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.
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.
#lovebeingnatural : )