When it comes to styling my hair, my #1 go-to is always a twist-out! Many of you have asked me how I do my twist-outs and what products I use so I’m going to share my routine! Throughout the years, my routine has changed many times (and it most likely will change again haha) but I’ll share with you how I do my current twist-out routine.
If you’re coming from Instagram, I’m going to be going over the steps I did in the IGTV video I posted of me doing my twist-out. Check it out on my page if you haven’t watched it yet 😉
So before I start my twist-out, I make sure my hair is thoroughly cleansed. Currently, I don’t have a go-to shampoo/condition that I’m consistently using. I’m starting to become a product junkie again so I’ve been experimenting with different brands/products haha. The shampoo/conditioner I used to wash my hair for the video was from the Pattern Beauty line by Tracee Ellis Ross! I’m going to be writing a blog post giving my review on the products I’ve used from the line so look out for that 😊
The tools I use for my twist-out (besides my hands haha) include:
- Spray Bottle
- Pattern Beauty Shower Brush
- Blow Dryer
- Hair Pick
- Hair Clips
- Hair Tie
I currently use six styling products for my routine in this order:
- Pattern Beauty Leave-In Conditioner
- Fro Butter with Emu Oil for Hair Growth
- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
- Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly
- Aussie Curl Defining Oil
- Eco Styler Gel
For more information about some of the products on this list, check out this blog post:
Now here’s where the real fun begins ➰
- I start off by sectioning my hair in half, using my clips. I then take one of the sections and part a smaller section of it to start my twist-out.
- Then I take my spray bottle and add a little more water to my hair for extra moisture.
- Next, I apply the Pattern Beauty Leave-In Conditioner. This will lock in the moisture from the spray bottle and add additional moisture. (We love a hydrated twist out) Plus it does a great job at defining your curls!
- The Fro Butter is a new product I recently added to my routine. I originally was looking for emu oil for my eyebrows because it stimulates hair growth lol but I came across this product instead. I haven’t seen any growth yet, but I’ve only used it in my routine three times lol (I’ll keep you updated).
- I then apply the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I’ve been using this product for years and my curls love it! It’s definitely a thicker product (I was a little heavy-handed with the product in the video haha) but it’s definitely a highly recommended product from myself.
- The last product I apply before I start twisting is the Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly. This will lock everything in! And it smells amazingggg!
- Now it’s time to apply the twist! I section my hair in half and twist my hair all the way down to the ends. I usually apply more gel towards the bottom so the ends are defined. I repeat steps 1-7 until all the twists are complete.
- I apply about 7-9 twists on each side of my head having a total anywhere from 14-18 twists.
Now that all of the twists are applied, I let my hair dry for a few hours so it can soak up all the products. Here are a few ways I dry my hair:
- Airdry – If I’m not planning on going anywhere for the rest of the day or for a while, I usually let my hair air dry for a few hours. This method doesn’t manipulate or disturb your hair at all so your curls will dry naturally.
- Overnight – Most of the time when I do my twist out routine, I’m going to bed right after because once the twists are in, I’m in for the night haha. I usually put my headwrap on and a bonnet on top of that to secure the twists. The next morning, I wake up and my hair is usually dry.
- Blow Dryer – If I am in a rush after I apply my twists to my hair, I grab my handy dandy blow dryer and get to work lol. I try to make sure my hair is 80% dry before I unravel the twists. I then dry my hair even more with the blow dryer to make sure my hair is mostly dry. This method can cause frizz but with frizz comes volume and I’m here for that haha.
Now that my hair is dry, it’s time for the big unraveling!
Before I unravel my twists, I apply the Aussie Curl Defining Oil to each twist. I then take more of the oil and rub it on the tips of my fingers so when I’m unraveling, the strands will get some shine and moisture!
First I unravel each strand in half. I like my natural curl pattern more than the twist-out pattern, so I go back to each twist and separate them even more until I’m satisfied with the look of it. After I finish, I grab my hair pic and pick out my hair from the roots all over my head so my hair blends together and until you can’t see the parts of each twist.
I then tie my hair up in a pineapple to let my hair stretch out. I usually leave it up between 5-15 minutes.
While my hair is up stretching in a pineapple, I take this time to do my edges! I use Eco Styler Gel and a toothbrush to apply my edges.
The Big Finish
After my edges are finished, I take my hair down and fluff /pic my hair out into my desired shape. Then voila! My twist out is complete!!
I hope this tutorial is helpful to you guys when you are doing your own twists-outs! If you have any questions for me, please feel free to leave a comment below 😊