This post has been sponsored by SheaMoisture. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Outside of recipe requests, one of the most common inquiries I get from y’all is about hair. I’m a few years into my natural hair journey and have thankfully found the go-to products and processes that work for my hair and my schedule (wash days no longer take a whole day!). I’m excited to partner with one of my favorite hair and body care brands to bring you my tried & true tips twist out tips. Today, I’m taking you through my typical twist out routine and sharing some tricks and products that help make it easy.
Start by parting your hair in the direction you want it to fall then into sections. Larger sections will translate to more volume and less definition.
Tip: Clean, well-moisturized hair is easier to style. I tend to start my twist-outs on freshly-washed, deep-conditioned, air-dried hair. My deep conditioner of choice is SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Treatment Masque.
For flat twists, mist each section of hair until damp but not dripping wet as this contributes to a shorter dry time. Then I apply a curling gel or cream and twist away. SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle is one I recently tried after picking it up at Walmart.
Tip: For extra oomph, mist your hair with SheaMoisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist instead of just water. After wetting each section, add a curling product sparingly in order to encourage hold without creating buildup.
After all hair is twisted, let it dry. The longer the better as far as staying power and definition are concerned. I sometimes get away with keeping mine in for a few days with the tip below.
Tip: Do this step before bed for a popping twist out the next day OR throw on a satin scarf or cap so you can go about your business during dry time.
When it’s time for the “out” in twist-out, be gentle when untwisting your hair and don’t rush. This will help cut down on frizz.
Tip: Dip your fingertips in a lightweight oil before untwisting each flat twist and throughout this step. This also helps prevent frizz and will assist in preserving your style and adding shine. SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir is great for this step.
Insert a comb at the roots of your hair and pick or fluff upward to achieve your desired volume. This is one of my favorite parts of the twist out process!
Tip: I like to use the three-pronged pick end of a comb for this step. I pick mine up in a pack (you know which one I’m talking about) of combs along with my favorite SheaMoisture products at Walmart–to find your nearest Walmart, click here.
Keep in mind that I have thick, coarse, 4c hair and live in a humid climate! You can find YOUR Shea (aka which products work best for your hair type and needs) here. There’s a mobile rebate offer you can access once you find which Shea collection is right for you! Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for reading!