How To: Twist & Curl on Dry Hair

by West Parsons on October 11, 2011 · 5 comments

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Step 1: Wash + Condition. Stretch hair for elongated twists.  Check out my tutorial on stretching hair HERE. The photo above also illustrates a twist damaged by heat.  The twist appears thinner in some areas compared to others. Wonder how my hair was heat damaged? Click HERE for the story.

Step 2: Moisturize and twist each twist making sure not to twirl the hair too much as you twist.  Doing so may result in a twist-out which is defined more than necessary.  Too defined twist our = small hair.

Step 3: Moisturize the ends with a water based moisturizer and then roll each on a perming rod and allow hair to dry. To speed up the process and help set the hair, a hooded or bonnet dryer can be used.

Step 4: Untwist each twists starting at the ends to ensure knots are not formed.

How do you twist & curl? What products do you use?


vonnie October 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm

so pretty! my twists never look like this and I don’t know how to get them acting right! ugh

Michelle October 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

I’m with Vonnie. My twist outs always wind up in a bun!
Thanks for sharing this. I have twists like the one you showed damaged with heat too but what do you do about it? I really don’t want to cut it all out.

westNDNbeauty October 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

@Vonnie & Michelle

I think the secret may be in the art of twisting. If you twirl the hair too much while you are twisting, it will possibly result in your twists not being completely uniformed. Twisted twists tend to go in every-which-a-way for me.

Michelle, there is no way to rid damage besides growing it out. I’ve been steady growing mine out for the last year. I will NEVER trust anything besides my overnight method when it comes to straightening my hair.

Chantelle October 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Twist and Curl is my Life…I have the best results on dry hair. I co wash with herbal Essence and lightly blow out on low setting to stretch hair, I then add leave in by Jane Carter as well as Shea Butter raw. I proceed to section into four parts and twist with Shea Moisture and lightly spritz with water. I use pink perm rods. And the next day Amazing results.

KayJay October 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I’m so glad I bought larger perm rods…I’ve been using this method for my twist out for the last month or so.