Natural Hair

How To Make Your Twist-Out Last

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A good twist out isn’t too difficult, but making it last longer than a day or so can be a challenge. With the right amount of moisture and drying time a long lasting twist out can be easily achieved. Just follow these steps to give your twist out the perfect shine and flow. 

How to make your Twist Out last

How to make your Twist Out last

1. Let your twists stay around for a while

Instead of re-twisting your hair every night try to leave it in for a while if your style isn’t time sensitive. Even if it’s a few days or two weeks with the proper moisture you can wear a twisted up-do, cute mini-twists, and several creative other twist related styles. This will serve as a protective style and also enhance the twist definition when undone.

2. Apply the right amount of moisture

Along with water, make sure to add oil, conditioner, and other products that’ll keep your hair moisturized. Your hair will need moisture to stay strong and give your hair the right amount of flow when the twists are finally undone. If you’re wearing your hair in twists for a few days before you untwist keep adding moisture to the twists each day.

3. Use a paraben and sulfate-free gel

To avoid frizz and keep your twist-out looking amazing when its time to come undone, try adding an extra kick of gel or custard. Make sure you choose the right product that won’t leave your hair feeling crunchy and brittle. While you’re twisting your hair add some natural gel and oil to define your curls even more.

4.Allow your hair enough time to dry

Twist out’s tend to look better when you add some moisture, but whether you decide to twist up completely drenched or partially wet hair it’s important to give yourself time to dry. Drying time depends on hair density, length, and hair type. Only you know exactly how long you’ll need for your hair to dry completely. Some hair will only be completely dry overnight if the twists are partially wet, but not soaking.

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  • Reply
    April 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    very helpful , thank you.

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    April 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I can’t figure out how to do the flat twist no matter how many times I try

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    April 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I used to have a curly hair, but I last all my curls now I really don’t know what to do with my straight hair anymore .

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    Belinda R. Hicks
    April 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I thank God you have this input for everybody to get a better understand about natural hair do’s and don’t. As the season changes my hair have a little more breakage. So I will be using a Cowash shampoo by Pantene. I also have salt n pepper hair, so I add shimmering light to bring out my gray so it will shine. I’m going to twist my hair very soon. Once again thanks for good guidance. Keep on doing what you do for the Lord, and you have a blessing to His whole wide world ~ Halleluer!!!

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    Vickey Guinyard
    March 31, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    What product should I use this would be for my grand child

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      Leah Thomas
      March 31, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      You want to use an all natural product that does not have sulfates or other harsh chemicals. You can buy organic Coconut oil from the grocery store and use this on damp hair while twisting. Natural products with Shea butter also work wonders!

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    karen morris
    March 31, 2015 at 7:46 am

    What brand of gel do you suggest. I have fine hair

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      Leah Thomas
      March 31, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      You want to use a gel that has enough hold, but is not filled with harsh chemicals. Avoid gels with sulfates, parabens, ect. You can find amazing natural gels online and at natural food/supplies stores like Whole Foods.

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    Rhonda Howell
    March 31, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Very helpful tips for me and my 3yr old

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    Yola Hardy
    March 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I want to curious about twist hair .

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    Shirley Drakeford
    March 30, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    No comment yet .

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    Carolyn Blakeney
    March 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I’d like to learn more ways to wear natural hair styles.

    • Reply
      Leah Thomas
      March 31, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      There will be new posts soon on other great natural hairstyles. Just check in with and follow her on facebook for updates. 🙂

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    francine lewis
    March 30, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks. I’ll look into this.

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    Kim Cook
    March 30, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Good info!

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    March 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    So for my hair I have all natural thick hair and I was wondering how would I twist my hair.

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      Leah Thomas
      March 31, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Some people with long and thick hair prefer doing chunky flat twists instead of individual twists. This will save you time and ultimately give you better definition. Flat twisting is much easier than braiding hair and you start with two sections and gradually add hair to both twists as you go along. Just make sure you have a lot of clips to pin back your hair so it won’t get in the way as you work.

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    March 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Trying to go natural again, I could use some help.

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      Leah Thomas
      March 31, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      What are some of the things you’re struggling with?

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    March 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I love this style

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