A twist-out is a super-easy and versatile hairstyle created by putting two-strand twists throughout your hair, letting them air dry, and separating them. It can translate into anything from a ‘fro-hawk to a top puff as the week wears on. But, you’ve got to get all the elements right — the products and the technique — if you want a full week of changing up your look. Here’s what to use to get your hair looking perfect every time:
1. DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum
A fresh style needs fresh strands, and DevaCurl’s cleansing serum makes your hair clean, without stripping it of moisture.
2. Ouidad Advanced Climate ControlDefrizzing Conditioner
You can actually start fighting frizz in the shower (it’s true!). Ouidad’s smoothing conditioner keeps the fuzzies at bay and makes your hair feel absolutely divine when you rinse it out.
3. DevaCurl Melt Into MoistureConditioning Mask
Matcha Green Tea Butter goes to work on your hair making it so soft, you’re never going to want to stop touching it.
4. Klorane Leave-in Cream with Mango Butter
A leave-in is an absolute must for maintaining moisturized curls over a long period of time. Mist small sections of your hair after stepping out of the shower and blotting your hair with a microfiber towel. (Pro tip: An old, clean t-shirt works just as well.)
5. Living Proof No-Frizz Nourishing Oil
Seal in the moisture from your leave-in with this oil, a favorite of Allure editors. Oh, and that smell? Heavenly.
6. Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage & Anti-Frizz Styling Cream
Before twisting, apply this stuff to each section of your hair that you’re going to twist. By the time it all dries and you take it out, you’ll be left with an elongated, defined curl pattern.
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