….well not really that new, new to my hair routine that is! I started to feel like my twist-outs were looking kind of weird, to me, in the front parts of my hair. It’s probably something only I really noticed but I just feel like they were really chunky and looked too intentional (if that makes sense).
Also, I tend to always part my hair the same and place my twists in the same positions so it was almost like my hair is got used to it. It just made it look…blah. I really would prefer my hair to look more “less intentional” so I was researching on how other naturals do their twist-outs, like how they part their hair or if there was some technique that I wasn’t aware of, something! lol
I started skimming back through Naptural85′s youtube videos, which I love because her texture is similar to mine and her tutorials are always so unique, simple and easy, and there it was…..her Twist-Out Method 101 tutorial video! I had seen it before but didn’t pay much mind to it since my twists weren’t a concern back then.
I embedded the video below so you can watch the pro do it. In short, she sections her hair and then does a re-mix of flat twists to create already separated twists. So in essence, you don’t have to really separate your twisted sections once you untwist them—they’re already separated! This REALLY helps reduce the frizz that can be created when you are separating the twists and helps retain the curl pattern. Less manipulation. It really helps break the monotony I was experiencing with my twists in the front of my head.
So I just adopted her method and adjusted it to my needs, my main concern was the front of my hair so I only do the semi-flat twist thingys in the front. I am no where NEAR a good at doing flat twists in general, I don’t think I could ever attempt to wear mine outside the house (they look that bad lol), I need a LOT more practice to be able to….anyway, for the purpose of a twist-OUT, I can manage because they don’t need to be neat or uniform to achieve a perfectly imperfect twist-out!
I try not to section my hair in the same place (helps reduce hair thinning as well) but in this instance, the pic below shows how my twisted sections look like close up. I started at the top of my head and twist down towards my forehead. This way, my hair falls better than if I were to start from my forehead and twist back.
The pic below shows how I sectioned it from the top. I opted for an off-center side part. I believe there were 3 “flat-twisted” sections in the front and then 2 on the top. I don’t always do each section as “long” I could break these sections in half and still get great results. My thing is to switch it up to break up the monotony and not let my hair get used to how it is sectioned so that it will fall better (I hope I am making sense -.-)
The pic below is of an untwisted section. Each piece of hair added to the “flat-twist” will end up as its own separate piece when you untwist it so you have to be a bit strategic about how big or small you want to pieces to be.
So if any of that made sense….your hair will look something like this!
You can see the curls are more piece-y and don’t look so intentional because they aren’t following the same ole pattern of single twists. It looks more like my hair pattern grows this way.
From now on, I plan on doing my twists like this all the time so you’ll be able to see more pics of this method. I did this in my WonderCurl product experience post in case you missed it and Girl Behind the Curl Jennifer does this for her twists…go figure because her twists look amazing every day.
—-Do any of you swear by this twist out method!?