I'm on your site now getting my tips. I'll post a pic to your Facebook page tomorrow!

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much, Ruth, for your support. I would love to see your pics!!!

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