One of my favorite things to do with my hair is to find new ways to style my go-to hairstyles. I like to switch things up every once in a while. That led me to create this twist out hairstyle that is stepped up with a zig zag part. I’m showing you how I got this look!
Switching It Up
I’ve been rocking my natural hair in a wash and go style lately. Mostly because I’m lazy and it’s super easy to just wash my hair, add a styling product, and go. However, I finally decided to switch things up and do a two strand twist out.
It’s been a while since I tried out a two strand twist out hairstyle. I was excited to see how it would turn out. I love this style because it’s pretty simple to do (just takes some time). Also, the result is a super defined curl pattern.
The Twist Out Hairstyle Process
I washed my hair the day before and wore my wash and go out all day before attempting this style. I started on hair that was completely dry.
- Section hair into four parts to make it easier to manage.
- Take one of those sections and take a smaller section of hair within it to start with. Clip the rest of the hair out of the way. For an idea of how big the twists will be, I ended up creating about 5-7 twists in each of those larger 4 sections. So I had about 20-30 twists total. I had more twists because my hair is shorter. If you have longer hair you can probably get away with fewer twists. I also did not measure the size of the twists to make them exactly even. I just parted sections with my fingers trying to keep the twists about the same size.
- On that section of hair, spray it with water. Just a couple of spritzes will do. You don’t want to soak the hair because it will take much longer for your hair to dry. Follow that up by adding the hair products you’ll be using. I used the Blueberry Bliss Twist-N-Shout Cream from Curls. This product provides moisture and shine and smells just like blueberries! I followed that up by adding Assuage Hair Gel from Maple Holistics. I used this to really hold that curl definition. Again, just a small amount will do because you don’t want the hair to be over-saturated.
- After applying the products, detangle and smooth the products through your hair by combing with a Denman brush or wide toothed comb.
- On to the twisting! Split the section of hair into two even pieces and start twisting them around each other from root to end. Once I reach the end of my hair, I usually coil the twist around my finger to help seal the twist in place.
- Continue this process, moving from section to section until all of your hair is in twists. Check out the finished results below:
Styling The Two Strand Twist Out
I left the twists in overnight to let my hair dry. You could also just sit under the dryer until your hair is dry. In the morning, I removed the twists. I started by adding oil to my fingertips to help reduce frizz. I then unraveled each twist, starting at the root. Here’s my hair with each twist unraveled:
I went back into each section of hair and split the hair into smaller sections to add more volume. You want to make sure that you don’t split the sections too small because that can cause unwanted frizz. I also fluff my hair at the roots using my fingers to add volume. However, make sure to not run your hair through the curls or else you’ll lose that definition you worked so hard to get!
To add a little more pizzazz to this style, I sectioned a middle part in my hair. I created a zig zag part by using a comb to create a diagonal part from the front of my head toward right ear. From the end of that point, I created another diagonal part in the opposite direction toward my left ear.
I then took half of that front zig-zagged section and created a small twist, securing it with a bobby pin. Then, I did the same thing on the other side.
I love how fluffy my curls came out and how fun this look is!
Assuage Hair Gel
One product that I used for the first time for this hair look is the Assuage Hair Gel. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of results because it is an all-natural hair gel and I’ve never used a similar product before. I received the hair gel complimentary for review purposes.
One of the great things about this product is that it is all natural and includes ingredients that promote healthy hair growth, such as jojoba oil.
This gel is very lightweight, and more on the liquid side, which is different from other gels I’ve used.
This product is a mild styling gel. So, it didn’t work for my wash and go styling since I usually need a more heavy duty gel to hold my curls. However, this gel was perfect for this twist out style. It provided the right amount of hold without that crunchy feeling you get from a lot of gels. Since it’s so lightweight, it allowed my hair to stay light and fluffy.
Do you like to switch up your go-to hairstyles or do you like to stick with what works? How do you like to switch up favorite hairstyles?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!
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