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twist out drama

cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
i'll try posting here-no one's on the 4b board.....


AM SO FRUSTRUATED. I transitioned for a year. BC in January 05 and have from 4-8 inches of natural 4b/4a(front) hair. Well I transitioned with the twistout style. I love that style-but with all natural hair, the ends are not defined and curly. I use shea/kemi butter with unpetroleum or a humectant pomade to seal the ends.Any tips out there?

I've done on dry and wet hair-no difference
IN HIM

Michele

transition journey began 3/04
chemical free journey began 1/05 with BC AT 2-4 INCHES
as of August 6-10inches..making progress

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  • AnoxiaAnoxia Posts: 64Registered Users
    You last cut was Jan? I know if my ends are split then my twist out will look straight and frizzy on the ends. You might need a trim. That's what I did anyway.
    Transition: May 03
    Bc'd on Feb 14, 2004
    Length: 8 - 10'
    Type: THICK curly/coily/wavy
    GOAL: Healthy Bra Strap Length
    HG: (I'm going to step out on a limb here and say...) Smooth N Shine Curl Activator & Fantasia IC w/ Sparklites
  • niclarniclar Posts: 110Registered Users
    twistouts in my experience are more defined when I use a gel. just a moisturizer will make it more bushy or frizzy which i dont mind if thats the look i going for. For a defined look I do my twist out with 6 to 8 flattwists going back( like cornrows)...I use sebastion wet liquid gel and it keeps it defined. when dry I take it out,very slowy as not to disturb the pattern..
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    Natural 4a/some 4b type hair, Thin, cottony coffee straw coils

    Thought I found my HG (KKCC)..its good but Im sure there's better:wink:

    Curls Milkshake current leave in, Fantasia IC w/Olive Oil gel for smoothing/shine, Curls Goddess Glaze for Twist/Braid outs.
  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    THanks,

    I've done atleast 3 trims since Jan.

    I will try the products after a while........I have to go through all that I have now..........
    IN HIM

    Michele

    transition journey began 3/04
    chemical free journey began 1/05 with BC AT 2-4 INCHES
    as of August 6-10inches..making progress
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Work with damp, not dry hair.
  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    It's too tight when twisted wet, I dont like it.Thanks though!
    IN HIM

    Michele

    transition journey began 3/04
    chemical free journey began 1/05 with BC AT 2-4 INCHES
    as of August 6-10inches..making progress
  • bubbles76bubbles76 Posts: 288Registered Users
    Instead of braiding or twisting your hair all the way down, leave about 1 inch loose at the end and roll the ends with perm rods or small rollers. You can use several braids per roller. You can use a cream, styling foam, setting lotion, or a little bit of a light gel, like Qhemet Biologics Honey Bush Tea Gel or Aura Hypoallergenic Gel. That will make it curl up on the end.
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  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    It hit me that I used to do that-but I never saw anyone do it with natural hair-I will try and we will see.Thanks for the reminder!
    IN HIM

    Michele

    transition journey began 3/04
    chemical free journey began 1/05 with BC AT 2-4 INCHES
    as of August 6-10inches..making progress