How to Do a Sexy Twist-Out on Natural Hair
Doing a twist-out on natural hair is not hard. There are a few different techniques that make a great twist-out. Once you have the basics down, it's quite simple, and you can tweak what you have learned to fit your personal style. You never know, you could make it better. With that said, let's get started on the technique I use for my hair.
Properly Moisturize Your Hair
Natural hair is more manageable if the hair is kept moisturized. Therefore, before you start your twist-out, make sure you have a product that you like, and that's good for your hair.
I cannot stress enough how the right product can do wonders. If you want to keep your hair soft and have your hairstyles look flawless, you're going to want a product that doesn't have harsh ingredients or leave build-up. The best way to achieve this is to either research the best natural hair products or make your own products from scratch.
I recommend you learn how to make your own hair products if you haven't already. A great product can make your twist-out fierce.
Preparing Your Hair
If you have not washed your hair in a while (more than a week), I suggest you co-wash it before beginning a twist-out. Co-washing is when you wash your hair with a conditioner instead of shampoo. If you want your hairstyles to last, and to be super fresh, it is best to start with clean hair.
If you are planning on co-washing your hair before you do your twist-out, be sure your hair is either damp or dry when you start. You do not want to do a twist-out on natural hair that is wet. If you do try to do a twist-out on wet hair, it will take a while for your hair to set.
Personally, I like to wait until my hair is damp. If you wait until your hair is damp or dry, then your hair will set faster.
Tip for Creating Bangs
Strategically part and twist your hair where you want your bangs.
What Kind of Twist-Out Do You Want?
Do you want a big wavy twist-out, a curlier more refined twist-out, or a curlier refined twist-out that is big? If you prefer a bigger, wavier twist-out, then you'll need to part your hair in large sections. If you want a curlier, more refined twist-out, then you will part your hair into small sections.
You can leave them as is once you untwist them, or you can take each strand, and split it into two. If you want a curlier refined twist-out but bigger, then follow the method of the curlier more refined twist-out above, but instead of splitting them into twos, split them into threes or fours.
Your next question might be, "I wonder how many twists?" How many twists are up to you, it is your preference. Just remember, the bigger the twists, the wavier and bigger the hair. The smaller the twists, the curlier and more refined. Also, think about concentrating on making twists in the areas where you want the most emphasis.
- Begin parting your hair into sections when your hair is either damp or dry. You can part your hair into however many sections you want, or you can just part as you go. If you want a wavy twist-out, part your hair into large sections. If you want a curlier twist-out, part your hair into smaller sections.
- Take the section of hair you'd like to start with and separate it into two strands.
- Apply product to each strand starting from the ends and working up to the scalp. (Just dipping your fingers in your product will be enough.)
- Grasp each strand at the top close to your scalp.
- Hold each strand between your pointer finger and your thumb. Begin twisting them around one another. You're basically twirling or twisting one strand as you are wrapping it around the other strand.
- Keep doing this, and remember to twist the two strands around each other as firmly as possible. The firmer the twist, the tighter your hair will be.
- Repeat with each section of hair until all of your hair is twisted.
- Let dry.
- Untwist each coil and separate to fluff and style.