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Monday, October 20, 2014

HAIR WARS | The Twist Out: Dry VS Wet

HAIR WARS | The Twist Out: Dry VS Wet
I was inspired by Vlogger Bargain Princess to do my own hair battles and  "which side" or "style" wins based on the process and how much I liked the style. So I thought I start with one that all naturals would like to know: Is it better to do a wet or dry twist out? Hmm, let's find out!


****The end results are based off my own experience. Yours may differ...




First of all, I want to let you know the DO'S and DON'TS of having success with twist outs:
  1. Do detangle for less frizz
  2. Don't borrow hair from one section to another
  3. Do coil or use rollers on the ends for no-frayed ends
  4. Don't take out twists before they are dry
  5. Do be light on your products used in your hair. No lather or suds!

So here we go!


Products for twist out:
  • My moisturizing mist (1/2 water, 1/2 Aloe Vera Juice, 1tsp glycerin, 1tsp JBCO, 5 drops lavender essential oil)
  • Curl Enhancing Smoothie
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO)
  • Coconut Oil (EVCO)


The Wet Twist Out (WTO)

Setting The Style
  1. Start this style on freshly washed and damp hair. Section hair in four to six sections for easier setting for the style. Make sure your hair is detangled when working in each section
  2. Spray  moisturizing mist to make sure naps have that good-good for effective moisture
  3. In a big section, take a small section and used a dime size amount (no seriously, a dime size) and smoothed it on that section until the cream is not seen
  4. Braid at the root (maybe 3 passes) then begin twisting until about an inch to the end (I braid at the root so my roots won't dry puffy and won't be an overly puffy style)
  5. Get a dab of oil/cream and finger coil the ends until the ends are secure
  6. Do all over head until full of plump twists
  7. Choose to sit under a dryer or air dry overnight. Cover with a satin bonnet


Setting The Wet Twist Out

Taking Out The Twists Set
  1. Make sure the twists are completely dry (if not, tie your twists in a cute style and take down for the evening party session...now if it's a Monday, just take down for the next morning)
  2. If dry, use a bit of light oil to take down each twist (use oil so your hair won't be frizzy by the pads of your fingers)
  3. Once taken down, style your hair the way you see fit then TAKE A SELFIE!



The Chic Wet Twist Out


The Dry Twist Out (DTO)


Setting The Style
  1. Start this style on freshly washed and completely dry OR an old hairstyle (wash n go, old twist out, etc.). Section hair in sections for easier setting for the style. Make sure your hair is detangled when working in each section
  2. Spray moisturizing mist to make sure naps had that good-good for fusing in for moisture
  3. In a big section, take a small section and used a dime size amount (no seriously, a dime size) and smoothed it on that section until the cream is not seen
  4. Braid at the root (maybe 3 passes) then begin twisting until about an inch to the end (I braid at the root so my roots won't dry puffy and won't be an overly puffy style)
  5. Get a dab of oil/cream and finger coil the ends until the ends are secure
  6. Do all over head until full soft-looking twists
  7. Just place a bonnet over your hair. You hair will be dry by the next morning

Setting The Dry Twist Out

Taking Out The Set
  1. Use a bit of light oil to take down each twist (use oil so your hair won't be frizzy by the pads of your fingers
  2. Once taken down, style your hair the way you see fit then TAKE A SELFIE! Heck! TAKE TWO SELFIES!



The Fierce Dry Twist Out



HAIR WARS BEGINS!






Comparing The Set of Wet and Dry Twists

Comparing The Set of Wet and Dry Twists
Comparing The Set of Wet and Dry Twists
Comparing The Set of Wet and Dry Twists

Wet Twist Out:

I surely do love the definition of the WTO. My hair is not frizzy at all, even when I fluffed my hair. My hair feels plump and soft. I just love the look of my hair! Very elegant and chic...BUT my shrinkage is cray-cray short. I would like to have more of elongation to the style.  Also, as you can see...my WTO hardly lasts the entire day let alone trying to keep for the next few days. I'm also not one to manipulate my hair daily. After the WTO my hair ended up in a bun for the next few days.
Lovely Twist Out With Hump
...this makes me sad

Dry Twist Out:

I do love the elongation and the soft look of the DTO. My hair felt very soft to the touch and my hair was really bouncy (aka "blew in the wind")...BUT my hair also had frizz going on as well. I did not have a lot definition in my hair. It was wavy-looking instead of the defined look of the twist out. I also noticed that my hair was really dry before my work day was out and felt like it needed a whole bottle or two of moisturizing lotion. My hair only lasted for my work day.
Fierce Twist Out For Work
Not Too Bad, Not Too Bad






The winner of HAIR WARS! The Twist Out: Dry VS Wet IS:


THE DRY TWIST OUT!




Hey There! I'm Christina J. Welcome to Desire My Natural!
HAIR WARS | The Twist Out: Dry VS Wet

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Natural hair says: the twist out is a chic and elegant style for any occasion! You just have to know how to set the style properly and know how to rock it daily. Try different regimens and products to get that perfect twist out that suits you the best. I will suggest that when you do the twist out, start with damp hair to set your twists. Then band the twists with pony tail holders to stretch the twists even more. That way you would have a stretched style and flawless definition. Best of both worlds!


Always Desire Your Natural,



Christina J






*Soooo I'm not one to do very many twist outs because of the extra care needed to up keep this style and I'm more of a protective styling-kinda naturalista. But! I thought that I would do my out styles before the colder months blow my natural off my head. And this style is pretty fun to play with!

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