Hi y'all and happy new month! Thankful for the new quarter that began this week. As promised, I am sharing my step-by-step flat twist tutorial today. Please see below for picture images for every step. My plan is to start making videos soon, I will add that on the list of things for the next quarter. Have questions, leave a comment or send me an email at email@example.com
What are flat twist outs? It is a protective hair style good for relaxed/transitioning or natural hair.
Why flat twist hair?
It is an amazing no heat hairstyle that produces amazing curls with the right products. It is especially great for natural hair that shrinks because it stretches out the hair. It is my go-to hair style for my daughter (She isn't a big fan of ponytails.)
How long does it last?
They last between 5-7 days days
How can I maintain it?
Wearing a satin cap over your hair every night and oiling your hair in the mornings with your favorite sealer (mine being coconut oil).
Re-twisting them every night is another option.Time consuming, but your curls last longer.
Isn't it tedious?
The first few times will take you a good 30-45 minutes but once you perfect it, it takes less time.
How do you get your daughter to sit still?
I put on favorite show on or give her a snack(:
Will it work for my hair type?
Flat twist outs will work for most hair types. Transitioning hair, hair that shrinks easily (4C hair) and curly hair are some hair textures it works with.
What products do you use?
Here are a list of products I use for my daughter who has curly hair
Other product options
Are there other no-heat ways to achieve curls?
Using rods, rollers or straws are other ways to achieve curls too. (Tutorials for another time)
What are the steps?
-Begin with clean hair that has been conditioned and is still damp not wet OR you can start with clean dry hair too.
- If hair is dry, wet hair with water or a setting lotion to make it damp.
-Section out the hair into four parts.
-Apply a styling aid to help retain moisture, condition and control fizz.
-Starting with one section of the hair, create a section to flat twist
-Apply a generous amount of coconut oil and a cream styler generously from root to tip(The styler defines and moisturizes curls)
-Use your delman brush to brush the hair, focusing on the tip (to prevent tangling)
-Begin to twist hair, right piece over left all the way through or the opposite (I twist her hair in both directions)
-Braid the front sections facing the front, to ensure fullness in the front of the hair
-Cover hair with a satin bonnet
Next day or once hair is completely dry
-Apply coconut oil in your hands and untwist the curls
-Using a pick comb or your hands, pick the hair from the roots to loosen the twists and style as you desire.
-Cover hair with a satin bonnet nightly
Don't have the patience or time to do this yourself, visit a good natural hair stylist. Still confused here is a video.
Next hair post, I will be answering your questions and sharing more product options.