After applying the products and my hair is not soaking wet anymore, I start twisting my curls. I have the Curl Maker on my fingertips for a bit of the shaping effect.
Creating a twist-out usually requires quite the time investment to make sure it is pretty--and frizz-free.
Of course, we can keep telling ourselves that having frizz is part of having curly hair--but who says we can't prolong the frizz-free days? The answer is: Yes, we can! However, we need to do the twist-outs in the right way directly after the washing routine. Besides, we need to make sure that we maintain the style by following some simple steps.
Your hair's ability to absorb moisture is what determines its hair porosity. Knowing this will facilitate the process of twisting your curls. For high porosity hair, moisture absorbs quickly, but leaves your hair rapidly as well. Therefore, you need to use good sealants in order to maintain your hair frizz-free. When you have low porosity hair, it is more difficult to absorb moisture and retain it.
I have medium porosity hair, which means it takes somewhat more time for my hair to absorb moisture. When my curls are soaking wet, I am less successful during the twisting process.
First, apply a leave-in conditioner, then cream, followed by a sealant. Some curlies choose the LCO Method for this, but I prefer to replace the last step with my Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker practicing the LCJ Method, as it provides more frizz-control.
After applying the products and my hair is not soaking wet anymore, I start twisting my curls. I have a bit of the Curl Maker on my fingertips for a bit of a shaping effect.
When the twist-out reaches its final days...
In order to prevent the moisture from escaping your hair, you can do a couple of things.
1. Remember to sleep with a satin bonnet or pillowcase. Harsh cotton dries out your hair, opening the outer layers and letting moisture escape more easily.
2. Cover your hair when showering. The steam of the hot shower melts the products that are penetrated into your hair and therefore it leaves your hair. Consequently, your hair becomes dry and frizzy. When living in a humid and cold environment, it is essential to cover your hair when leaving a building. Cold air lifts the outer cuticle of your hair. When entering a warm environment, the hair product melts more quickly and leaves your strands. Thus, your hair becomes dry and frizzy.
3. If spritzing water leads to frizz, apply a jelly or custard to your hair and re-twist them tight enough.