How to Create the Perfect Twist Out for Natural Hair

In today’s article, I’m going to show you how to create the perfect twist out for natural hair.

A twist out is a simple natural hair protective style that even beginners can master. You don’t need to be skilled at braiding or twisting to achieve this style.

Plus, the style is so versatile, you can customize it to any hair type, length, and desired look. 

It can also serve as a foundation for other natural hairstyles.

Twist outs do not only look great, they also help to protect your hair from moisture loss. With the right curly hair products and some inspiration, you can easily execute this versatile hairstyle for natural hair.

Before you get to twisting, there are two major things needed to get a smooth and defined twist out, and they are the right products and patience. 

There’s a bit of prep needed before you even get to twisting, but it’s nothing uncommon to what you’re likely already doing on wash day.

Keep reading to learn exactly how to create the perfect twist out for natural hair.

Step 1: Start With Freshly Washed And Detangled Hair

Shampoo and condition your hair, then use a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush to remove knots or tangles.

Step 2: Moisturize Your Hair

Apply a leave-in conditioner or curl cream to your hair to add moisture and definition. You can also use a styling gel or custard to help hold the twist out.

Step 3: Part and Section Your Hair 

Grab a comb or rattail comb to part your hair gently. Whether you pick a side or a middle part, it’s totally up to you!

After that, divide your hair into small sections, using clips or hair ties to keep each section separated. 

Note that the smaller the sections are, the more defined your twist-out will be.

Step 4: Twist The Hair

Take one section of hair and divide it into two equal parts. 

Twist the two parts around each other, starting at the roots and working your way down to the ends. Continue twisting until you reach the very end of the section of hair.

Repeat this step on all sections of your hair, making sure to twist in the same direction on each section.

Step 5: Dry Your Twists

Allow your hair to dry completely. 

You can either air dry or sit under a hooded dryer or bonnet dryer to speed up the drying process.

Step 6: Oil Hands And Gently Unravel Twists

Once your hair is completely dry, oil your fingers and gently unravel each twist, being careful not to disturb the curl pattern too much.

Then use your fingers to separate the curls and create more volume. 

You can also use a pick or wide-tooth comb to create more volume at the roots.

Step 7: Styling And Maintenance

Now, you can style your hair as desired. 

You can wear your twist out as is or pull it up into a ponytail or updo. 

To maintain your twist out though, cover your hair with a satin or silk scarf or bonnet at night to prevent frizz and preserve the curl pattern.

If you prefer a visual guide on how to do it, check out the video tutorial below, and we’ll see you next time!

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