Friday, October 21, 2011

Flat Twists- Twist Out on My New Haircut

So as many of you know I got my haircut a few weeks ago, with that haircut got bangs and lost some of the waviness in my hair. Well I miss my waviness and the bangs drive me crazy sometimes so I decided to try something new.

I washed my hair with Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Shampoo. I used Beautiful Curls Curl Nurturing Shea Butter Leave-in/De-Tangler on my hair when I got out. I applied about a quarter size amount through my hair with my hands and used a modified Denman brush to distribute the product more evenly.

Freshly washed, conditoned, de-tangled (FYI, late at night)
Once I figured out that I was going to attempt a Flat Twist Out on my hair I decided to use Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Cream to help set the style. I just a lil bit to my fingertips and rubbed hands together, I then distributed it over the section of hair I was going to flat twist. I made an attempt to part my hair straight back using my fingers. I was not concerned about how neat these flat twists were since I was doing a twist out the next morning. I did five flat twist total and secured the ends with rubber bands. I borrowed one of Des' satin bonnets to sleep in to help keep the twist intact since they were loose. One observation I made while doing these flat twists, is that doing your own (especially going straight back) is not easy, LOL, but I got it done.

Flat twists

Well I slept for a few hours and when I woke up my hair felt like it had dried completely so I undid the rubber bands and undid the twist. I must admit I was really happy with how the twist out looked. I really like how the Curl Activating Cream felt and looked on my hair, it was soft and did not frizz or get fluffy. I wore this style for two days and the curl pattern stayed the same both days. I thing I am going to attempt smaller twist next time or maybe teach Des how to do them for me.

Side view

Top view

Just a pic

Have you ever done a flat twist on your own hair? Care to share pictures, please do on our FB fan page or FB friend page. Is there something you wanna see me try on my hair or Des' hair, please let me know.

Until the next time, Stay Blessed.

15 comments:

  1. That looks really nice, I love it. I can't do much with my own hair, lol

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  2. Very pretty!!! It truly turned out beautifully!!

    char~

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  3. @UntrainedHairMom, I know what you mean, when my hair was long I would put it in a bun, ponytail or wear it down. With it being short now, I feel like I have to do something or it doesn't look finished. Hmmm, I am sure it is just me though.

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  4. @Char, Thank you so much, I really liked the curl pattern it provided. Would love to see how would look if the twist were smaller and tighter. I may attempt that.

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  5. I love the soft waves, GORG!! You're just a dollbaby:)

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  6. So gorgeous! You are inspiring me to do something different too

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  7. @Baby Big Hair, thank you Hun, I keep getting the "You look like a lil girl" line now. Don't know how I should take it. LOL.

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  8. @Tracey-BBH, oh do it! And then share it with me. LOL.

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  9. flat twisting your own hair makes for really strong arm muscles lol

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  10. It came out beautiful! Great job! Would love to see how they would turn out with smaller flat-twists :)

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  11. That came out great! Nice and pretty.

    Latorria
    http://beautifulbiracial.com

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  12. I love your new cut and I love the way the flat twist made your hair wave!

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