On and off, for three weeks now, I’ve been wearing my hair in this style, le Twist & Curl.
I got the idea from ‘Better Than Good Hair’ (love this book by the way!!) and it’s really simple.
What You Need
Twisting product (leave-in, butter, just oil, whatever you like to useI’ve been using Midas Naturals’ Whipped Shea Butter. Review soon)
Flexi rods (a.k.a. Bendy Rollers)
Bobby pins (optional)
What To Do
Step 1: Twist your hair with your styling product.
I do my twists on moisturised dry hair previously stretched with Thread.. To get volume on my not-long hair, I do over 20, but not more than 30 twists. I like a side parting, so I twist accordingly.
*In other news, my twists are getting better* 🙂
Step 2: Roll the twists around your bendy rollers (flexi rods).
I average 3-4 twists to one flexi rod. I have just 10 flexi rods, and I end up using 8, 9 or 10. Because of the length of my hair or perhaps my rolling technique, by the time I’m done rolling some twists, some ends may still stick out, so I pin such twists down to the base with my bobby pins, to secure them. (The whiteness in front is from the leave-in conditioner I heavily laid on my dry dry edges.)
Step 3: Leave to Set
In ‘Better Than Good Hair’, it is recommended to leave to set for at least 5 hours. I do this at night so I just scarf up till I’m ready to go to work the next morning.
It’s best to do this on dry or damp hair because for good definition, when you unravel, your hair should be dry. If your hair isn’t dry by the next morning, a quick blast of your blow dryer (gently now) should finish up. Unravelling a twist out that isn’t dry will rubbish your efforts & leave you with poofy hair (in my case, in just a matter of minutes)
Step 4: Unravel.
First, take out your bendy rollers.
Then, oil your fingers (this helps reduce frizz) carefully undo your twists and then gently separate your twist out.
Step 5: Arrange your hair the way you like and you’re good to go!
For work, I use long bobby pins to pin the sides of my hair flat, allowing the curls only from around my ear. To do this, I use 2 bobby pins per side. Put them in opposite directions of each other for strong hold. Like so:
You can use a pin to hold your bangs the way you want, or let the hair fly! It’s your choice, really.
This style is both pretty and easy, don’t you think?
Maintenance: To maintain, I repeat the entire process. I usually use a little more twisting product, but you don’t have to. It’s a little poofier without additional product, though. See the difference. Day 3 hair, re-twisted & curled without product:
Time: This takes me an hour every time. Not too bad. 🙂
Have you tried this? Do you do it better? 😉
(P.S. Thank you sooo much for the birthday wishes! It was a perfect day! xo)