Hair Styling Like a Pro!
Make sure your ends are trimmed and you’ve gotten rid of any that are overly thin and damaged.
Shampoo and condition your hair as normal.
While your hair is wet and detangled, grab a section of hair to twist. Apply your favorite twisting product.
If you want a more stretched, longer twist out, let your hair dry in twists or some kind of stretched style and twist on dry hair.
Also, if you’re on a budget, learn how to make flaxseed gel. It’s cheap, natural and goes a long way! (Feel free to add a natural oil underneath any gel-based product to keep your hair from getting too hard.)
You can also try a setting lotion instead of a twisting creme or gel. I like BB’s setting lotion because it doesn’t have have alcohol, which can dry out your hair.
Twist your hair taught all the way to the end and transitioners should use a perm rod on the end to keep them from hanging straight and unraveling.
Allow hair to dry fully. If you take your twists down while wet or damp, you’ll get frizz.
Remove the rods (if applicable).
Coat your fingers with a natural oil (castor, olive etc.) to prevent frizz and remove the twists by gently twisting/rotating the entire twist in the opposite direction.
Once you begin rotating, gently slide your finger between the twisted hairs and the twists should come apart easily.
NOTE: Don’t try to pry the twists apart without rotating them in the opposite direction first or you may frizz the hair.
Enjoy your twist out!
My daughter is 11 years old and has had a perm since she was 9. She no longer wanted cornrolls and wanted to be able to wear curls we tried straightning but for some reason it did not take well to her hair so we decided to perm at the age of 9 (just for kids) Now she wants to go natural. Her last perm was on 4/15/12. Today 6/1/12 i washed her hair conditioned it and put a store bought proitein treatment in it. I did a rod set all over her hair. My questions to you are. Should i sit her under a hooded dryer? And if so, should i allow her hair to completely dry under the dryer or just put her the dryer for about 20 minutes then let her hair air dry the rest of the way?