4 Easy Tips To Make Your Twist Out Last Longer

Twist Out on natural hair
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Twist Out on natural hair
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Twist out is a natural hairstyle that would always be top choice for so many naturalistas. Twist outs are fun and beautiful and have a way of adding bounce and volume to your fro.

It is every naturalistas dream to have the perfect twist out all the time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen that way.

You spend hours all night twisting your hair with your favourite products. You use a satin scarf or bonnet to protect the beautiful twists. You wake up in the morning excited about the new day, get your make up done and now its time to unravel the twist. And boom! You end up with nothing like what you expected.

Or maybe you ended up with a beautiful twist out and decided to go about your day. Few hours into your day and your twist out ends up looking like a blow out. You are wondering what went wrong?

As beautiful as twist outs can be, they can also be problematic. Some hair types are more prone to frizzing than others. That is why it is important to know your hair type and what products works for you.

These 4 simple tips would help you make your twist out last longer and nail that style every single time:

4 tips to make your twist out last longer

1. Use the right products

Natural hair comes in different types, texture and porosity and not one product works for everyone. What may work for natural A may not work for natural B. What may work for your favourite hair blogger may not work for you.

The whole point is to know your hair and know what works for you and stick to it. There is nothing wrong with experimenting with other new or recommended products but in all you do know what products work for you.

You can use a combination of products. From gels to curl defining creams to moisturizers. Use gels that have medium to firm hold and alcohol-free. Also ensure you use a moisturising product because twist outs loves moisture.

2. Twist in smaller sizes

Twists done in smaller sizes tend to give better and long lasting twist outs. You don’t want to rock your twist out for only a few minutes before everything turns into a blow out. If you are wearing your twists as a protective style, the size does not matter. Also ensure you section your hair before twisting and twist on a damp hair applying the products in substantial amount.

3. Allow twists to stay longer

After you have twisted your hair you may want to leave it in for a day or two before doing your twist out. The longer you leave in the twists, the stronger the set of twist outs you get.

4. Protect your hair at night

After you have worn your twist out the whole day, it is important to protect your hair at night. You can put your hair in a high bun and use a satin scarf or pillowcase (a bonnet would likely flatten your hair). You could also retwist your hair, whatever works for you.


It is important to know that twist outs can also be a one day style. So if you have tried all you can to make your twist out last longer maybe for two days to no avail including this tips shared, realize some hair types are prone to frizz. You have got to love your hair the way it is.

Now tell us how you get a twist out that last longer. We would love to know. Do share with us in the comment section.

Stay natural and beautiful always!