Tip Tuesday : : Perfecting a Twist-out! Tip #5

Tip Tuesday : : Perfecting a Twist-out! Tip #5
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Ok so you know I was lying when I said I would have a hair tip EVERY Tuesday right?! lol I knew I’d end up eating my words lol sorry!! And how the HECK is it already OCTOBER!?

Anywho, here’s the latest tip on how to perfect your twist outs. Oh and in case you missed them, here are the last 4:

5 : : Avoid Water based products

I know this sounds kind of backwards right? Avoid water but our hair needs moisture?!  Well, water based products definitely have their benefits BUT remember, frizz is caused by moisture ((water)) and the point is to reduce frizz if you want your twists last longer and look neater.

The thing with water-based products, and when I say products, I mean whatever you apply when you’re setting your twists, is that your hair and the product MUST dry COMPLETELY before you attempt to un-twist. This is especially important if you live in humid climates since the moisture in the air will “activate” the water-based product making your hair moist again and result in frizz. Try sticking with oil/butter based products if your goal is longevity!

***SIDE BAR: This tip MAY apply to products containing humectants…for some people. I say this because aloe vera is a humectant BUT I get THE best twist-outs when I use products that contain aloe. But those products are still not water based, they are oil based. So maybe the combo of aloe and the oil/butter sort of “cancels” out the frizz? I am not sure and it could just be me but I figured I’d put that out there ;o)

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  1. I need as many tips as I can get. I cut my hair in May and have been trying to figure out how to maximize my curl without damaging it. So glad I found these tips Tuesdays. {found you through Bloggers Like Me}