Friday, November 4, 2011

How to do a Twist-Out

I have another video for you all!

After I posted a pic on facebook of V's Twist-Out I had a few questions from people about how to do a this is for you!

In the video I do not really talk about the longevity of a Twist-Out, so let me address that here.

In our experience we have never had V wear a Twist-Out for more than a day. Often we will take out a hairstyle the day before we plan to wash her hair and restyle it, so the Twist-Out is just sort of the first step in that process - her hair looks cute and we are getting a jump start on hair day!

V's Twist Out at the end of a long day.  Much less defined than when we first took them out as you can see in the video.

Because we don't use a lot of gel in our styles and I don't use any kind of setting or curling cream her Twist-Out's loose definition by the end of the first day. Each of the little sections start to puff out and expand. We also don't take any special care to preserve the style over night, other than the sleep cap she always wears. BUT if you wanted to try to preserve a Twist-Out you could either loosely band the hair in sections of maybe very loosely braid the hair in big sections over night, and don't forget a sleep cap or scarf! The next day you can than either lightly spritz and scrunch the hair, or put a bit of oil on your fingers and run it over the curls.

As the Twist-Out looses definition it will start to look more like a chunky afro which is also a really cute look and fun style! So I would say you could go with a Twist-Out for several days to a week, just realize it is going to loose definition and change it's look as time goes by.

Unfortunately, when Miss V wears styles like this she tends to get a lot of attention that she seems uncomfortable with. She is used to people commenting and raving over her beautiful hair, and when she wears big puffs she gets a lot of attention too, all of which she enjoys. But for some reason the Twist-Out (which is usually pretty big and fluffy) seems to elicit stupid comments like, "wow, look at your crazy hair" or "wild hair" "or something similarly negative in feeling no matter how nicely a person seems to say it. So I think if we ever do a Twist-Out for more than one day, we would pull it back into pigtails or something.

This is V's hair after a Braid-Out.  I guess it is big and wild, but Adorable!

Have a LOVELY day!


  1. Thanks for the tutorials. V. is adorable. I can't believe you kiss up on her between each step. :)

  2. I love her twist and braid-out! Too bad she gets negative comments whenever she wears them :( I think they look beautiful!

  3. I get negative comments too like," you need a relaxer" or " you should let me put a relaxer in your hair". Tell Miss V that after my big chop, I was confused about how to care for my hair and was ready to get another relaxer when I stumbled upon your crisscross braids video, and after seeing her gorgeous hair I decided to keep my hair natural. That was 3 years ago and I'm still natural. So if anyone says her looks wilds, tell her to say " YEAH WILDLY GORGEOUS!"

  4. @annalynn - thank you so much for sharing this! We are so glad that you have enjoyed your natural hair :)

  5. @Precious @ - you know it is weird because the comments are exactly negative, it is just the look they get on their face that says they have never seen such big beautiful hair before and they can't figure out WHAT to say about it! I think sometimes people feel really stupid after they realize what they have just said.

  6. I just did this to my gal C this morning for our family pictures. Put a cute head band in it. so adorable. thanks for great tips

  7. Those "Wild and crazy" comments really bother me. I have boys but they wear their hair long-ish to show off their gorgeous curls, and I hate the idea that because their hair is there in all its natural (though very much styled) mixed-race glory, it's somehow "wild" or "animal-like." Esp when those comments come from white folks.


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