How To Elongate Your Twist Outs

If you remember our post back in April (click here) when we created our first twist out. You may notice that her twist out, made her hair appear shorter.

Since then, I've been searching for a way to stretch her hair, without messing up the twist out. I stumbled upon Naptural85 video of how she created the best twist out ever. 

  If you are not subscribed to her channel you are missing out! So I decided to try the method of elongating a twist out on N.
 Here is our picture of the first twist out, VS the elongated twist out.  
Big difference right?! Here's how we did it.
 On Saturday night, I gave N a hot oil treatment using coconut oil and washed her hair. (Click on the "Our Regimen" tab above for details on our hair washing routine.)  Sunday I re-moisturized & sealed her hair, then banded her hair.
  Later on Sunday night, I removed the bands. I cornbraided the front of her hair going straight back, with one zig zag part, and added colorful rubberbands for flair lol. 
1.) Starting in the back of the hair, I grabbed a medium sized section and I lightly spritz it with our water/conditioner mix. Remember to spritz the hair lightly, you do not want to fully re-wet the hair or it may shrink back up.
2.) I added a small amount of Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles and a little amount of Eco Styler Gel together on the section of hair. I often mix styling products, to achieve definition but not crunchy.
3.) After adding the styling products, I began flat twisting the hair on her scalp. Once the flat twist began to lift from the scalp, I started to create a two strand twist.
 (The white residue is the product.)
Or if you do not know how to flat twist, you can create a regular two strand twist. But make sure to form the twist as close as you can to the root of the hair. The flat twist will help to add more definition to the twist out.
4.) Twirl, the ends of the two strand twist to prevent it from unraveling. Then immediately grab the twist, and form a bantu knot. This will stop the twist from shrinking up, while you continue to do steps (number #1-4) all over the back of the hair.
5.) Once you finished the final bantu knot, unravel one bantu knot, and stretch the bantu knot across the head to another side of the hair. Use a bobby pin (or clips) to pin the twist down. If this sounds complicated take a look at the photo below.
 (Removed Bantu Knot)
(Stretch it across the head & wrap it all around.) 6.) I continued pinning the twists around the head, until all of the twists were secured.
7.) I tied up her hair for the night, and as she slept her hair dried.
8.) In the morning, I removed her scarf and her hair was still damp (booo.) (But if your hair is dry skip this step.) I used our blow drier on the cool setting, to blowdry her hair. I did not want her hair to shrink up during this process. So I clipped the ends of each twist to help weigh it down.
9.) Once her twists were fully dry, I removed the clips/bobbypins. Then I rubbed some oil in my hands, and rubbed it all over the twists.
10.) I unraveled the twists very gently, to not mess up the twist out definition. And this is our results.....
(Random curls)
Stretched/Elongated Twist Out
Products Used (in order): 
Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo
Organix Conditioner
Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles
Eco Styler Gel
Blended Beauty Oil 


Tiffany Similien | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I love Naptural85 :).

Elizabeth. | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wow! This looks great! I cant figure out which way I like it more, big and full or long; its good to know that we have the choice though. :)

UntrainedHairMom | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Her twist out looks so good..if I can ever get twist outs to work for us I will be trying this.

Hair Junkie | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Naptural85 is a hair genius!!! Im subscribed to her and I LOVE how she tries to use all natural products!! Now I know how important it is to look at the ingredients before you buy ANYTHING.

Tav @ Goldilocks*n*Me | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Genius! Brilliant! I want to try this on myself!

Salianas11 | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LOVE IT! but i have a question, i have a perm and i am trying to take it out but people say that i have to cut my hair in order to take it out,,is it true or?

Diva Locks | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

That looks great! nice definition and hardly any shrinkage, I am going to try this on my next twist out :) Thanks for sharing

Kandy | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thanks everyone! @Salianas11- Yes it is true. The only way to remove the permed hair is to cut it off. Some people do whats called "transitioning" which is caring for both textures of hair (permed and natural) and they slowly cut off the hair once they reach a length they are comfortable with. I hope this answers your question.

Once Upon a Curl | Thursday, July 12, 2012

oh those are lovely, I wonder would it be too much to try on tye? hmmm

Mothers Love | Thursday, July 12, 2012

I love this method! Very pretty turn out.

Dominique-Alexis | Thursday, July 12, 2012

I love how this turned out. I have to try this out on B soon =) Thank you!

Anas Rusmiyati | Thursday, November 01, 2012

Very inspired to me

Shautel Walker | Thursday, November 01, 2012

It's gorgeous..

Katrina | Saturday, December 08, 2012

This is soooo beautiful. I will try it this weekend. :-)

Anonymous | Friday, January 25, 2013

Its was amazing im 12 looking for a hairstyles and I told my momma and she was like amazing lol I love ir

Kandy | Monday, January 28, 2013

Glad you like it sweetie, thanks for checking us out!!!

Anais Owens | Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wow, I love it! Great method.

Anonymous | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yes it is true
Because your hair is already.chemically altered it cannot revert fully back

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