Twist out Tutorial on Natural Hair

One of my natural hair staples is the Twist Out. It is the first style that I mastered and the one I rely on the most when I don’t know what else to do to my hair.

As with any style, the first thing I do after washing my hair is the LOC method (Liquid or water based leave in, oil, and cream) whatever you have in your product collection will work fine. However, make sure your sealing oil is something that penetrates the hair and not just sits on top of the strands.

Most times before I do my twist out, I like to start on stretched hair. If time allows I will air dry my hair using the banding method, if not I will blow dry my hair using the tension method (what you will see in the tutorial). My heat protectant is a Tresemme’ one that I’ve had for a while now, but whichever one you use should be fine. I do recommend using one each time you use direct heat on your hair.

Once my hair is blown out, I begin twisting. The only styler I use is the ORS Lock and Twist Gel and I do medium twists in each of the four sections. A quick twist out hack: place a bobby pin at the base of each of your twists to keep the hair at the roots flat while drying. I also tie my edges down with a nylon sock and Curls Blueberry Bliss Control Paste while my twists dry as well and for nighttime maintenance I sleep in a satin bonnet

Take down is pretty simple. I put a little bit of grapeseed oil on my hands to decrease frizz while taking the twists apart and separating. Make sure to only separate the twist where your hair naturally wants the separate, and you can use a pic/wide tooth comb to conceal any parts. And that’s it!

Hope you enjoy!


Kiara McCummings
A 20 something year old, with a passion for all things natural hair! I began my journey in 2009, and at that time there weren't many places I could find someone with my hair type and get guidance and inspiration. That made me want to document my personal journey. It started with a blog, turned into quick Instagram pictorials, and has now become a Youtube Channel. Through hair tutorials, product reviews, and updates I hope to help someone who might need a little extra push along their Natural Journey! Enjoy!!
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