I tried the 2 strand twist out - Disaster

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I am laughing at myself. I watched a few youTube videos and thought I had it down. I woke up, oiled my hands with jojoba and carefully undid my twists. I didn't like it. It looked great on top but my spirals at the bottom went flat even with curlers on the ends. I don't have a pic because I had to quickly put my hair back in a bun. I used to do the braid out when I was younger and that looked similar. I guess I love the spiral curly wash-n-go on my hair better.

With all that said, Big kudos to those who make the two strand twist out and all twist outs, look awesome.
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A LOT of hair styling techniques are skills. You get better at skills with practice. My first attempt at a flat twist was a failure too! One important thing is to wait until the hair is absolutely bone dry before removing the twists. It can only get better from here. I am sure other ladies can help you more though.
Good luck

PS Everyone doesn't have spirally curly natural hair
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Last edited by dixygirl; 05-05-2014 at 09:57 AM.
My first attempt at pin curls & Bantu knots were disasters too. What has helped me with the 2 strand twist is to put perm (flexi) rods on the ends & to use a light oil (coconut)or the Shea moisture curl milk or smoothie to take them down with. If you use the perm rods, spritz your head lightly with water then take off the perm rods. Then use the oil, milk, or smoothie to take down the twist. The finish off with the Shea moisture curl mist. Voila. Hope this helps.
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Curlicious I am confused. I can not wet a set after it is dry or it causes it to revert like I did not do anything or did not just sit under a dryer for an hour setting in the curl. Then you wet it and take all that away??
NO, there is no point in waiting until it is totally dry if you are going to wet it before take down. NO.
loosen it up with oil on the hands

PS That is like rolling your hair on rollers, sitting under the dryer and then standing in the shower with the rollers on and then taking them out . No no no

Last edited by dixygirl; 05-05-2014 at 11:29 AM.
Just mist. Spray the air above your head & let the mist fall. Don't soak it,
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I personally will not do that. I think any amount of water is unwanted on a fresh set. Just my opinion. I do not want it even slightly messed up by reversion after spending all that time getting a perfect set. Then again, I am one who suffers from my hair getting dripping wet in the least bit of heat from perspiration. So I know first hand many times over how water can destroy hair sets.

Last edited by dixygirl; 05-05-2014 at 04:57 PM.
A LOT of hair styling techniques are skills. You get better at skills with practice. My first attempt at a flat twist was a failure too! One important thing is to wait until the hair is absolutely bone dry before removing the twists. It can only get better from here. I am sure other ladies can help you more though.
Good luck

PS Everyone doesn't have spirally curly natural hair
Originally Posted by dixygirl
Thank you for the reassurance but yeah, I know technique takes time to perfect. I just don't like how it came out on my ends. It was more work than my wash and go. I'm all about low maintenance and lazy hair.

LOL @ your P.S. I am very aware that everyone does not have spirally curls. I get reminded everyday at work and by random strangers.
Kosher Curls
mostly 3b curls
Low Porosity
fine, medium, coarse
medium to high density
Products: Giovanni direct leave in and olive or argan oil eco styler.

LONG: 10"+ (armpit to waist length)
My first attempt at pin curls & Bantu knots were disasters too. What has helped me with the 2 strand twist is to put perm (flexi) rods on the ends & to use a light oil (coconut)or the Shea moisture curl milk or smoothie to take them down with. If you use the perm rods, spritz your head lightly with water then take off the perm rods. Then use the oil, milk, or smoothie to take down the twist. The finish off with the Shea moisture curl mist. Voila. Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by curlicious13
Thanks for the advice. I used the flexirod on the ends and I had leave in, gel and jojoba oil on my hair. I guess I just didn't care for it on me. It looks great on other hair types and pros.
Kosher Curls
mostly 3b curls
Low Porosity
fine, medium, coarse
medium to high density
Products: Giovanni direct leave in and olive or argan oil eco styler.

LONG: 10"+ (armpit to waist length)

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