Top 8 mistakes to avoid making on braid outs and twist out

Mistakes are inevitable but can be avoided.

Hello mane embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

If you have always wanted to wear a bouncy, juicy and defined twist and braid out but you end up with a fluffy afro and a puff. I once was that girl though I didn’t stress much about perfecting them ASAP cos I loved my puffs.


Mastering twist and braid outs will depend on how you go about with your twists and braids, you know the saying “what you sow you reap.” Yeah, perfect your twists and braids first. Let’s get down to why you can’t perfect the twists and braid outs.

Twist out mistakes

Working with not properly detangled hair.
Detangle your hair before cleansing as you condition and right before twisting or braiding, you can’t afford a tangled mess. Hair with tangles and knots will give you a rugged and tangled twist and braid out. Always detangle your hair properly before wearing any style, a tangle and knot free hair will give a gorgeous hairstyle.

Trimming and Dusting.
Damaged and split ends are a recipe for a rugged, tangled and messy twist and braid out. Trim or dust the ends for a defined, fluffy and lush twist and braid outs.

Sectioned hair for wash day

Equal sections.
Sectioning your hair is as important too. Your to twist and braid sections should be equal. We all have done it, the borrowing from one section cos the sections weren’t equal and almost ends up with frizz and a tangled twist and braid out. Always work with equal sections for a bomb twist and braid out.


Not using the right products.
Finding the right products for your hair texture is super important when it coming to nailing any style. Get a cream like moisture miracle curling cream for your twists that will give defined, fluffy twist and braid outs. Some leave in conditioners will give defined twists and braid outs too, like mikalla moisture boost works for me all the time.

Using too much or little product.
It’ll take you sometime to figure out the right amount for your hair but it worth the trials to get it right. As usual start small as you progress. Too little may not give you the definition and too much will weigh down your hair and most probably not dry by the time you taking down the twists and braids.

mistakes on twist outs

Not completely dry.
No one likes frizz on their hair and taking down your twists and braids still wet will get you that. Ensure your twists and braids are completely dry before taking them down. Squeeze the twists and braids on your finger to check if dry, if you notice moisture on your finger it ain’t time yet.

The take down
How you take down your twists and braid out matters. First, don’t use your nails if you have any broken nails or art work that would ruin your hair. Gently take down the braids and twists.


Too much fluffing.
I know you want your hair full, show off the volume but too much of everything….. Fluffing and separation is okay when done moderately. Go slow with your hair pick and choose whether you want definition, volume or both.

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What’s one thing that messed up your twist and braid outs?

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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