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NEED TO KNOW: 5 Ways to Preserve Twist-Outs and Curls With Low Manipulation

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It takes a lot of time and effort for a flawless twist-out. You have to wash, conditioner, and detangle before applying a myriad of products onto your hair, then comes the meticulous task of actually twisting each small section of hair. The beautiful spiral curls are worth it, no doubt, but to do it every night? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Even just a simple retwist, sans wash, can be strenuous. Plus, over-manipulating your strands can lead to breakage and split ends. So what’s a girl to do to maintain that fresh twist-out for the week? Keep reading to find out!


1. START SMALL

Smaller curls and twists last longer than big ones, because there’s more definition and hold. If you want curls that will last all week long, twist or curl your hair in small sections.

2. USE A TRUSTY HOLDING PRODUCT

The key to a long lasting twist-out is a good holding cream, gel, or spray.

3. CONDITION AND MOISTURIZE

Now that you’ve got your small, tight curls going on, focus on maintaining the style. Dryness will destroy your look, so gently rub a dollop of leave-in conditioner through your hair at night and some holding

cream in the morning.

4. CHEAT A RETWIST

It can be tough maintaining curls overnight, especially if your hair gets easily tangled. Cheat a retwist by twisting large sections of hair or putting your hair up in a pineapple. This helps your curls stay intact and is super fast and easy to do.

5. TAKE COVER

Satin scarfs are great for preserving your twists, but if you’re trying to preserve your twist-out, go for a satin bonnet. A large roomy satin bonnet keeps your strands smooth and prevents curls from flattening out.


Click here to find out how to twist your hair for a perfect twist-out every time!

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