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June 8, 2015

Happy Monday, and I hope you had a great weekend!

Since I cut my hair, I’ve been using perm rods to style it. On Friday night I was feeling super lazy and just couldn’t bring myself to wash and set my hair though, so I tried flat twists in my short hair for the first time.

Trying Flat Twists on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying Flat Twists on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying Flat Twists on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying Flat Twists on Short Hair | via The Feisty House

I did 11 flat twists in my hair (6 in front, 5 in the back). I used Dove’s Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum to set the twists in my old, dry perm rod set from the past week. I slept in the twists overnight and unraveled them the next morning.

Trying Flat Twists on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying Flat Twists on Short Hair | via The Feisty House How to Fluff Your Twistout with a Pick| via The Feisty House How to Fluff Your Twistout with a Pick| via The Feisty House

Friday’s flat twists were basically the same twists I did over two years ago (that somehow went lowkey viral). I actually saw my face on Pinterest on Friday, and it inspired me to try the flat twists again! Do you remember the photo below?

Trying Flat Twists on Short Hair | via The Feisty House

Yep, that was two years ago, before I even dyed my hair or anything. I parted my hair the same way on Friday and unraveled the twists the same, but this time I used my pick to fluff out my curls. Using a pick makes a huge difference–I get way more volume, and my hair has great shape because of my cut.

Trying a Flat Twist Out on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying a Flat Twist Out on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying a Flat Twist Out on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying a Flat Twist Out on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying a Flat Twist Out on Short Hair | via The Feisty House Trying a Flat Twist Out on Short Hair | via The Feisty House

I loved how it turned out! I had so much volume, and because I’d rolled each twist into a bantu knot, I had nice fluffy curls all over my head. The style lasted two days without re-twisting, so I had big hair all weekend! When I went to sleep I didn’t cover my hair or pineapple or anything. I just slept on a satin pillowcase (on my side, so I wouldn’t smush my curls too much). In the morning I fluffed with the pick and that was it.

Flat Twist Out on Short Hair: Photo Tutorial | via The Feisty House

I liked not having to wash my hair in order to style it, but I know that I can’t start using flat twists regularly. My hair needs water, so I really should be washing and co-washing twice a week. Also, flat twists aren’t a low-manipulation style, and the constant pulling and tugging and re-twisting could mean breakage for my fine hair. And my hair tangles more easily in a twist-out than it does in a roller set, so I think I’ll stick to roller sets right now. It’s nice to know that if I ever wanted to switch it up (or if I was feeling super lazy and wanted to wait another day before washing or co-washing my hair) I could easily wear a flat twistout.

Last night I cheated and put my hair in flat twists again, so I’m wearing a twistout today as well…but I will be washing and deep conditioning tonight, and then my hair will be back on perm rods.

What’s your go-to style when you can’t wash and re-style? Let me know in the comments!

XO

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  • I really need to learn how to flat twist. I don’t why this method is complicated to me but it just is even with the help of YouTube… but I do LOVE your hair =)

  • Love your hair! I just don’t have it in me to do a single twist, braid, rod set nothing lol…

  • Noriecreates

    Your hair looks great! I admit that twist outs are my go to style as I’m still trying to learn what works best for my hair as a new natural!

    • Thank you! You’re on the track–just keep trying new things and you’ll definitely learn what works for you.

  • I loooooooove!!!!! You’re gonna hate me, but I think the flat twists you’re rocking with the shorter ‘fro has a lot more life than the longer hair was giving me a couple of years ago. I didn’t think it was possible, but yes it turned up the look even more imo heyyyy 🙂

  • Great curl definition

  • Flat twists with bantu knots on the end are like my favorite go to style!

  • Your hair looks so great! The definition is fantastic.

  • t olugbala

    Makeup and hair fleekin like a mug.
    xo