Monday, February 8, 2016

Birthday Hair: Super Defined Twistout

Hey ya'll! Sorry I've been leaving ya'll hanging for so long!  I want to get back into making regular updates, videos, and everything else this year.  And what better time to start than right now?

I just turned the big 3-0.  And my natural hair will be turning 10 years old in September! Where does the time go?

I wanted a well defined twistout with maximum definition for my big day so I took a few carefully calculated steps in order to achieve this:

Washed and conditioned my hair.

  These last few months I have fell in love with this stuff right here:

This Renpure Coconut Cream Conditioner is really good stuff. EXCELLENT for detangling and conditioning hair.

Twisted my hair while it was soaking wet or damp, never dry.

 That is the key to lock in the pattern of your hair while it is twisted.  I used a spray bottle to wet a section of hair that was almost dry before I got a chance to twist it.

Moisturized my hair and used a soft holding agent. 

For moisture I used my new buddy, Ampro's Curl Enhancer Gel Activator for Extra Dry Hair. 

This stuff is the best. It leaves my hair soft and shiny.  It also does a good job of giving my hair slip.

If you have been rocking with me for a while, then you know for the majority of my hair journey I have been singing the praises of Worlds of Curl Curl Activator gel.

 I prefer Ampro over WOC currently because of the slip.  I'll go into more details comparing the two at a later time.

 For hold I used Equate's Aloe After Sun Gel. Yep, straight from Wally World. It pairs really nicely with the Curl Enhancer and takes the shine to a whole new level.  The hold it gives my hair is very soft and not crunchy at all and absolutely no flakes.

I'm on day 3 of my twist out as I type and the definition is still out of this world.

While my hair was still damp, I first took an ample amount of the Curl Enhancer Gel and smoothed it on my hair.  I then applied an even greater amount of the Aloe Vera gel to my hair because I wanted a really strong hold.  As I neared the end of a twist (let's say 2 inches of hair left to twist), I stopped twisting my hair, and preceded to grab some more Aloe gel to ensure my ends were going to lock into place. 

Waited to unravel my hair once it was completely dry.

I wore my hair in the twists for two days before I unleashed my hair for the twist out. This guaranteed maximum hold.

Total time for twisting: 4-5 hours

Before I unraveled my twists, I applied a little jojoba and olive oil to my hair. Here is the result:

That's all I have for today. Stay tuned for how day 2 looked like along with tips on preserving your twist out.

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