A couple of days ago my very good friend Victoria wanted to try doing a twist-out on her hair! I was pretty excited as I have actually never done a twist-out as a style on myself (yet!) or on anyone else. Here's how we did it!
Victoria first washed and conditioned her hair. She borrowed my bands to stretch out her hair for the next morning. Check out my post on banding here.
Her hair was very well stretched after banding. I sectioned her hair into five and applied a very little amount of water and some Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles to each section for moisture and hold.
Here is her freshly moisturized, banded hair. She has never relaxed her hair and is fully natural, but she has some very straight ends from thermally straightening her hair for years. She wanted me to give her a little trim so I did! It was a great opportunity to trim since her hair was banded and stretched out.
I took off about 1/2 an inch from the ends.
Her ends were looking much better! Now her hair was moisturized, trimmed, and ready to style!
I gave her an off-centered part. This is how the twist-out would fall.
Starting from the bottom, I parted a horizontal section and made a flat twist across the section. I continued to do this until I reached the part in the front of her hair.
You can see that we were not going for neatness, as she did not plan to wear her hair out while it was twisted.
The arrow shows where the part was. I made a horizontal part that connected to this part, and flat-twisted across.
With the last, very front section, I made a flat twist going in the opposite direction of the other twists, so that the front of the hair would fall in this direction.
She covered her hair with a scarf and wore the scarf for the rest of the day, and at night.
The next morning I simply unraveled the flat twists.
She loves her twist-out!!