Protective Patterns You Should Try For A Better Twist/Braid Out

June 27, 2016  |  

There comes a moment in every natural girl’s life when her twist out fails her, seemingly for no reason. You co-washed, detangled, moisturized, oiled, perfectly sectioned your hair, and applied just the right amount of a gel-based product to keep your ends tight. And yet, you woke up looking like you stuck your finger in a socket once you took down your twists or braids.

Sometimes it’s not the process or product that’s the problem, it’s the pattern you’re using to achieve a particular end result. For myself, straight back cornrows are the life-less, bald-headed devil. My hair’s not at a point yet where I can just unbraid/untwist and fluff, I have to go with the way my hair naturally “lays” which is a little high, loose, and voluminous on the top right and  more tightly curled and compact in the back. That means if I want a cohesive twist out, I have to part my hair a certain way and mix up the size of my twists for the texture of the given section of my hair.

Whether it’s texture that’s stressing you out or you’re looking to style your twist/braid out a different way, check out these natural wonders who twist and turn their hair in all sorts of directions at night to get the perfect twist/braid out in the morning.

A braid across your hairline can give you extra volume in the front and ensure your part stays solid once you take your braids/twists down.

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