I have about three inches of very tightly coiled natural hair that is more often than not — in Afro Helmet status. My hair is very dry and tends to get crunchy when I do a twist out…until now. My absolute must have product for a twistout is a DIY combo of ingredients that my girlfriend shared with me. I modified the recipe to use products that I had on hand, to decrease the crunchiness and also to extend the life of the twistout.
- 2oz 100% Aloe gel
- 2.5 tablespoons of my special oil blend: Organic Argan oil, Macerated Carrot oil, Camellia Seed oil, Lemongrass essential oil, bergamot essential oil and vitamin E. I use this oil on hair and skin and I absolutely love it. You can use cold pressed Olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, safflower oil or a combination of all )
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2.5 tbsp Vegetable glycerin
- Wash and deep condition hair, towel dry in small sections, add mixture and do a two strand twist. The hair is going to dry out as you go along, so, mist with water before applying mixture and doing two strand twist. For best results, let the hair air dry. If you are pressed for time, sit under a hooded dryer on low to medium heat until hair is dry.