Don’t get it twisted, You can nail a bomb twist out.

Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. On to Mane Motivation Monday & it’s a twist out motivation like a how it started and how it’s going thing.

My first ever curl defined twists

This is my very first defined twist out. You have no idea how excited I was, my hair was fairly long & had less volume but I loved it as it was. I mean I ain’t depleting my products after a couple of weeks or complaining about the change in product’s consistency.

I used movit curling cream to achieve the look. I don’t use the product anymore, haven’t used it for the last 3-4 years or so. Started out with freshly washed, conditioned and damp hair, applied the curl cream on the section before twisting. Can’t recall how long I had the twists before unravelling but the results were amazing.

My second twist out & one of my favorite pictures. 

Twistout

I achieved this look by just twisting my heat-stretched hair, left the twists for days or probably a week before unravelling. How gorgeous is it, I’m still obsessed with the picture.

My second favorite twist outs.

I have had a couple of failed twist out since I stopped using heat and curling cream. I would only use a  leave -in on my braid-stretched hair & only the front part of my hair would have a beautiful curly & defined twist out. The texture at the front part is quite different from the rest of my hair & has a different growth rate or so I think. Since I could only nail the twist out at the front part, this was my signature look.

I changed my leave-in from movit leave in to mikalla total moisture boost which would give me curls when I applied on damp hair & that’s how I ended up with defined & gorgeous twist outs every single time.

Transitioned from twisting my hair when damp to twisting it when dry after cleansing, deep conditioning and moisturizing. I still got the definition and the best part with twisting dry hair is you get more length though the damp hair gives me better curls or definition.

Lately, I don’t have to use a particular product for a bomb twist out as long as the product moisturizes my hair & also the fact that I fully transitioned to my natural curl pattern makes it achievable every single time. The interesting part is I no longer stress about achieving a bomb twist out, all I want is for the twists to last me 2-3 weeks. Twists are perfect low manipulation or protective style.

Lately, I just comb out my twist to an Afro or hold into a puff

The motivation today is;

  • Enjoy where you are in your journey & love your hair in whichever state or stage you’re in.
  • Figure out which products or methods works best for you.
  • Be patient & don’t get disappointed when your hair doesn’t turn out like your favorite blogger’s at first trial. We all started somewhere.

All I am saying is keep trying, enjoy every step of it & be patient.

Curling creams you can try the next time you wanna give twist outs a chance;

Marini “curl me pretty” curling butter

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Sheth naturals curl cream

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Aunt jackie’s curl defining custard

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Saru Organics curl pudding

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Dew point Naturals curling cream

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Have you nailed twist outs or still on the trial phase? Get tips for a bomb twist outs here

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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