If you’ve been rocking with me since inception, you’ll remember one of my first posts ever – my signature twist out. Though times, products, hair color and hair lengths have changed, this curly twist out on natural hair still remains the same (plus the video needed an updated version – trust me, it’s rough)! Here’s how I complete it these days:
Giovanni Direct Leave-In
BeeMine Deja’s Hair Milk
Once hair was washed, deep conditioned, and t-shirt dried I applied a Giovanni Direct Leave-In and my hair was ready for styling (you can learn more about my regimen here).
I started at the nape of my neck, created a horizontal part that would allow for me to install medium sized twists. On each section, I applied a little BeeMine Deja’s Hair Milk, detangled with the Tangle Teezer, and twisted it. When I finished the twist, I installed a perm rod.
In this instance, perm rod size matters. I used smaller rods in the back for a tighter curl to give the illusion of shorter hair in the back. I used larger perm rods near the front and crown of my hair for a fuller curl and a more voluminous look. You can read this post to learn more about perm rods.
Once my hair was completely dry (or simply the next day), I took down rods, took apart of the twists, separated each section and used a pick and my fingers to fluff my roots. In this instance, I opted to not use heat to stretch out my roots but this is a route that I often take when my hair is freshly washed just for extra length in the crown.
Here is a picture of the style using only two rod sizes:
To Preserve the Style
I started with freshly washed hair for this style, but you can also complete this style on dry hair – it’s really your preference.
For preservation, I do one of two things: nothing at all or twist. This is with no twisting:
There is a lack of true definition, but the style is still awesome! You can learn more about my methods on how to preserve a twist out here. Need more inspiration? This is how I preserved my signature twist out for five days with no twisting!
When I do twist this style for refreshing, I detangle each section, apply a little product or spritz with water ONLY if necessary, twist and rod. The results are more voluminous the next day than the day before as seen in these images here:
I wore this style the whole time I was in Tokyo, Japan as it is a VERY EASY travel style! It can even be done on shorter hair (check out how to execute on short natural hair here).
What is your signature style?