As kids, our mothers used to twist our hair in big bulky twist and decorate it with bows and barrets. Well, i was shocked to find out that a friend of mine just couldn’t seem to get her twist right.
Maybe it’s the fact that i have been doing hair for a while now. Not professionally but i do have 4 younger sisters. I was bound to be in somebodies hair.
As a matter of fact, i recently twisted my 7-year old sisters hair and it took me about an hour to do her whole head. Well here is what i did and if you don’t know how to twist, then this should help!
- Co-wash or clarify, based on your on regiment.
- Blot the hair with a towel. DON’T wring it out just blot it
- Put a leave-in conditioner in your hair and get some olive oil, coconut oil, or whatever you use to seal your ends. I used coconut oil in her hair and it left it incredibly soft. Her twist felt like air!
- Start from the back and make the part according to how small or large you want your twist.
- Separate the hair in two strands and start at the very top ,aka the root, grabbing as much hair as you can so you can have frizz free roots.
- Wrap one strand around the next and continue until you get all the way to the bottom.
- Once at the bottom, apply your sealant to the ends of the hair and twist the ends of the united strands around your finger to define a slight bit of curl!
The more you do it, the better you will become at it!
- DO NOT use any type of gel to twist your hair with. All it will do is make your hair curl up and not lay flat while your twisting.
- DO NOT start at the middle of your strands with the twist. If you don’t start at the root IT WILL NOT come on like you think it will.
- DO use some kind of wet set pudding if you are TRYING to acheive a set with the twist, if not, then don’t do it.