MANE Events – Longevity of the Twist Out

Day 5 Twist Out
Day 1 Twist Out

Flat curls, matted curls… I remember the trials and tribulations of trying to maintain a twist out.  I had absolutely no clue on how to keep it looking fresh the next day, so I thought my only option was to twist it EVERY NIGHT!  That was tiresome and also unnecessary.  Through trial and error, I devised a way to keep my hair looking nice and neat, even after a tug-o-war session with my sheets at night.  The picture to the left was taken five days ago when I recorded my “Signature Twist Out” video.  The picture on the right is from today.  Now I know you are wondering “how in the WORLD did you keep your twist out looking so fresh?”  Well, I’ve come to share my secret…

Pineapple Method for Keeping a Fresh Twist Out
 
It’s simple – Pineapple #nokevinhart

At night, I loosely secure my hair in a high pony puff (above bottom left) with a loose ponytail holder.  I then wrap it with a satin scarf (above top left).  Sometimes, I negate to use the scarf (or it comes off at night), but all of that is solved with my satin pillow.  In the morning, I remove the scarf and pony puff, shake my hair down, and go (above right)!  As days elapse, I may have to use my hands more in my head to direct the placement of my curls, but it’s nothing drastic.  I haven’t had to use any additional products, but I know if I wanted to keep it for another couple of days I would need to. I was going to try to keep it for seven days, but my scalp is screaming otherwise.  Had I started this twist out on freshly washed hair, I’m more than confident that I could easily go seven days, if not more.  I guess this twist out is a protective style in itself… <3

Day 2 Twist Out
Day 3 Twist Out
Day 3 Twist Out
Day 4 Twist Out

Day 4 Twist Out

Day 5 Twist Out

  • Londongirly

    I love your blog! I’m transitioning and planning to BC next month, thanks for the tips 🙂

  • AnointedRockstar

    So what about someone who has shorter hair than yours and can’t get it up in a pineapple as yet? What else do you recommend?