Acquiring a really great twist out is truly an art. The secrets basically lay in your technique and what products you use. Here are some other tips to help you get a perfect twist out.
You need to start with hair that is freshly clean and well conditioned. An excess amount of build-up in your hair can make your twist out heavy and not well formed.
When you are setting up your twists, your hair needs to be very well moisturized so your twist out is not frizzy. Use castor oil or coconut oil for best results, but if these are not available, any decent quality oil will do. It’s best to moisturize your hair when it is wet; the water is actually doing the moisturizing, the oil’s job is to lock the moisture in.
When your hair is all prepared, give it a mist with some water, section it off into sections and detangle each section with your fingers or with a wide toothed comb. If you have a good brush, like a Denman, brush each section for smoother twists. Apply a leave-in conditioner to each section. Re-twist each section before moving to the next one.
Now that your hair is moisturized and has conditioner in it, create smaller twists in each section. It’s important to start each twist as close to the root as you can and twist all the way down to the tips of your hair. If you feel that you need to tie the ends, you’re not twisting down far enough. The larger the twist, the larger your curls will be when you take them down. Apply more product if you need to. Also, try twisting your hair in the opposite direction that the way it grows for more crisp results.
Allow your hair to dry completely before unraveling your twists to avoid fizziness. When you go to sleep, wear a satin scarf on your head, and if your hair is long, consider making more large twists before you wrap your hair up. These tips will surely help you on your way to getting a perfect twist out.