I love twist outs. They give my hair more volume and give my curls a different look. Sometimes my twist outs are simply awesome. Then, there’s those other times when every strand on my head seems to betray me. Failed twist outs happen.
When my twist out doesn’t look consistently defined throughout, it’s considered a total fail in my book. There’s different reasons for why a twist out may not come out as planned but we won’t get into that right now.
The Failed Twist Out
When, you have a failed twist out, you have to find a way to save it. After all that hard work you did, no sister. Something’s gotta give! The other option is to just stay home (probably not an option when you have to work to make a living).
The day I had my worst twist out ever seemed to be when I took my meticulous little time to twist each section to perfection (or so I thought).
I always twist the night before, sealing the ends and sleeping with a satin scarf and bonnet. When I wake up and my twists are still wet, that’s when things get really bad.
The sad part is it can happen even when i’m working with dirty (well not freshly washed hair). Here’s a failed twist out that I managed to save:
Not too bad. As you can see, I had to employ a designer satin scarf to save this twist out. I purchased a bunch of pretty scarves in bulk once and this one came in handy right on time.
A failed twist out doesn’t have to ruin your day. As long as you have pretty accessories, you can save that twist out by doing one of the following:
- Converting the twist out into a 1/2 up 1/2 down hairdo
- Putting your hair in a loose textured bun.
- Pinning some sections up for a unique curly hairstyle
Do you have problems with failed twist outs?
If so, do you save the curls or just throw your hair in a pony or bun?