Twist and Curl: Silk Press Edition

Hello lovelies!

Today’s post is one from the archives. Another good hair day from 2016 that couldn’t make it to the blog in real time for a couple reasons. Better late than never, eh? 🙂 

This was one of my favourite twist outs of 2016. I prefer to style my hair dry and stretched so of course, I could not resist trying for a twist out back in April, when I got my silk press. You can read about my silk press experience here. I wore my hair straight for 8 whole days. To see how I managed to avoid reversion before I was ready to go back to my curls, I share 3 magic tricks here!

For this twist and curl, I used 2 styling products- Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter and Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La (reviewed here). I split my hair in 2 and used the Camille Rose on the left side and Aunt Jackie’s on the right. Trying 2 products at once is a pretty good way to compare them. This is a no-brainer, right? Well, for me it wasn’t. It was one of the lessons I learnt from the hair whisperer, Felicia Leatherwood when she visited Lagos in 2015. 26 more lessons HERE

So, as I was saying. I spritzed my hair with water before twisting with the stylers. Just a little bit, not enough to make my hair wet or revert. When I was done twisting, I curled the ends with some skinny perm rods. 

The next day at work, I took out the rods, loosened the twists and it was very pretty, if I do say so myself! 😛

Which side do you think did better? The left side (Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter) looks a little more defined than the right. Is it significant though? Not by much, or you tell me.

Curl La La is one of my favourite products. It’s at least half the price of the Almond Jai, so while I recognize that the Almond Jai sabi the work, I give some props to Curl La La for doing almost as well for much cheaper!

Curls poppin’!

The Twist & Curl is always lovely. See my first try here back in 2013 with a Midas Naturals butter. I don’t think they make this product anymore but their more recent butters should be even more clutch. Nobody makes butters like Midas Naturals. I am yet to see!

Alright guys. Let me know what you think of this style? Are you a twist & curl fan like myself? If your twist outs aren’t great on wet hair, you may want to give styling on dry, stretched (BUT MOISTURISED) hair a go!

Love,

AB,

xx