People often ask me how I achieve my twist outs and/or what products I use. I literally never know what to say to them besides use coconut oil! We all know that coconut oil could cure the common cold, nourish your dry skin and be used for cooking all at the same time. lol.
*confession time: Honestly…I use whatever is under the sink (which is A LOT) and I tend to forget what I mixed to get my style*
So, for 2k16 I will make a vow to document the products I used so that I will know what to tell people! lol. I have already done so for my first two twists outs of this year (I know, we’re only 3 weeks in. I had a New Year hairstyle fail) that I will talk about today!
My first one was a result of a #FAILED bantu knot out. I thought about sharing the pictures, but I was playing in make-up right before attempting to take my hair down sooooo…imma say no. *I adjusted the pictures so I could share them. Seeing my hair a mess is enough….my face was not worth the further humiliation. lol*
HOW, SWAY?! How? How? How? The knots were PERFECT!
As an attempt to look presentable on the first day of the year, I did my go-to twist out. For the knot out I used Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding and Olive Oils twist and lock gel to hold it. Since I just *styled* my hair all I needed to do was re-wet and twist it up! I only took a few pictures (very odd because i’m selfie queen) and have added them below:
I did these twists at my normal size which is small enough to untwist them and look like the above picture. Unfortunately I did not take any other photos with this style. It was probably because I did a middle part and realized that one side of my hair was longer than the other. Side parts for 2k16!
For the next twist out I used the following products:
-Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme as a base
-EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to seal
-Eden’s Curl Defining Creme for the styler
-Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink curl elongating gel to hold
I tried to do chunky twists with these products, but they just ended up being medium sized twists. smh. lol. I didn’t get a picture of the actual twists, but I did capture my hair everyday.
I simply untwisted my hair once.
As soon as I got home from church I re-twisted my hair so you can see about how big the original twists were. Not big at all. lol.
This is freshly un-twisted in the morning. I separated my hair this day.
This is a few hours into the day.
By this time my hair is usually really frizzy with little to no definition, but this time I tried re-twisting my hair almost every night. I didn’t re-twist it for this day or the next and you can tell by my roots. lol
Again, I did not re-twist the night before and that caused my hair to be kind of dry. I ended up having to re-hydrate it with water which caused major shrinkage and major frizz.
I washed my hair on day 6 and prepared for a protective style, but if I would have kept my hair in state then I probably would have had to go to a puff the next day. After I encounter major frizz like above, the style doesn’t usually last much longer. Also, I have started to put flat twists along my edges because I am trying to grow them back from the tightness of braids and other styles. I’m not sure if that will help, but we will see!
*remember to Trust the Process.