A favorite go-to style for many natural women is the twist-out. I am no exception. I rock a very defined, shrunken twist-out, while others prefer a loose, large twist-out. For work, I think the former works great. Here is my hair care regimen to get twist-outs like the ones you see in these pictures.
Step 1: Wash hair with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butte Moisture Retention Shampoo
Step 2: Deep condition hair with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
Step 3: Detangle hair while conditioner is in. Separate hair into sections, working from the tip to the root, detangling. Do not start from the root. If you want to use the conditioner as a leave-in, go to Step 5. If you want to rinse it out, go to Step 4.
Step 4: Rinse out conditioner, and apply your daily moisturizer, curl definer, etc. Begin twisting hair while wet or damp.
Step 5: Begin parting hair at the back of head. Part into sections about 2 finger-widths wide, or about 1.5 inches wide. While you are parting, make sure to apply moisturizer. I use a homemade whipped shea-butter based recipe (which I will post later) on my scalp and on the hair strands.
Step 6: Make your way from the bottom of the head to the top of the head.
Step 7: When you get to your ears, part from one ear to the other. You are now going to change the direction of your parts, so that you start from the front of your head and go to the new part (stop at your ears). *It’s easiest to start at the side and not top of your head.
Step 8: Finish remaining twists, and wear for 2-3 days. This will allow the hair to dry and establish the desired tight curl pattern.
Step 9: Starting at the back of your head, begin unraveling twists at the root and slowly pull your finger down the twist.
Step 10: Ready for work! *But make sure to sleep on a satin pillowcase or wear a satin scarf at night.
Can you tell in which pictures I was rocking the smaller versus larger twists before taking them out?