by Miss Leah of A Diamond Through the Fire
Remember I said I would be doing some new things for March … Well here is my first tutorial on how I do my Twist and Curl hairstyle. This is a staple style that’s been in my arsenal since last year and I love the way it turns out (most of the time). The steps are easy. You just need a few things:
- Favorite Shampoo (I’m partial to Giovanni 50/50)
- Favorite Conditioner (Again, I’m partial to Giovanni 50/50 and Aussie Moist)
- Perm Rollers (Featured HERE) I like these because the rod is skinny. A skinny flexi rod or straw and bobby pins would do the trick too.
- Favorite Moisturizer (I used Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie)
- Favorite Oil (I use any oil that’s within reach; this is just for sealing the ends)
- This style works BEST on clean hair, so give your tresses a good scrubbin’.
- Next, make sure that you condition your hair. I always end up following with a good deep conditioning just to make the hair extra soft, but that is totally up to you.
- You want to section the hair into 4 sections: part (with your finger) ear to ear and forehead to nape of neck.
- Within each section, you should section at least 4 sections.
- Smooth a light amount of moisturizer down the length of your hair and seal the end with oil and two strand twist the hair.
- Take your perm roller and roll the ends.
- Do this for each section of your hair.
- Sleep in a satin bonnet or set the style under a hooded dryer (I normally sleep on the style and it’s dry by the morning).
- Once dry, take down the rollers and undo the twists.
- Separate each twist 3 to 4 times, but make sure to do it gently or it will frizz up.
- Fluff and style and GO :). You should have cute ringlets that are bouncy and spring back when you pull on them.
- To maintain the look, I normally sleep with a satin bonnet. I bobby pin the side back where I normally lay my head (right side) and in the morning I’ll fluff and and reset some of the curls.
How to create a Twist and Curl FAIL
I have learned that using too much moisturizer or oil can result in a twist and curl fail. This just means the curls will not be defined. Also, taking down the twists while wet will have the same effect. If your 2 strand twists are too large, the curl will not be as defined either. The pictures below are my failed Twist and Curls.