Monday, January 9, 2012

Week FOUR: Ultra Defined Twist Out & I'm Having A BALL

Twistout on Natural Hair Using Jane Carter Nourish & Shine, and 3 weeks Low Manipulation Styling

Today is week four of my "no wash" twist and twist out styling. My hair feels so soft, my scalp is not complaining, my hair smells great, and styling has never been easier. I love to experiment and share what I find, so I hope you find this post helpful for your hair care journey. My main goal has been low manipulation, or better yet--no manipulation. These past 4 weeks have been the ideal setting for little or no manipulation of my hair strands, especially the ends. 

With that thought, I may well retain the 1/2'' that hair is said to grow over a four week period. On top of everything, I actually LOVED the styles. Sometimes in the past I've done low manipulation styling that I wasn't to in love with, and that can mess up your whole week.

Basically, my regimen while wearing the two strand twists was as follows:

Leave In Moisturizer: Jane Carter Nourish & Shine
Seal With: Jojoba Oil 
Wash: NONE
Condition: NONE
Anything Extra To Note: Sometimes I would allow steam to go into my shower cap, just for enough moisture to keep me soft and unbreakable. 
Night Time Maintain: Nothing Special. Just Moisturize with the Jane Carter Nourish & Shine, then sleep on a satin pillowcase. Sometimes I would ponytail with a scrunchie, just to get the hair out of my face.

The twistout seems to be a little more difficult to maintain. I used Castor Oil to keep my ends soft and moist. I still let a little steam pass through my shower cap. 
NIGHT TIME MAINTAIN: "Pineapple" Method (really I just put my hair in a high ponytail on the top of my head with a satin scrunchie). To moisturize, I put Castor Oil on my twist out.

I think I can get through the rest of the week with this twistout, but that will be the end of that! And that will take me to a full 35 days of low to no manipulation styling. I love it.

Ultra Defined Twist Out on Natural Hair


  1. im so happy i came across your youtube channel and then came across your blog. your hair is lovely, and so is your beautiful family. i think my hair text is similar to yours (you can see it in a video i posted on my website at keep doing what you are doing and stay fabulous

    1. @SRose Blog Thank you for the sweet message! I saw your website and just had to join. Our hair does look very similar! Thanks for joining us here, and I can't wait to see you in my blog list ;o)

  2. I'm enwrapped with your hair skills, so i too has just joined as you have some smart inspring idesa. I was googling jane carter as i want to buy some and through my search i came across you! I see someone has mentioned you're on you tube? May i have your youtube chnnel please. Yes, i am keeping it locked! lol

    1. I have to thank you for this message! My daughter told me I needed to link my Youtube Channel to this Blog, and I didn't listen to her! So, before I forget, my Youtube Channel is I have put a link on this blog as well (it should show up on every page now). 2nd, thanks for the words of encouragement. We appreciate you.