By: Ijeoma Eboh
Do your twistouts come out shrunken, tangled or dry? Here’s a surefire way to have a beautifully laid twistout with definition, volume and bounce that will frame your face regardless of your hair length or texture!
1. Start With Dry Hair
Some of the reasons twistouts fail miserably is that they don’t fully dry, or they’re so short and shrunken that you spend time trying to elongate your hair during the takedown process, frizzing it up and destroying any definition you may have had.
By starting your twistout on dry, stretched hair, you ensure that your hair will have time to set, which means that separation will be easier and create less frizz. You also get less shrinkage! I like to braid my hair to stretch it, but you can use banding, threading or a blow-out to stretch it before prepping your twistout.
2. Use Hanging Bantu Knots
Hanging Bantu knots are just Bantu knots done on just the ends of your hair, so why are they so exciting and important? If you struggle with having your ends stay sealed or clump together when putting in your twists, “knotting” them will ensure that they curl up. Hanging Bantu knots will give your hair volume and shape, keep your ends sealed and protected, and improve the separation process. Listen — once you do them, you’ll never go back to doing twistouts without knotting your ends!
3. Use the Right Products
Gone are the days where you have to choose between moisturized hair and defined hair while doing your twistouts. Products from the Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco for Natural Hair line at Dollar General have ingredients that are both moisturizing AND defining. Use the Butterlicious Curls to remoisturize dampened hair, the Pudding Perfection or Twirling Custard to twist each section, and the 100% Argan Oil to seal everything in and help smooth during the takedown. If you want sleek edges, Perfect Edges is the bomb diggity!
Not only is the result a super defined twistout, but it lasts for DAYS without retwisting or remoisturizing! The combination of moisturizers, stylers, and an oil to seal everything in creates the optimal environment for a twistout — soft, bouncy, moveable and long-lasting kinks.
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