A twist out was the first natural style I ever attempted. I like them b/c they are a go to style in a pinch, they stretch your hair, and you can evolve it into other styles. I’m more of a wash and go kind of girl now but I still love a good twist out.
Over the years I have realized I can’t set my twist on wet hair. I’ve tried and failed. Wet sets just don’t work for me. My hair is too thick, it takes way too long for the twist to dry even with minimal product.
Theres a big difference in texture when I set my twists after a cowash and when I wait until the next night to allow my hair to dry out a little. Here let me show you:
Nope! The minute I walk outside this happens:
Does it look horrible? Nah, it doesn’t look that bad. But it is not defined. It looks more like a wash and go gone array. It definitely wouldn’t survive more than a day.
My twist outs come out the best when I cowash my hair the night before wear my hair in a bun or something low-key that day, and set my twist at night before bed. To set my twist on dry hair, I just slightly mist my hair with water from a spray bottle, add some raw Shea butter to each section and twist it up. The next morning I undo the twist. I don’t separate them. I let the ever present South Carolina humidity do that part for me. After a few hours it’ll look like this:
A lot more defined and I can get about 2-3 days out of the style with proper upkeep (doing a pineapple -a loose high pony tail- before bed and sleeping in a satin scarf). It will also continue to expand as the days go by. By day three it is disrespectfully big, which I love!
If you are like me and have a hard time getting good lasting twist out results on a wet set, try this method. ❤ Ash