Twist Out for Short Natural Hair

Last week, I was in Clearwater, Florida for my friend’s wedding! Yay! I got the chance to hang out on the beach, chill and take a few days off the #30day veg challenge. I was enjoying eating a vegan diet, but it was getting tough! I took a small break for a few days because I really wanted to enjoy my vacation.

I was a bridesmaid in the wedding and so I would be taking a ton of pictures. I wanted to make sure my hair and makeup were on point. I rarely do twist outs but I think the occasion warranted it.  Here is what I did step by step.

Here are the products I used.

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First, I shampooed my hair with Isabella’s Own shampoo and deep conditioned with Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair and let it sit for about 15 minutes and rinsed with cool water.

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Next, I sprayed my hair with Sporty Afros G+ Moisturizing Spray, used a generous amount of aloe vera gel for added moisture, then I oiled my scalp and sealed my ends with Sporty Afros Ayurvedic oil.

Then,  I took medium sided chunks of hair and did a two strand twist with a Obi Natural’s Curl Enhancing Custard mixed with some Eco Styler Gel for super, extra hold. I was in Florida and I wanted to make sure my curls stayed intact all day. Here are my twists.

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I let them dry over night. This is what they looked like in the morning after I got my makeup done for the wedding. They shrank a lot!

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When I took them down,  I added coconut oil  to my hands to unravel each twist to add extra shine. Here is what they looked like before fluffing.

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Since we don’t have all of the final pics from the wedding, here are a few cell phone pics of my hair and make up right before I changed into my dress.

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Here are a few pics from the reception. John and I were both involved the wedding, hence the attire.

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These pics were towards the end of the reception. My hair was already pretty frizzy by then…and the girls were out to play, geez! ( I didn’t pick the dress!!)

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Here is my “stop taking pictures of me” face….

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All and all,  the twist out came out good, but after about 4 hours it started to go south. Ah well.

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4 Comments

  1. Alexandria says:

    ha! I love the last pic :-) So you!

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