Hello again! And yes I am still banging on about my Twist Out (part one) but here we get to the Finished Product! Just a quick disclaimer before I get into this, I am looking miserable a lot here but I guess I was so focused on the hair in the pics, I forgot to smile!
Quick Product Recap from Part 1:
Afrocenchix Soothe Lightweight Scalp Oil
Taliah Waajid Shea Coco Condition Daily Leave In Conditioner
EDEN Bodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil
Revlon Realistic Black Seed oil Twisting Pudding
The Twist Out
The next morning I completely wussed out of taking down the twists. I felt inside the twist and it felt a little damp. Even with the little spritz I did. Or was it wetness from the products I could feel? I don’t know. Either way, I could wait. I wasn’t going anywhere. I’m still not going anywhere. Damn Covid. Also, this was just another practice on the journey to getting my perfect twist out. When I wore a twist out to my friend’s wedding a little while ago, I put the twists in on a Thursday and took them out on the Saturday morning. You have to have the confidence that they’re dry. And by the time I had come to the conclusion that these were dry enough, I
couldn’t be bothered to take them out ran out of time.
And here she is – my twist out on my type 4 hair. This was my Day One. When I did my first pass of taking out the twists, they were super defined but my hair had no volume and looked quite sparse. But as you can see, I have pretty thick hair so I wanted to make sure you could see that. I separated them and it fluffed right up.
Luckily, I like the fluffy loosened texture. Some may even use the word frizz but I call it the beautiful and varied textures of afro hair in it’s stretched state. My hair was stretched, soft, moisturised and the texture was a change to my normal twists, picked out fro or my shrunken wash and go. I don’t shape my hair when I trim. My priority is to trim off the dead ends. I haven’t had a haircut, well since I shaved all my hair off. So it can sometimes look shapeless and uneven but I can pat it into a more polished sort of shape.
With all the products used, my hair was smelling good enough to eat. My hair smelt delicious, felt soft and silky but I didn’t have much hope for it overnight…at all.
Day 5 and 6
Day 7, I just let the fro flow free. It was a mess but no one could see me except my husband and kids and they don’t care! Working from home has its perks.
I’m hoping next time I do this I can keep a decent twist out until Day 7. It’s possible right? It has to be possible? Even for me? Right?!
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