The natural hair community loves the Twist Out! For as much as it is praised for its versatility, it is also one of the most mysterious of the hairstyles. Why? Because it requires a secret weapon that no one has told you about… until now.
Moisture is the key to getting the perfect twist out for naturally curly and textured hair!
No matter if you two-strand, Bantu, or flexi-rod those curls, you will always and forever need moisture to get the perfect twist out. That is why you need to know these 3 products by Design Essentials, each of which contains the emollients your curls need to be soft, smooth, free from frizz, and prepped for styling.
You have the right tools. Learn how to use them with the following blueprint for twist out success!
3 Steps to Get the Perfect Twist Out
Step 1 – Clean curls + Healthy scalp
Activated by water and your fingertips, the Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash will help you maintain a healthy scalp which is the base you need to start with for the perfect twist out. This an emollient-rich cleanser that thoroughly removes product buildup from naturally curly and textured hair. It will also moisturize your hair with avocado and sweet almond oils while saving you up to 30 minutes of detangling and styling time.
BONUS: Proper detangling takes practice and a gentle touch. Follow along with the ladies of NaturallyCurly.com in the video below on any given wash day!
Step 2 – Hydration + easy styling
Now that your curls are clean, detangled, and moisturized, you will need to add hydration properties to set your two-strand or flat twists. That’s why the hydrating styler Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Curling Crème is perfect for naturally curly hair.
Since curls are prone to frizz, especially in humid climates, it is important to set your twists with this creme. It is formulated with humectants such as glycerin and propylene glycol – both of which will attract water to your curls to keep them thoroughly hydrated all day, no matter the weather.
To reap the most benefit, apply equal amounts of the Almond & Avocado Curling Crème to sectioned hair. Moving from section to section, set your curls into twists or flexi-rod sets. Depending on your personal preference, you can set your hair into tried and true two-strand twists, flat twists, or Bantu knots. For inspiration, watch how easy it is to twist your curls for the perfect twist out.
You’re all twisted up and ready to go! For curlies that have the time (and patience”>, let the twists air dry. If you need a cute look sooner than later, set your twists with a diffuser.
BONUS: For a twist out that lasts past the second day, let the twists air dry and rock them either as is or under a scarf/wig/cute hat because the longer the twists stay in, the longer your twist out will last!
Step 3 – Defined Curls with a Twist!
One of the top concerns for those of us with naturally curly and textured hair is even after all the hard work of cleansing and setting, we only get lackluster styles devoid of shine and luminosity. That’s a thing of the past, especially for those with highly textured hair.
The Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Curl Control & Shine Mist works overtime for all texture types to provide frizz protection and natural sheen to curls. If you’re on the less textured end of the spectrum, you will benefit from the mist post-twist out by simply spraying this formula onto your style-set, dry curls.
For those with more texture, you will benefit from adding the Almond & Avocado Curl Control & Shine Mist to Step 2 (see above”> of your styling routine! To get the shine your texture needs, add the mist before twist-setting your curls!
Your perfect twist out is one moisture-boost away!
When you want a stylish ‘do that is also healthy for your curls, Design Essentials has the moisture-rich, super hydrating hair care products and stylers you need.
You can find these Design Essentials products at Sally Beauty.
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