The other day I decided to twist my hair using[easyazon_link asin=”B003CTTZQQ” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”mochanatural-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Jamaican Black Castor Oil[/easyazon_link]with [easyazon_link asin=”B000ALDK1A” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”mochanatural-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera Gel[/easyazon_link]. I had co-washed my hair earlier that week with As I Am Coconut Cowash and did chunky twists. I’ve used aloe Vera gel in the past to slick my edges, but never for a twist out.

My Natural Hair Twist-out Process

I lightly dampened my hair with water.  Normally I would use my aloe Vera juice mix, but this time it was just plain water. Then I applied about 2-3 quarter sized amount of Jamaican castor oil and made sure that the entire hair was coated.  I then parted my hair in medium sized section, taking about a dime sized amount of aloe Vera gel and rubbed it into the section lightly finger detangling at the same time.  I two-strand twisted each section making sure to coil the ends with my fingers. By the time I was done I had approximately 10-15 twists. I put my satin bonnet on and went to sleep.

The Next Morning

I lightly  coated my hands with jojoba oil and unraveled my twists, separated, and also used a pick for fluffing.  I decided to wear my hair out in an afro.  The style held up pretty well in the heat.  That night I just re-twisted.

My Thoughts

I like the aloe Vera gel/Jamaican castor oil mix.  There were no flakes, my hair was a tad bit dry, but still kept in some moisture.  It was simple to do, the definition was pretty good and I liked the fact that all products used were inexpensive.  Water: free, Jamaican castor oil: approximately $6.00,  Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel: $3.00.  I think I would do this again, maybe using a styling cream in combination with the oil and the gel.

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