Damage Control: How to Save a Twist Out From Being a Complete Mess

How To Save Twist OutWe’ve all been there. What we thought was going to be a dope twist out turns out to be a dud. If you start to take down your twists and can see your style isn’t turning out so hot you can take action to prevent things from going further downhill.

Here are the top 3 reasons why your twist out results suck:


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  • The product you used didn’t work out for you (more about finding the best natural hair product)
  • Your ends need to be trimmed (stringy ends will ruin this style)
  • Your hair didn’t dry completely

See 5 more possible causes as to why your twist out turned out to be lack luster in this post: 8 Reasons Why Your Twist Out Failed.

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Once you see that the twist out isn’t going to be what you had hoped, unfortunately there isn’t any going back. You don’t want to make the situation any worse and hopefully the goal is to save the style; get ready to do some damage control!

#1 Avoid over fluffing and picking your hair, this will make it more frizzy.

#2 Do separate your strands a max of only 2 times and make sure you lightly oil your hands before going to work.

#3 If your hair isn’t dry and you don’t have time to wait, blow dry  your hair (ideally with a diffuser attachment for even heat distribution). Try to wait until it is thoroughly dry if at all possible.

Try These Style Savers

Tuck n Roll Natural Hairstyle
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Create a textured updo by tucking, rolling and pinning your hair into place. It’s the perfect way to hide a potential hair disaster.

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Use an elastic stretchy headband for a curly ponytail puff or textured bun.

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3 Responses to Damage Control: How to Save a Twist Out From Being a Complete Mess

  • My hair is extremely damaged due to medications. It continues to break everyday. Since the meds I’m taking are helping my condition, I’ve decided to remain on them. I will no longer perm my hair as a result and I’ve decided to go natural. I swore I would never go natural but at this point I have no choice. I’m extremely nervous and could use some encouragement.

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