Easy Twist Out Tutorial {Natural Hair}

I’m doing it again. I’m giving up the Creamy Crack (aka hair relaxer). I know, it seems like I do this every couple of months but this time I’m determined to see it through. Last time I lasted a full year and was completely natural, then I went to my mom’s and the rest is history… As much as I loved being able to control my hair with the relaxer, I was seriously missing my curls.

Easy Braid Out Tutorial {Living Outside the Stacks}

And I started to develop a bad case of hair envy. Have you seen my Pinterest board? I’m obsessed. Check it out here.

I’ve been transitioning for 6 months now and so far my favorite style is a twist out. It allows my relaxed hair and natural hair to blend seamlessly without a lot of manipulation. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last 6 months, it’s this: DO NOT OVER STRESS YOUR HAIR. If you work your hair too much, it gets frizzy.

Here’s how I achieved the look in the picture:

  1. Washed and conditioned my hair with Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner
  2. Towel dried my hair. I know a lot of natural hair bloggers say not to towel dry your hair but I can’t work with sopping wet hair.
  3. I put a deep part on the right side of my head then went over the edges with Shine ‘n Jam conditioning gel.
  4. Then I put a good heaping handful of Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding in my hair. I made sure I covered my hair roots to end.
  5. For the flat twists, I put 4 on the right side, one down the back and 4 on the left side. I rolled each twist with rollers. I sleep with a silk scarf on my head every night to protect my hair.
  6. The next morning, I put a little Africa’s Best Hair Oil on my fingers and then untwisted each braid.
  7. To get my hair really full, I pull each section apart, not all over, just random chunks.

Easy Braid Out Tutorial {Living Outside the Stacks}

This hairstyle will usually last me about a week with little upkeep. If I don’t retwist, my hair will get bigger and the curls will become less defined. If I retwist every night, my hair will look basically the same as it does in the pictures all week.

I don’t know how often I’ll update but I will try to remember to at least take a hair picture or two once a month.

What’s your favorite go to hair style? 

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  • Rae

    I love it!

    I generally don’t do my own hair because the detangling really wears me out but when I do, I generally do twist outs as well. I haven’t done a twist out since I discovered almost all of my relaxed ends are completely gone so I can’t wait to try when it warms up.

  • HollyM

    I think you are at your loveliest when you let your curls have their way! I have wavy (which can turn frizzy) hair that hubby likes best when I don’t force it into submission. He likes it less “done”. It has been a long haul to grown from short to below chin length, btw.
    Keep the natural ‘do. It’s looking good.

    • DaenelT

      Thank you, Holly. Isn’t it funny how we put in all this “work” and the menfolk like it simple. The hubs is the same way. Well, except he REALLY hates buns. Like I think he was abused by a bun as a child, hates buns. It’s kinda funny. :-)

  • Cheryl

    I love your curls! I have long wavy hair and so after shamppoing and condition I just out on this light oil from Loreal. It also works too. ;)

    • DaenelT

      Thank you. I do need to find something to help retain the moisture. Sometimes the curls look a little dry.

  • colette


    • DaenelT

      Thank you.

  • Reggie

    Well, I’ve always been natural. I’ve never used the creamy crack either.
    …..and I won’t be using it either.

    • DaenelT

      You’re so funny!

  • YumYucky

    I’m a creamy crack gal every since my Aunti forced me into a (TERRIBLE) jheri curl back in the 80′s when I was 10 years old. The injustice! Had it not been for that, I still might be natural. Your hair is beautiful…

  • Lois Achord Houston

    I think your hair is so pretty. I have really curly/frizzy hair and always struggle between wanting it to look all glam and silky and shiny and embracing my curls and just going with the flow. Most days, it’s curly because I’m too lazy (and it’s too humid in GA) to do much else with it. Isn’t it crazy how we girls obsess about our hair? My husband “styles” his by hanging his head out the window as he drives (seriously) and likes how it looks “fluffy” when he is done. Quite the opposite of my kinky curls for sure.

    • DaenelT

      OK, your husband just made me laugh! That is so funny. I can’t imagine.

      I’m like you, it’s a constant struggle. I think if there were more images of glam curly styles it would help a lot.

  • Erica Day

    Looks good!

    • DaenelT

      Thank you!

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