Mainting My Twistouts

Reiko! asked about some of my hair routines so here is the first in my hair series

I've been wearing a twistout for the past week. I like for my twistouts to maintain their shapes and since I sleep crazy the only way to do this for me to pin it down.

Step 1: Get long bobby pins




Step 2: Pin sides and back down. How many pins you use is up to you. I tend to use 12, 3 on each side and 6 in the back




Step 3: Put satin bonnet on. I prefer a bonnet because scarves don't stay on my head at all. They always end up on the floor. I like this particular bonnet because you can adjust it to how tight or loose you want it and there are no worries abut the elastic disappearing and it stays on my head. With traditional bonnets at some point the elastic always vanishes and it ends up all big and useless. I always end up making it fit with rubber bands and it too ends up on the floor next to the scarf.


You're good to go for the night!

Next day...my twistout is smashed against my ahead so I need to revive it.


I do this one of 3 ways. 1. Take the pins out give my hair a fluff and a shake 2. Apply spritz and moisturizer then fluff, shake 3. Take all the pins out and let the steam from the shower plump my hair up then apply moisturizer then fluff and shake. Today I did 2.

Final results!


My spritz changes depending on what I feel like using. This batch was water, glycerin, rose water and Pantene Relaxed and Natural Daily Oil Cream Moisturizer. I follow that with my moisturizer of the moment which is Pantene Relaxed and Natural Daily Oil Cream Moisturizer (review to follow). I also do the same thing when I'm wearing twists. I'm serious when I tell you I sleep crazy...lol

13 comments:

Amina said...

thank you for sharing your routine to achieve a twistout...i was never lucky with mine and i realize that i've been doing everything wrong!!!
how long do your twist out last you?

September 19, 2008 at 6:30 AM
Reiko! said...

thank you thank you thank you!!!!

September 19, 2008 at 11:02 AM
B said...

I loooove twist-outs! Yours are absolutelybeautiful!

September 19, 2008 at 11:22 AM
SuzieC said...

@ amina - Thanks! A twistout can last me about 2 weeks. 1 week actually wearing out and the second in some kind of puff.

@ reiko! - You're so very welcome!

@ B- Thanks!

September 19, 2008 at 1:48 PM

yummy411 said...

love it! ;)

September 19, 2008 at 4:57 PM
Psyche said...

Absolutely beautiful results!!

September 20, 2008 at 7:44 AM
Miss Anjela said...

I sleep wild too...and I also switched from scarves to bonnets...but my bonnet comes off too. What type of bonnet do you buy? I can't wait for you to review the Relaxed and Natural Daily Cream Oil Moisturizer. Do you think I can do twists with my relaxed hair?

September 21, 2008 at 1:08 PM
Toya said...

Your hair looks beautiful!

September 22, 2008 at 6:04 PM
Jamila said...

I'm gonna rock me some twistouts one day. *eyeballs teeny weeny afro*.... Yeah, one day. Lol! I love yours. They are beautimous!

September 22, 2008 at 9:04 PM
SuzieC said...

Thanks ladies!

September 23, 2008 at 12:28 PM

juvenescent said...

Great tips!!

September 24, 2008 at 1:50 AM
Joi said...

Looks great. Can't wait to see the rest of the hair series!

October 13, 2008 at 6:14 PM
Motorcycle Fairings said...

thanks for this article! it really helps me! thank you!!!!!! mwah

October 16, 2008 at 5:03 PM

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