Share your twist out routine(HELP!)

Ok, i know how to make a twist, but i'm really confused as to how i go about it, so i have some questions for anyone that does twists or twist outs, and would love to hear you guys' regimes for twist outs/

1. What type of part do i make, and how wide?

2. What is the best size to make a twist?

3. What product should i use? A butter, oil or gel?

4. How do i keep my roots sleek?

5. Do you air dry, or use a bonnet dryer?

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Last edited by chicacanela; 09-03-2008 at 05:55 PM. Reason: forgot!
I do twists purely for twist-outs. By NO MEANS would I ever wear those things in public, lol. I don't make parts...i just grab chunks of hair and go for it. They are by no means neat.

1. I divide my hair in half, and divide each half into two. I end up with 4 chunks...I do 5 fat twists in each of the 4 chunks- 20 total. I start at the back on the right and work my way up.

2. For a fluffy yet defined twist-out, I grab a substantial amount of hair. 20 twists really isn't alot. My twists are very fat and I have to secure the top with a clip so they don't unravel (thanks Empressri). This keeps the roots smooth and frizz free.

3. I use a mix of Jessicurl WDT+Devacare One C- not much of either, but enough to coat the strands.

4. See number 2

I airdry over night and take them down in the morning (the twists are usually in for about 12 hours). The twist-out would last a week...but the ends get dry after day 3.

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Last edited by curlynikki; 09-03-2008 at 06:02 PM.
1. What type of part do i make, and how wide? I make them small, the section of hair I use is maybe the width of a nickle, sometimes a little bigger than a dime. I just part it with my fingers.

2. What is the best size to make a twist? Whatever you like. Different sized twists create a different look, imo. I have my different types of twist outs in my blog if you want to take a look.

3. What product should i use? A butter, oil or gel? I use a butter and maybe a gel (usually just aloe vera).

4. How do i keep my roots sleek? I don't usually have trouble with my roots, but I have heard of people braiding the roots and that keeps them from puffing.

5. Do you air dry, or use a bonnet dryer? I air dry.

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Thank you so much kitathena!!That braiding suggestion at the top is genius!

And curlynikki you are a godsend! that technique actually sounds like something my hairstyle-challenged behind could do. i didn't even think of making 4 sections, in fact i didn't think it would work! I don't want too much definition so 20 twists sounds great.


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2. What is the best size to make a twist? Whatever you like. Different sized twists create a different look, imo. I have my different types of twist outs in my blog if you want to take a look.


I love your blog.. i cant wait for more postings and your twist-outs are amazing!
1. What type of part do i make, and how wide?

I don't necessarily part, unless sectioning off hair and/or parting another section/row that's going to be twisted. I typically do four sections and then part again when getting ready to do individual pieces/twists. I don't worry about the neatness of the parts since my scalp is generally covered.

2. What is the best size to make a twist?
This depends on what type of twist out you want. If you want a twist out that will be similar to a shake n go(sorta), then smaller twists. Or if you want a longer-lasting twist out. This also applies if you want a more defined twist-out. The larger the twists, the fuller and less defined the twist out will be.

3. What product should i use? A butter, oil or gel?

Depends on what you want. I use a cream sometimes. Other times, I use a gel. You won't know which you prefer until you try them both out. Better to do it that way anyway. But I always use a leave in underneath.

4. How do i keep my roots sleek?

The roots won't always be sleek(this has alot to do with your natural texture), but smoothing each piece twisted using a boar brush helps.Twisting close to the root can also helps in keeping the roots looking smooth, as well as tying a scarf over your twists at night.

5. Do you air dry, or use a bonnet dryer?

I air-dry. Never used a bonnet dryer or a hooded one. I could, though. But I just prefer using no heat.



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Thank you eccentric kurlz! your hair is amazing. My hair seems to like creams, so that is another option.

I had a quick question for you since you don't use bonnet dryers, how do you dt? I was under the impression that you needed one for a treatment to really penetrate, and i'm hoping this isnt true
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Awesome thread! In addition to these questions, I wonder how every1 manages to make their twistouts last so long...do you sleep on your hands @ night or does it have a lot to do with the products you put on the hair?
I use a satin bonnet EVERY night. Without it, there's no telling what I'd look like in the morning.
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This is a really good thread, 'cause I always jack up my twist... lol.
I def twist while dry and add mousse, twist and roll the end. (this seems to work for me).
I do part and I notice that the small the pieces of hair the more define the twist, bigger the piece of hair less definition I will get.
CurlyNikki--I DO ACTUALLY GO OUT IN PUBLIC WITH MINE lol... I will pull them back in a pony tail or something. I can wear mine for at least a week, then I will twist out for the weekend. My way for low manipulation. But, if I do a twist out, it is definitely a weekend thing at most. My hair is a live and it seems to tangle if I lay on it... so weird.
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Thank you eccentric kurlz! your hair is amazing. My hair seems to like creams, so that is another option.

I had a quick question for you since you don't use bonnet dryers, how do you dt? I was under the impression that you needed one for a treatment to really penetrate, and i'm hoping this isnt true
Originally Posted by chicacanela

I always wondered this as well...
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Last edited by Karua12; 09-05-2008 at 12:24 AM.
I don't use a bonnet dry anymore to DT. I felt like the dry, blowing heat was defeating my purpose. I bought a 14 dollar Micro Heat Cap from Curl Mart. The heat, to me, seems more gentle. You just heat the hat up for 60 seconds and place it on your head. It stays warm for around 20-30 minutes.
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I used to have the worst twist out before NC.com. I didn't know what I was doing, lol.

