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6 Ways to Get the Perfect Twist Out on 4C Natural Hair

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Mastering the twist out on 4C natural hair can be a bit of a challenge for some, but these videos will help you overcome any obstacles.

1. Side Flat Twist Out on Stretched Hair

For this twist out, Pure Estrogen started on stretched hair via threading. The flat twists were left in for about a day before take down.
Products used for the actual twisting: Dark & Lovely Au Naturale 10‐in‐1 Styles Gelee and a little water.

2. Defined Frizz‐Free Twist Out

Taiwo achieves this super defined look with 24 twists total. She starts on freshly washed hair that has been airdried for about an hour.
Products used for the actual twisting: Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave‐In, and a little water.

3. Fluffy Chunky Flat Twist with Side Part

If you want more volume and a bit less definition, try this chunky twist out Shaneee27 demonstrates. Make sure your hair is properly detangled. Start on dry/damp‐dry hair to which you will add your twisting product.
Products used for the actual twisting: Your favorite twisting product.

4. Defined Twist Out on Shorter Hair

Secretly Limitless shows that you can also achieve a beautiful twist out on shorter kinky hair. She uses bobby pins to help the twists lay prior to take down.
Products used for the actual twisting: Grace Virgin Coconut oil, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, and Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding (Unscented).

5. Curly Flat Twist Out

It’s Sharde uses perm rods to create this curly flat twist out.  Her hair was previously stretched via tension blow drying.
Products used for the actual twisting: Water, Jojoba oil, and Aloe Vera Gel.

6. 3‐Strand Twist Out

Phoenix Monroe is a type 4 natural who demonstrates a look that can work on 4c hair. The beauty of the 3‐strand twist out is that it gives you more definition and more of a curl than the usual two strand.
Products used for the actual twisting: Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curl Custard.

Which method do you use? Share your experience below!

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Chinwe,

Since I’ve tried towel drying my hair first for 20–30 minutes before styling (mentioned in your 2 hour method), I’ve had better twist outs. I let it air dry and apply Qhemet Biologics’ Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee. It lasts for about 2–3 days. I should mention that I leave the twists in for a day or two first. It’s amazing how much of a difference 20 extra minutes make.

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Darlyn

For my twist outs, I’ve noticed that curl creams (my personal fav is Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie) work better than pure shea butter.

DeeFresh
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DeeFresh

Thanks ! I really enjoyed these tutorials especially the one for my shorter hair. My TWA gets bored with me some days but the video was very helpful.

JenniD
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JenniD

You know many 4c ladies advocate for twist outs on dry hair but I find that they don’t hold a pattern ad well as when its done on wet hair. When I do twist outs on wet hair I do get the shrinkage but the twist out pattern will last for several days.Dry twist outs barely make it to the end of the day for me. Lotta body setting lotion is like the best kept secret for good twist outs and braid outs . It gives really nice hold without the crunch or greasy build up of gel, puddings or… Read more »

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Miss Gina Ray

I think 4cs advocate that for length purposes as wet sets mean more shrinkage. I agree with you on definition though. A twist out on freshly washed damp hair lasts much longer and is more defined for me. On dry hair by the end of the day, the definition is gone which means restyling. The dry set is ok for mid week refreshing but wet sets are the best. I’ve tried various products to do it (not a fan of gels at all) but there isn’t much difference between Jane Carter wrap and roll, pomade or hair cream like Qhemet’s… Read more »

Saturena
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Saturena

I agree about the setting lotion, works great even after the rainy day, I did this twist out with jojoba oil, Giovanni leave in conditioner, liquid setting lotion in spray bottle & Eco styler gel

NaturallyNeesh
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NaturallyNeesh

Twist outs are my fave now that I have a lil hangtime…I use shea butter only and I dont really all that care about definition for the most part but I like that it gives me stretch. I am thrifty so I have not purchased any commercial products in months. Great post and I subbed to all of these ladies.

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M2

I do my twist outs on dry hair as well. My hair is less dense than some other 4cs, so it helps it not look as thin. I have also switched to a mango butter base as opposed to a shea butter base and I like it better. I get more definition on tighter twists. The porosity of your hair may have something to do with how long your style lasts, so don’t forget that when assessing how long your style lasts.

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sash

Does anybody have any favorite products to recommend for well defined twist outs‐that also gives LOTS of shine? I swear if I could get definition, high intensity shine, AND moisture, my hair journey would be complete lol

Ty
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Ty

Entwine Couture Hydrator and Jelle Styler.

Mary
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Mary

I have these by Entwine and they weighed my hair down and made it dull. I gave them to my daughter‐in‐law and it did the same to her hair. To bad as they are so expensive. Glad I got them during the $10 days. Gave them to a friend to try, hope they work for her.

Mary
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Mary

Tonight I tried Design Essentials Twist and Set Lotion with the Honey Curl Forming Custard and got some decent shine. I have 4C hair and was pleasantly surprised.

Andrea
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Andrea

Thanks for the detailed tutorial. It’s the first on this subject that I actually got good technique from. KUDOS

Jocelyn
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Jocelyn

I love this site!!

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crazy sexy cool

To have a twist out with volume and definition, I NEVER use a comb. Finger detangling all the way (combs ruin my 4c curl definition). I twist my wet hair just after washing it, then I pin it to keep it stretched. I don’t unravel my twists before a few days (weeks actually, I’m a very lazy person when it comes to hair). I finally unravel them (sometimes using sweet almond oil) and as I’m often tempted to detangle my hair a lil bit I automatically create some frizz… Which I love. I end up with a mix of defined… Read more »

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Lioness8

Is this the Chinwe I know from LHCF back in 2008 that got married not too long ago??? This is Josette if this is you! Remember we went to PF Chang’s a long time ago to celebrate our birthdays. LOL! WOW! You’re making strides in the natural hair game!

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