Two-Strand Twist Out Using New Products

Ok loves, I posted this on my Instagram but also wanted to share with you ladies on le blog on some of the new products I’ve been using for my two-strand twist out.

I tried a mixture of products this time from Carol’s Daughter, Mixed Chicks, and Twisted Sista and I was very pleased with the results!

Here’s what I used:

1. Eden Natural Hair Oil in Peppermint Tea Tree (got in my curlBOX subscription).
2. Twisted Sista Curl Activator Cream (can be found at Walmart)
3. Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner (can be found at Target)
4. Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Sulfate-free Shampoo (can be found online)
5. Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner (can be found online)

Ahhh unruly brows! lol jk

So here’s what I did … my technique hasn’t changed too much from when I first showed you my twist out back in my blonde days. Maybe just a tad bit bigger sections.

I washed my hair with the Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla shampoo (which smells amazing btw and also didn’t leave that “too-squeaky clean” feeling on my strands). Then I followed up with my favorite deep conditioner by Mixed Chicks and left it on for about 10 minutes and rinsed. After washing and conditioning, I gently dabbed by hair with a towel, and sprayed the Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla leave-in conditioner generously in my hair. Followed that up with my Twisted Sista Curl Activator and again applied a generous amount to the top part (the longest) and a little bit on the sides and back. 

After gently finger combing the products through my hair, I take about 1-1/2 inch sections, separate it, then twist it all the way to the end. I do this on just the areas of my head where the hair is longest. Just for a little extra TLC and scalp love, I sprayed the Eden’s Natural Peppermint Hair Oil on a few open scalp areas and massaged it in with my fingers. Tingly hehe

Pop a bonnet on and go to sleep …. eight hours later, I gently unravel the twists with a little bit of serum on my fingertips to give it a little extra shine and to control any frizz. If you find that you’re hair isn’t all the way dry, take a diffuser and hit the spots that are still damp, then take the twists out.

Here’s the finished product….I’m happy :)

I want to hear about some of your favorite products you use to two-strand twist your hair … or your favorite products in general! Leave them in the comments so I can check them out :)


Updated Natural Hair Routine

It’s about that time that I do an update on my night time natural hair routine! In my last post (almost a year ago), my hair was shorter, blonde, and I was using a different set of products. Here’s my update:

I still use the same two-strand twist technique. Depending on how I want my curls, I’ll alternate between making the sections bigger or smaller. In the pictures above, I went with slightly larger sections.

1. I wash my hair with Mixed Chicks shampoo and follow up with the Mixed Chicks leave-in deep conditioner (from the No Frizz Trio set). I let that sit in my hair for 5-10 minutes, comb it through, and then rinse.

2. I towel dry so that my hair is still a little damp, and apply a decent sized scoop of the Mizani Moisture Stretch throughout (Mizani Perfect Curl (below) and Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner are two other favs of mine to use). 

3. After two-strand twisting my hair section by section, it ends up being in about 15 twists total on the top. I leave the back and sides of my hair alone and address that part in the morning.

4. Below are the products I am currently using: (L to R) Mixed Chicks Hair Silk ($11.99), Mizani True Textures Moisture Stretch ($19.95), spray water bottle ($1.19), and Mizani True Textures Perfect Curl Defining Cream Gel ($17.95)


5. I sleep with a silk scarf or bonnet over my head throughout the night, then in the morning take the Mixed Chicks serum (any moisturizing serum is good), squeeze a little on my fingers and take out one section at a time.

6. I fluff the roots with my fingers to make sure there are no noticeable sections showing. I use the water bottle to spray the sides and back of my hair, and apply the Mizani Moisture Stretch to freshen up that area while finger twisting those curls.

Tip: Don’t play with your hair too much when styling or you could cause extra frizz. But if you’re into that look ….get it girl :)

7. All done :)