1. What type of part do i make, and how wide?

I section the sides, 2 in back and 2 on top. W/ in each section I usually do 3/4 twists.

2. What is the best size to make a twist?

ITA w/ eccentric. Smaller twists equal longer lasting, better definition. Thicker= longer, fuller

3. What product should i use? A butter, oil or gel?

Everything in my signature (leave in) - generously so that it lasts a week. As CN says they become dry on Day 3 and I simply add more qhemet thru out.

4. How do i keep my roots sleek?

I clip top and bottom for better definition

5. Do you air dry, or use a bonnet dryer?

Air dry, usually there in for 12 hours.

I use a silicone swim cap for my DT's ( body heat works very well)
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I use a satin bonnet EVERY night. Without it, there's no telling what I'd look like in the morning.
Originally Posted by curlynikki
ME TOO! IVE ALSO STARTED TO RE PLAIT MY HAIR JUST THE TOP LAYER AND I MADE IT FROM MONDAY-FRIDAY WITH JUST UN PLAITING AND FLUFFING



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This is a really good thread, 'cause I always jack up my twist... lol.
I def twist while dry and add mousse, twist and roll the end. (this seems to work for me).
I do part and I notice that the small the pieces of hair the more define the twist, bigger the piece of hair less definition I will get.
CurlyNikki--I DO ACTUALLY GO OUT IN PUBLIC WITH MINE lol... I will pull them back in a pony tail or something. I can wear mine for at least a week, then I will twist out for the weekend. My way for low manipulation. But, if I do a twist out, it is definitely a weekend thing at most. My hair is a live and it seems to tangle if I lay on it... so weird.
Originally Posted by KinkyCurlyCool
KCC, your twists are so cute!

Thank you eccentric kurlz! your hair is amazing. My hair seems to like creams, so that is another option.

I had a quick question for you since you don't use bonnet dryers, how do you dt? I was under the impression that you needed one for a treatment to really penetrate, and i'm hoping this isnt true
Originally Posted by chicacanela
I don't do a DT wtih a dryer either. If I don't do one over night, sometimes I just put on a plastic cap and then a warm towel over for about 45 minutes to an hour.

I use a satin bonnet EVERY night. Without it, there's no telling what I'd look like in the morning.
Originally Posted by curlynikki
I usually use a bonnet too. With a twist out, in order to get it to last, I tie it down with a satin scarf, or else my hair has a party at night lol.

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Thank god i have like 3 jumbo satin bonnets. my favorite one is stay on satin, it is really gentle, and with a soft cloth around the elastic so that it prevents rubbing and breakage. and it does stay on!

sigh, i am really beginning to think i need this bonnet dryer thing. i had one that i used years ago, but my mother always ribbed me about looking like "something that crawled out of an air-duct in the starship enterprise".
nice. lol. but i love the thought of being able to walk around with it!

absolutely beautiful kinkycurlycool!!!

amaralice and curly nikki- what type of clips do you use for the roots?(and ends). do you use the metal duckbill clips? how big are they?
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1. What type of part do i make, and how wide?
I actually do my twists the "missjessies" suggested way. http://missjessies.com/twist101.htm I start from the back and part from left to right. Then I create 3-5 twists per part/section, depending on how big or small I want my twists to come out. Each part is about 1/2 to 1 inch apart. But now I think I'm going to do the curlynikki suggestion..YAY.

2. What is the best size to make a twist?

ITA w/ the majority. Smaller twists equal longer lasting, better definition. Thicker= longer, fuller

3. What product should i use? A butter, oil or gel?

Since I have such a coarse texture, I use curls milkshake as a leave in, a big dollop of miss jessies baby buttercreme smooth all over and THEN miss jessies curly meringue on each piece that I am twisting. I know this seems a lot but I have VERY DRY/VERY COARSE hair. This triple-team-threat of creamy moisture products keeps my hair touchable soft all week.

Each morning I spritz with a kenra conditioner/curls milkshake/water solution and rub a nickel size amount of baby buttercreme over my hair to repoof out my hair and keep it moisturized.

4. How do i keep my roots sleek?

Some mentioned using a brush or something. I comb through each piece w/the curly meringue and twist from root to tip. Somehow the roots end up being straight.


5. Do you air dry, or use a bonnet dryer?
I use a bonnet dryer for 20-30 minutes to get the majority of the water out. Then let the rest air dry. If I have all day, I will let my hair completely air dry. My hair comes out softer when I don't use a dryer. I use the Carel soft bonnet dryer. http://www.sallybeauty.com/soft-bonn...efault,pd.html

To make my twists last all week, I pin my hair down with bobbi pins (maybe 10-15) at night to prevent my tossing and turning from messing the twists up. I also sleep with that friggin bonnet. I will have soft touchable, fresh looking twists all week.
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I use a satin bonnet EVERY night. Without it, there's no telling what I'd look like in the morning.
Originally Posted by curlynikki
ME TOO! IVE ALSO STARTED TO RE PLAIT MY HAIR JUST THE TOP LAYER AND I MADE IT FROM MONDAY-FRIDAY WITH JUST UN PLAITING AND FLUFFING
Originally Posted by kd
KD,

I also divide my hair into big sections and plait them every night. I've found that the plaiting helps with the shrinkage and gives me back my length. by the end of the week my curls are well-defined and well-stretched.
amaralice and curly nikki- what type of clips do you use for the roots?(and ends). do you use the metal duckbill clips? how big are they?
Originally Posted by chicacanela

I use the pin curl clips. They come 10/12 in a pack. They're small. I think the duckbills are larger (2 inches or more).
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