There are plenty of natural hairstyles you can try to keep your hair looking great, but achieving the perfect twist out is at the top of our list of preferred styles. It’s easy to achieve, easy to maintain and you’re guaranteed to look and feel amazing.
Step one: Wash the hair
It’s always best to start with a clean scalp and hair. Also, the perfect twist out is achieved when the hair is wet. After cleansing the hair with a sulphate free shampoo of your choice, follow with a conditioner. A conditioner is an integral part of any haircare regimen because it moisturises, softens, and strengthens the hair, thus reducing breakage during styling.
Step two: Seal the moisture
On damp hair, seal moisture with an oil of your choice.
Step three: apply a twist defining creme and do two or three strand twists
The perfect twist out thrives on moisture and good hold. It’s vital that you apply a twist defining cream. This is probably the most important step because it’s what ensures your get defined curls.
I usually apply my curl defining cream as I section the hair for each two or three strand twist. I find that way I’m able to ensure that the product is evenly distributed and also I get the perfect curl throughout.
If the hair gets dry, spritz it with a water-based product before applying the curl defining product.
Step four: Allow to dry completely, untwist then style as desired
Don’t undo your twists until they have completely dried. If you’re keeping them overnight, make sure you sleep with a satin scarf to ensure that the moisture doesnt escape. Once they’ve dried, untwist then finger coil the hair.
- Earthy Healthy Hair butter, R180
- Mizani True Textures Curl Defining Pudding, R181
- ORS Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Crème R199
- Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, R159
- Native Child Twisting Gel, R39