How to do a Sexy Twist Out on Natural Hair
How to do a Twist Out on Natural Hair Introduction
Doing a twist out on natural hair is not hard. There are a few techniques that make a great twist out, but once you get the basics down there is nothing to it. Once you learn the foundations, you can tweak what you have learned, and add to it. You never know, you could make it better. With that said, let's get started.
Make Your Own Hair Product from Scratch
Twist Out on Natural Hair Technique #1--Make Sure You Have the Right Product for Your Hair
Natural hair can be 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 is good for moisturizing your hair. I cannot stress enough how the right product for your hair can do wonders. If you want a product that does not have bad ingredients for your hair, does not leave build up, keeps your hair soft, and enables your hairstyles to come out flawlessly, you are going to have to do one of two things: do some deep research on the best natural hair products, or make your own hair product from scratch.
I recommend you learn how to make your own hair products if you haven't already. A great product can have your twist out come out fierce. Secondly, If you have not washed your hair in a while (for example, if you have not washed your hair in a week), I suggest you co-wash it.
Co-Wash Your Hair
Twist Out on Natural Hair Technique #2 -- Make Sure Your Hair is Clean
Co-washing is when you wash your hair with a conditioner. If you want your hairstyles to last, and to be super fresh, it is best to have clean hair.
However, if you have just co-washed your hair, or if you are planning on co-washing your hair before you do your twist out, be sure your hair is either dry or damp. You do not want to do a "twist out on natural hair" that is wet. 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. However, if you try to do a twist out on wet hair, it may take a while before your hair sets.
Question: 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 bigger wavier hair, than you will part your hair into bigger sections. If you want a curlier more refined twist out, then you will twist 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 want a curlier refined twist out but bigger, then follow the method of the curlier more refined twist out above. This time, instead of splitting them into twos, split or separate them into threes and fours.
Your next thought may 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.
Tip: If you know you want a bang, strategically part and twist your hair where you want your bang, or concentrate on making twists in the area you want the most emphasis. In short, literally make a bang of two strand twists across your forehead.
Twist Outs Done with Smaller Twist and Then separated
Let's Get Started
Now that your hair is either damp or dry, begin parting your hair into sections. For a sexy "twist out on natural hair" part your hair into four or six big sections, or just part as you go. If you want a wavy twist out, part out a nice sizable piece of hair, if you want a curlier twist out, part out a smaller section of hair. Once you have determined the size of your twist, take the section of hair you have chosen, and separate them into two strands:
1) Apply product on hair starting from the end of the hair to the scalp. (Just dipping your fingers in your product will be enough.)
2) Grasp each strand at the top close to your scalp.
3) Begin twisting them around one another keeping a hold of one strand with your pointer finger and your thumb.
4) One hand holds the strand firmly with the pointer finger and thumb while rolling and twisting it at the same time, the other hand delivers the other strand to the other hand once it is done twisting the other strand.
5) Repeat. Basically, with the two strands, you are twirling or twisting one strand as you are wrapping it around the other strand, and then doing the same thing to the other strand.
6) Keep doing this and remember to twist the two strands around each other as firmly as possible. The firmer, the tighter and better your "twist out on natural hair" will be.
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