October 27, 2014

HOTD: Flat Twist Out Fail…


I have been admiring some gorgeous twist-out on Instagram lately and decided to give it a try.  I carried out my usual wash day but used Fruit of Earth Aloe Vera Gel to help define my twist-out. I started on the right hand side of my head and realized the twist were extremely loose and didn't know how to tighten it. I figured it will turn out as a loose wave and I was fine with that.  Can you believe when I got to the last two twists I figured out how to flat twist tighter.  Since I used gel and my hair was starting to get hard, I didn't bother to re-do all the twist.
Flat Twist Out on Relaxed Hair
I left the twists in for 24hours before unraveling them with coconut oil in my palms.  It definitely didn't turn out like I hoped and will get the twisting right next time.
Flat Out Twist Results
By the time I got home my hair was like a poof ball 9 hours later. My ends were as dry as the Sahara desert.  I grabbed my Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter to give my ends some life and sealed with coconut oil.
Flat Twist Out 9 Hours Later
During my wash-day I experienced some breakage when detangling, that’s why I hardly wear these types of styles. I'm not giving up on perfecting this hair style.

Have you tried flat twist-out yet?

Be inspired…




15 comments:

  1. I love the texture I get from braidouts and twist outs. It still looks pretty good 9 hours later, throw it in a cute faux bob and there you go!

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    1. Thanks Harlem, that's a great idea @ faux bob

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  2. I am not a twistout kinda girl. I tried it once or twice but I much prefer the texture & definition I get from my braidouts.

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    1. I have to agree braid outs gets better definition

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  3. I absolutely love twist outs! yours still turned out nice with the waves... for your first time, i bet it wont take you long before you perfect it.

    juditheresehaircare.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely going to give it another try, thank you.

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  4. Hi Tomi, I'm sorry you experienced breakage. I did as well this wash day. Your hair turned out nice, with some good wave to it. You'll knock it out the park next time....I'm sure of it.

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  5. It looked really great at first. Can I use the green aloe very gel too? My twist outs don't last either.

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    1. I think i'll use Eco-style gel next time

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  6. It really doesn't look bad 9 hours later chica! Shoot---My twist outs don't even make it that far! Besides the aloe vera gel, what were your other leave ins?

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Thanks KLP! My ususal leave-in's of Aussie Moist Conditioner and Herbal Essences Split End Protector and seal with oil or serum.

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  7. I use to do flat twist outs all of the time and loved them! Next time, try doing a double layer of twists in the back instead and do Bantu knots instead of rollers. Works for me!

    Quirkybrownlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Bree, will look into that next.

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  8. Dude, these are always a failure for me. Maybe my hair is not thick or long enough. It always looks so good on youtube on other ladies but when I do it, I am so not impressed. Try bantu knots those always seem to work for me

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