Sample Twistouts; Short Afro-textured natural hair (4B/4C)
**Originally written July 2013
I have been sporting natural hair for about 10 months.
When I first did the big chop (BC) in September 2012, I was shocked by my hair texture, the dryness and all the good stuff that comes with camouflaging your natural texture with chemical relaxers for almost 10 years.
Along the way, I got fed up of it and just could not figure out how the girls on YouTube could achieve all these hairstyles and I couldn’t. Or why their hair was manageable and mine was not.
Two sets of braids and lots more videos later, the little bulb appeared in my mind.. I finally got it, I think…
It may be too soon to speak but I think am slowly getting there…
I would like to share my results for the week of experimenting with twist-outs.
I was itching to wash my hair, only out of habit – not an actual itch! But I had to see if I could go for a week or more without developing funny white residue in my hair by spritzing a water/conditioner mixture and different stylers.
I managed only 3 days per set.
Days 1 – 3 twistout with Keracare Twist and Define Cream
Day 1-3 twistout with Eco Styler Gel
Curled twistout with perm rods and Keracare Defining custard
As I continue to learn how my darling natural hair responds to my hair care products, I will keep you updated.