I’m ready to spill the beans on how I make my twist outs last so long on my short, natural hair, but are you ready to receive this information without prejudice? Haaaaa! I legit need to know because what I’m about to tell you is going to truly blow your mind. By the way, that picture showcases DAY 4 HAIR! Yea, bomb right?
If you remember from my previous post, you know that I had to take a minute and thank God that this twist out didn’t turn out ratchet because… well… the twists were saying otherwise. Once I got my hair to look like above, I knew I had a full week ahead of me and needed my hair to look amazing. I worked out three of those days (head full of sweat might I add) and didn’t think to re-twist my hair to even cover it up for that matter. I literally did nothing to my hair… except this.
The only thing I managed to do was not cover it in the shower (still avoided the direct water flow) and on Day 4 used a little bit of the Shea Moisture JBCO Styling Lotion to moisturize my hair. After I worked that ever-so-lightly into my strands, I used a couple of pins to keep my part defined and what not… and that’s it. In this side by side comparison, you can see a slight difference in my hair. My twist out experienced a little shrinkage and lost a little definition, but other than that it held up quite nicely.
I don’t know what else to say about the styling/preservation process because this is my reality. I try to execute styles that I know don’t require a lot of manipulation as I have found that my hair loves to just “be”. Come to think about it, back in the day when I had more hair (read longer hair) and pineappled my twist out, I was practicing the same techniques. You can see how I kept my twist out for 5 days here.
How do you preserve your twist out on your natural hair? Do you re-twist every night or just sleep on it?