Fall/winter, Braid-out/ Twist-out Routines

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  1. Vshanell

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    I managed to do a small cornrow in the front (just practicing because I can't cornrow well) and I'm amazed at the definition! Much better than single plaits. I need to get better at this. Here's a pic of one section I took down just to see how it looked.
     

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    @Pokahontas, very pretty! I always get the best definition and hold with cornrow braids. Plaiting only gives me soft waves.
     
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    I think I'm gonna try this method for my next twist out. I hate soaking wet hair so I will put the twists in a turbie twist when done.
     
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    So this is actually a re-braid out. I didn't like the first one so I moisturized and rebraided. I love this one. Braid placement makes all the difference. This is only two braids with a satin roller on the ends. It may be too frizzy for some people but I like it. I hope I can replicate this after a shampoo.
     

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    Very pretty, looks nice and soft!
     
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    Welp I'm a glutton for punishment. I'm attempting a twist out. I washed and deep conditioned my hair today. I put in fifteen twists on wet hair with Camille Rose curl love and almond jai twisting butter. My twists have been in for about three hours. I'm about to sit under dryer for a while because they are still pretty wet. I don't think they will be dry in morning if I don't. I'm pretty sure I will have do a wash n go in the morning.... On another note the twisting butter felt awesome.
     
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    My twist out on Saturday....
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    Very pretty....you and your hair :2inlove:
     
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    Can you guys get your hair to air dry over night? I miss braid outs, but now my hair is still wet in the morning.
     
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    I can see myself doing this a lot when my hair gets longer. I would leave some conditioner in my twists. I like how smooth my ends are with fresh out the shower twists/bantu knots.
     
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    Nice! It looks like you still have twist in.
     
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    Yessss I need this thread! Your braidouts are lovely, ladies! After my wash routine today I did 7 braids so we'll see how it comes out tomorrow:nervous2:
    I've never had a decent braid out, but I haven't tried in years. And I really took my time applying products, parting, all that instead of rushing and half assing it lol
     
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    Are you opposed to quickly running a blow dryer over the braids? I did my braids early in the afternoon, but they still felt a bit damp before bed and I didn't want to risk anything so I put my dryer on low heat and swirled it over each individual braid for a minute or two then switched to cool. Not long enough for them to dry completely, but just enough so that I know they will be able to dry overnight :yep:
     
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    I tried once. But I guess I didn't blow dry it long enough.
     
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    That's probably because I leave my twist in for so long before I take them out. Also, I didn't fluff or seperate my hair after I took out the twist. I usually let my hair fluff up on it's on once I undo the twist.
     
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    Well had another twist out fail. I turned it to a bun. IMG_3109.JPG
     
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    do you have a hooded dryer? mine wouldn't dry without at least 20 minutes underneath it.
     
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    Very nice bun. I can't get them right either.

    Sorry to hijack the thread but I've been following your progress and your hair looks fabulous and has grown tremendously. You're actually a big inspiration to me and have given me the courage to wash n go.

    Signed,
    A Fan from the Sidelines
     
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    Awww you're so sweet thanks. It is definitely a journey.
     
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    Didn't turn out all that great, but whatever. I had to pin the sides back because my roots were super straight but the bottom was really curly and I had this weird triangle shape going on with my hair. I wish I could do a half way decent french braid. Tonight I'm gonna try again and position my braids higher so that I don't have flat roots.
    On the plus side my hair is super soft! Thanks to Silk Elements pure oils leave in:yep::lick:
     

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    So I tried a twist out with the mane choice crystal orchid biotin hair gel. It actually came out okay!

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    Looks nice, I love a big, fluffy and juicy twist out! So did you only use gel? How many twists?
     
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    I used Tresemme serum as my leave in with the gel on top! I think I used maybe 14 twists total
     
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    I tried Napp's twistout method and it's not for me. Maybe someone with thicker and less fine hair than mine. My twists looked anorexic lol. The curls looked and felt really good but my hair was going in weird directions with no shape and I had parts that I could not get out.
     

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    Did more braids this time and braided my hair more wet than usual. I followed Brandi's method. I had to do a lot of fluffing and separating but I ended up liking it.
     

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    I'm kinda proud of myself for going back to braid outs and making them work for me. I had given up on them so many times. It took a long time to get it right and they still can be in consistent at times but I think I'll just get better at it with practice.
     
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    My results are inconsistent as well, especially now that the weather has changed. My last twist out was a fail using Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Creme and the Twist and lock gel. I ended up having to bun. Prior twist-outs with this combo came out great...go figure.:look:
     
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    Up late/early packing for our trip.

    Took down my twists with the results pictured below.

    Products:
    First use of 22nd Century Natural Woman bar soap and "deep conditioner" (see dedicated thread for reason for the quotation marks).

    Method: Cleanse and detangle with poo bar. Rinse out. Twist in and steam in "DC." Let dry overnight. Rinse out whatever percentage of the "DC" you like, leaving some in the hair. Wear twists under SLAP all day the next day, then take them down.

    Take down: Unravel by holding one half of the twist at its end, gently pulling down, and letting the twist unravel itself. Pull one unraveled half of the twist apart by splitting the half down the middle. Do the same with the other half. Pick at roots as desired.

    Please excuse the tired/serious face. Long day and night.
     

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    You guys!! I'm so happy! I finally got a decent twist out!! I tried flat twisting for the second time last night on dry hair that had already been twisted the night before. I finally got the hang of thetechnique after watching a few videos and here are my results! Not perfect, but I'm going to keep at it. I also need to find some better products but not too bad. Excuse my face. I had woken up about 15 minutes prior to the pic
     

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    That came out great, looks really pretty!
     

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