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The Bomb Twistout!

AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
Hola curlies!

So, I've always been apprehensive about wearing twists because I didn't think my hair was long enough to look right. But I wore them for three days last week (sorry no pics :( )and got rave reviews so now that it's starting to get warmer, instead of opting for a wash and go like I used to, I'm going to consider wearing twists. It's a lot less work and my hair is unbelievably soft (which surprises me because the water at school is ridiculously hard).

But you all know what a good set of twists brings: a BOMB twistout! Twistouts show the length of my hair a lot more than a wash and go does. Observe:

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It doesn't look as chunky as I'd like it to look...in fact, it just makes my curls bigger. But this is by far my favorite natural hairstyle. To keep my twists looking fresh, at night I spray them with water and Rosemary EO, twist in the direction I want them to hang and then tie it down with a silk scarf. In the morning, I undo them, let the breeze ruffle my hair while I'm driving to campus and then wa-la! A cute twistout!

The only drawback: People wanna dig all in my hair. lol

Just felt like sharing :D
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  • runrunrunnerrunrunrunner Posts: 196Registered Users
    i dig it!

    beautiful twistout!

    i think i'm going to pm you for your password! i'd like to see more of your wonderful hair!

    <3
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Too cute!

    Too bad you didn't take any pics of the twists. Woulda loved to see how they came out.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
    More twistout pics!

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  • DocDoc Posts: 367Registered Users
    simply gorgeous! :D
    Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!
  • CurlyLdyDTCurlyLdyDT Posts: 72Registered Users
    Oh my! You are gorgeous! And so is your hair!
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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    Super cute!
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    ooh it looks so pretty!
  • ms.gms.g Posts: 173Registered Users
    wow! thats gorgeous! :D
    all natural.

    my head is full of naps, coils, kinks and thickness. :)

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  • babyphat21babyphat21 Posts: 124Registered Users
    Wow you are skilled. I love it! It *almost* looks like a good weave... (that's a compliment! :P)
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  • Miss DoglaMiss Dogla Posts: 102Registered Users
    Ooooh nice!! Really cute style!
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  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    this is one of the best twistouts ive seen i'm experimenting with my method right now so i have a few questions

    -what products did you use
    -how many twists did you put in
    -did you twist while wet or dry
    -did you apply product while wet or dry???

    it looks beautiful
    violently happy
  • AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
    lalapixie wrote:
    this is one of the best twistouts ive seen i'm experimenting with my method right now so i have a few questions

    -what products did you use
    -how many twists did you put in
    -did you twist while wet or dry
    -did you apply product while wet or dry???

    it looks beautiful

    Thanks so much everyone! :D :oops:

    Honestly, I didn't use many products to do this twistout. When I twisted it last Sunday (and I wore the twists for three days), I remember putting a bit of shea butter all over my damp hair before I started, but that's it. To keep them fresh midweek, at night, I took my dollar store spritz bottle, filled it with water and about 10 drops of Rosemary EO and just sprayed every section of hair before I twisted it. When I woke up, I got marvelous results!

    My hair is usually damp when I do twists and I had twists all over. They were about the size of my pinkie finger.
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  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    this sure is the bomb twistout! and the earrings are nice :)
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  • CheleighCheleigh Posts: 552Registered Users
    Beautiful twistout! It really looks gorgeous. I might try to do twists (again) tonight--this time smaller--and keep them in for a few days.
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  • MMWMMW Posts: 557Registered Users
    Your twistout is gorgeous!!!
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  • curlee4lifecurlee4life Posts: 219Registered Users
    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
    :)

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  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I love your twist out!! It looks so full :D
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  • ILuvCurlzILuvCurlz Posts: 169Registered Users
    I love it. Makes me want to try it!
    "Eventually I knew what my hair wanted. It wanted to be itself. To be left alone by anyone, including me, who did not love it as it was."
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  • SumtingSweetSumtingSweet Posts: 25Registered Users
    Ooooh...excuse me! You betta work with your cute twist out. Makes me want to take these out of my haed right now :D
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Is there a twistout 101 guide here? I have no idea how you did that.
  • AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    Is there a twistout 101 guide here? I have no idea how you did that.

    Everybody LOVED that twistout here at my school too. I let my hair dry 100% with no product and then I applied shea butter and twisted it. I think that's why it looks so fluffy. When I wet my hair and do it, I still like the result, but it doesn't look like that. It lays down a lot more.
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  • AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
    babyphat21 wrote:
    Wow you are skilled. I love it! It *almost* looks like a good weave... (that's a compliment! :P)

    Thats funny you say that! Because word on campus is that after I wore that twisout, people thought my hair was fake! :(
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  • Curlee QCurlee Q Posts: 523Registered Users
    So very pretty. I am going to try this when I take my braids out to give my hair and scalp a break. Hopefully this should hide the straight ends somewhat.
  • runrunrunnerrunrunrunner Posts: 196Registered Users
    i'll definitely be trying this when my hair grows out.

    <3.
  • caramelovecaramelove Posts: 30Registered Users
    I have a really dumb question but can you do this with any length hair. That style is gorgeous.
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  • CreationCreation Posts: 48Registered Users
    NIIIIIIIIIIIICE! :D
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  • curlycovrgirlcurlycovrgirl Posts: 153Registered Users
    It looks GREAT! :D

    I'm going to try this. I haven't tried twisting my hair dry.
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