Monday, May 6, 2013

Shea Moisture Curl Milk Twist Out

If you've been natural for long, or are new to the natural hair lifestyle, you can attest to the Shea Moisture line as being your first go-to in hair care! In this tutorial I used Shea Moisture's Curl Milk to do two strand twists on freshly washed and soaking wet hair.



Like most twist out styles, the hair should be really really dry before you untwist your recently installed twists. If you untwist your hair while the twists are damp, you may lose out on that definition that you took the time to twist up! And ain't nobody got time to do another set of two strand twists!

For this tutorial you will need:
  • a spray bottle
  • ponytail holders (scrunchies or clips will suffice)
  • Shea Moisture Curl Milk (Target)
  • Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • a small tooth comb
  • and a silk scarf for style preservation
STEPS
  1. Section off freshly washed (and conditioned!) hair. You can use your fingers to section off your hair. These parts don't have to be pretty, honey! They are just to make the hair more manageable.
  2. Choose part placement. Now, THIS part needs to look clean and straight! Whether you like a center part or a diagonal side part, be sure to use a rat-tail comb to create a clean part. On the other hand, if you prefer no part then you can skip step #2.
  3. Part off 1st section for easier handling. Again this helps make the job easier when you part the hair into more manageable sections.
  4. Apply product and gently detangle. Keyword being gently. Naturally coily hair is very fragile in a wet state so be very kind to your tresses. Start from the bottom and work your way up the shaft of the hair in small strokes until section is detangled.
  5. Twist! When twisting your hair with product, you may see the product oozing out of the twist--this is perfectly fine! The product will dry and your hair will drink it up, thanking you along the way!
TO PRESERVE STYLE
  • Loosely tie a silk scarf around your head to prevent frizz to your twists.
TO UNTWIST
  • The next morning, untie your scarf and dress your finger tips with some of that Coconut Oil. Layering your fingers this oil also helps to prevent frizz in the untwisting process while simultaneously babying your strands with a little TLC!
FINAL STYLING TIPS
  • After all of your twists are undone, pump up the volume of your look by separating the twists gently. Taking a wide tooth comb (or shower comb) place the teeth at the base of your hair closest to the scalp, and lift gently to give your hair some more "oomph!"
Voila! You have a beautifully coiffed head of natural hair. Have any questions or tips for our newly natural readers? Share in the comment section below! Until next time dolls!