The “Stretched Twist” Twist Out


Bonjour!!! Whew! We’ve been busy ovah here tryna set off these TEEZ for our beloved BBH Fam, JUH! But had to break off this here tutorial on Baby Big Hair’s amazing twist out for Resurrection Sunday. We’ve been in straight protective mode for pretty much all winter w/our signature all over twists. BBH had been rockin hers for at least a good 4 weeks with a few touch ups at the crown and hairline to keep them right and tight. And anybody that knows twist outs, the longer in the bedda. So I decided we’d rock’em out for the the God Lord’s day (thankya!). I wanted a little bit of length for this one as well as refresh those frizzies and used a technique I did for her birthday last year that worked really well. I call it the “Stretched Twist, Twist Out”. TRUST, I’m sure I did not invent this technique but I promise you I feel like I’m doing something, LOL! Anywho, lets get to it, shall we??

Tools Used:

  • Yarn – big stash in black at the crib cuz I promise imma do yarn twists one fine day!!!
  • Flexirods – not pictured
  • Moisturizing Spray – we used our spray bottle mixture of water, Kinky-Curly’s Knot Today Leave In Conditioner and extra virgin olive oil (also recommend CARA B Naturally‘s Hair Mist)
  • Oil – exra virgin olive oil
  • Gel – Beautiful Curls Control Custard (see our review here)

Steps Used

First I sectioned off her hair in medium to large sections and lightly sprayed her twists w/our mixture. Then lightly patted in oil with oil rubbed hands. Well, it was more like I pressed it in by squeezing my hands together as I worked thru the section. Then I rubbed my hands with the gel and raked it thru, resealing her ends as needed.

Next with yarn, used I used the same technique as Ghana plaiting, or threading (see tutorial here), and bound the newly moisturized section by wrapping like so from the base to about an inch from the tip. See how how much longer the bound twists are on the left??stretched twist out

I used red ribbon here to better illustrate the wrapping technique. Check it:

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Our final results with the yarn looked like this… Can you find the twist that got away?? LOL!!

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We covered with her satin cap at night and let it set for Sunday morning. Next morning I carefully snipped the the yarn and let each section loose. Now the ends were a bit straight from the binding so I added a little more gel and curled them under w/flexirods. I was rippin and runnin so apologies for no pic, but trust me, very simple. Just grab the ends and roll like any old roller. Similar to our Twist and Flex Out post. If your in a bind, pipecleaners will do (please believe in “poor man’s Strawllers” as I call them, LOL). They were in her hair for about 20 mins at the most. I removed the rods and began to separate her twists.

Results:
Her twist out was GLORIOUUUUUUUUUUS!! THANKYA! *does lap ’round computer*

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OWEEEEEEE! She was feelin pretty fancy too! Of course with the drizzly weather, her hair was a little “swole” by the end of the day when we took our family pics, but you know I never mind a lil BIG HAIR, lol! Anywho a few more “fresh ‘do” pics..

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Go’Head Baby!

 

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