3c's What products do you use for your twists/braids outs??

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Hello again,


I wanted to try something different especially for the cold months.

I was wondering what products do you guys use to get a successful twist out or braid out result?? Leave-INs, creams, smoothies or what not?


Any suggestions are welcome!!
IF twists would stay in my hair, I would probably use shea moisture products like the masque or smoothie... because they work really well in my daughter's hair.BUT my twists just unravel. They fall right out. I don't get it. I'd need to use a rubber band on the end to keep them in and I don't want to do that.

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I do my twist/braids with the same products: elasta qp mango butter, herbal essence totally twisted gel, and scalp oil

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Still loving my curls and kinks!
Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
IF twists would stay in my hair, I would probably use shea moisture products like the masque or smoothie... because they work really well in my daughter's hair.BUT my twists just unravel. They fall right out. I don't get it. I'd need to use a rubber band on the end to keep them in and I don't want to do that.

On my EVO
Originally Posted by Kilajo
I know! It so weird how twists work for some people and some it doesnt....and they both have similar textures!! I trying to see if twists are for me or not...bc lately they have been a epic fail for me...i dont know if its products ...my hair or both lol. Oh well lol. Thanks for your response!
I do my twist/braids with the same products: elasta qp mango butter, herbal essence totally twisted gel, and scalp oil

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Originally Posted by Amazinnatural

Thanks for your advice! Besides the gel...does the mango butter hold your twists and seal the moisture??
I stopped doing wngs as soon as the cold weather arrived, but even when doing them, I did mine on a Sunday afternoon/evening and refreshed with a a little oil or butter throughout the week; I would get at least 5 day hair and I never had to reset or spritz my hair with water.

For my braidout & twistout styling I've used the following products as my styler: MJ Curly Merengue, MJ Curly Pudding and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. After discovering the SMCES I pretty much stopped using the MJ stylers. Surprisingly I also got great results using Kinky Curly Curling Custard.

For the fall/winter since I want to use a heavier moisture laden product I've been using the SMCES but this week I am going to try the As I Am Twist Defining Cream when I do my twistout..........maybe I will do a braidout since its been a minute since I did one of those.

I use my styler over my leave-in followed by coconut oil so for me the leave-in + coconut oil + styler yields great braidout and twistout results.

I do plan to experiment doing twistouts and braidouts using a Shea butter mix (awaiting my Butters n Bars order to arrive so I can get to my second attempt at a whipped shea mix). I pretty much always do wet braidouts/twistouts so I'm also going to try a dry braidout at some point.

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  • Cleanse: CD Monoi Repairing Shampoo, Soultanicals Honey I Shrunk the Frizz Poo Bar
  • Detangle/RO: Soultanicals Mango Dip Detangling Slip
  • LI: DB Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip
  • DC: Crece Pelo,MJ Super Sweetback
  • PT: CJ Repair Me,Smooth Naturals Strengthen
  • Style: CRN Aloe Whipped Butter Gel, CRN Almond Jai Twist Butter, WetLine Xtreme Gel,Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • Moisturize: DN Whipped Amla Frosting,CoN Argan Oil Perfect 7

Last edited by NYCgirl; 11-14-2011 at 07:36 AM.
I live in cold cold Motown, so I was searching for moisturizing products for wintertime twist/braid-outs. Last night I used Curl Junkie Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner as a leave-in, Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream for moisture, and FOTE Aloe Vera Gel for hold, and my braid-out is beautiful today. Next time I'll try KCCC for hold.

I want to try Qhemet's Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter as soon as I run out of BRBC. I used to use MJ Curly Pudding and received great results, but it wasn't moisturizing enough. Plus, I'm switching my products to natural ingredients. Good luck!
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3c, low porosity, course hair. Henna gal. BC'd 23 Oct 11.

Lowpoo: TJ's TTT, Terresessentials Lemon Hair Mud, CJ Daily Fix
CO: V05 MM Strawberries & Creme
Wash Out: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle & Rose
LI: Aussie Moist, CJ's Beauticurls
Stylers: Blue Ecostyler, KCCC, Aloe Vera Gel
Moisturizer: Shea Butter, Qhemet Biologics BRBC
I stopped doing wngs as soon as the cold weather arrived, but even when doing them, I did mine on a Sunday afternoon/evening and refreshed with a a little oil or butter throughout the week; I would get at least 5 day hair and I never had to reset or spritz my hair with water.

For my braidout & twistout styling I've used the following products as my styler: MJ Curly Merengue, MJ Curly Pudding and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. After discovering the SMCES I pretty much stopped using the MJ stylers. Surprisingly I also got great results using Kinky Curly Curling Custard.

For the fall/winter since I want to use a heavier moisture laden product I've been using the SMCES but this week I am going to try the As I Am Twist Defining Cream when I do my twistout..........maybe I will do a braidout since its been a minute since I did one of those.

I use my styler over my leave-in followed by coconut oil so for me the leave-in + coconut oil + styler yields great braidout and twistout results.

I do plan to experiment doing twistouts and braidouts using a Shea butter mix (awaiting my Butters n Bars order to arrive so I can get to my second attempt at a whipped shea mix). I pretty much always do wet braidouts/twistouts so I'm also going to try a dry braidout at some point.

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Originally Posted by NYCgirl
Thanks so much for the info! This is great!
I live in cold cold Motown, so I was searching for moisturizing products for wintertime twist/braid-outs. Last night I used Curl Junkie Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner as a leave-in, Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream for moisture, and FOTE Aloe Vera Gel for hold, and my braid-out is beautiful today. Next time I'll try KCCC for hold.

I want to try Qhemet's Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter as soon as I run out of BRBC. I used to use MJ Curly Pudding and received great results, but it wasn't moisturizing enough. Plus, I'm switching my products to natural ingredients. Good luck!
Originally Posted by NaturelleCurls

Omg thanks so much! Very imformative!
I find that braid outs work much better for hair that can't hold twists. I'm very basic when it comes to product. Conditioner(suave, Vo5) and maybe a dash of ecostyler or kccc if i want extra hold.
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I do my twist/braids with the same products: elasta qp mango butter, herbal essence totally twisted gel, and scalp oil

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Originally Posted by Amazinnatural

Thanks for your advice! Besides the gel...does the mango butter hold your twists and seal the moisture??
Originally Posted by CourtyCourt
The gel doesn't flake and it provides a soft yet firm hold, non the less elasta qp mango butter does hold my twist very well and seal in moisture. I love using these products together because it keeps my hair very soft and are great stylers!

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Still loving my curls and kinks!
Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
Flaxseed Gel + Oyin Handmade Shine and Define


I also love Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue but use it once in a blue
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Niké (Nee-Kay)

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Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
I do always first use a leave in, espectular if styling on wet hair. i twist/braid with kccc, komaza coconut hair pudding or aloe vera.
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Curly Beautys
I use the same thing for twists and braids..
a leave in and sealant.. sometimes the leave in is a lightweight conditioner like curl junkie smoothing or beauticurls, devacurl one condition then when it gets colder or I need more moisture I use a heavier one like curl junkie deep fix.. but I usually get the same results.

For a sealant I use an oil or butter depending, that affects my moisture retention more than definition though.
If you are worried about definition I think its more important to do them on wet/damp hair and take them out when theyre completely dry [they will frizz out and become less defined if not].. and that usually locks the style well enough for me!
dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

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