Some days you want really defined curls and others, stretched a fluffy fits the bill. For the latter, I like to do the semi-dry twist out. I also like to do this hairstyle if I have to refresh my style because it enables me to have a dry and set twist out by morning without the annoying wet hair at night—really, who likes to sleep with wet hair? I envy the women who can wet set their hair and have dry, set curls morning. I am not one of them, so this is why this semi-dry twist out technique comes in handy for me.
Tools and Products
*Start with deep conditioned hair with a little conditioner left in.
- Wrap your hair in a microfiber towel in order to soak up the excess water and stretch the hair a bit.
- Air-dry until hair is 80% dry. Make sure it is not completely dry, otherwise it wont set as sleek.
- Separate your hair into four sections and apply As I Am Twist Defining Cream or a little bit of conditioner in each section.
- Twists eight sections in the back.
- Flat twist four sections in the front (two on each side). It is difficult for me to get decent twist outs when flat twisting the back sections of my hair because it is very thick so that is why opt to twist instead of flat twist the back.
- Wrap a perm rod at the end to keep each twist as tight as possible.
- Sleep with twists in place overnight on satin pillowcase or wrap a silk scarf around my head.
- Lightly oil each twist in the morning and gently undo.
- Fluff, shake, and finger comb for your ideal look.
If your flat twists come out great, you can flat twist the back sections on your hair in 4-6 sections. This would create more goddess-like, wavy curls.
So, there you have it! One of my quick overnight styles, perfect for the working woman who wants to come home after a long day, set, sleep, and wake up with beautiful hair.
Do you prefer wet, dry, or damp twist outs?