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How To Get The Perfect Twist Out

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Have you ever wondered how your friends get that perfect twist out? It can seem hard to do on your own, but we promise it can be achieved. Twist outs make great styles for longer lasting curl maintenance. Here's how to get the perfect twist out. Give it a try and let us know if it works for you!

How To Get The Perfect Twist Out

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How To Get The Perfect Twist Out

Part:

The way you part your curls will directly effect how your twist outs lie. As a result, it's important to take the time to consider how you want your hair to fall. Use a rat tail comb to help develop a straight line and clip curls back to keep strands from crossing over to other sections.

Detangle:

Before starting the twist outs, it's important to ensure curls are completely detangled. This should be done by working from the ends up. Wet curls, and apply conditioner throughout. Using a wide toothed comb or fingers, work through each curls individually. If you struggle to get snarls or knots out of your curls, you can also consider a detangling tool such as the Tangle Fix or Wet brush. Both are great for detangling without causing damage.

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Product:

The right products can make or break a great twist out. Consider how much hold you're looking for, as well as your curl type. Some products that can help create a great twist out include styling creams, butters, or gels. Creams will provide a lighter hold, while gels will give a heavier hold. Butters will help soften and moisturize strands.

Removal:

It's important to allow curls time out of a twist out to rest so curls won't get damaged. Wearing curls pulled back too tightly for an extended period of time can cause damage to the scalp and create breakage. When you're ready to remove the twist outs, give curls a little help. Rub oil between your fingertips to warm it. As you remove the twists, rub each one with oil. This will help minimize frizz and add shine to curls.

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