Tips & Techniques for Maintaining a Hair Twist for Beginners

Maintaining a twist can be challenging, but it is well worth the effort. It is a type of hairstyle that involves twisting two strands of hair around each other to create a spiral effect. The result is a sleek, stylish look that can be both elegant and playful. However, twists can also be hard to keep neat. It is essential to take the time to learn how to maintain twists properly.

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Avoid Using Heat Without Heat Protection

One important thing to remember is to avoid using too much heat without a protector. Too much heat can damage the hair, causing it to become dry and brittle. It can also cause the coils to loosen, resulting in a frizzy and unmanageable look. If you must use heat, use a heat protector like the Iles Formula Curl Revive,  or Iles Formula Finishing Serum which will protect hair up to 450 degree Fahrenheit and humidity the worst offender of frizz.

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Keep Your Twist Nurtured and Healthy

The best way to keep your kinky hair healthy is to use excellent home care. You should avoid using any products that contain alcohol, sulphates or parabens. The Iles Formula Hair Mask is a cherry on the cake for a once or twice a month Spa treatment for your scalp and hair to keep it pristine moisturized and healthy.

Post cleansing, it is important to also ensure the hair is dried correctly to avoid any chance of frizz The Iles Formula Turban Towel is a very soft cashmere type inside that sucks out excess water fast and dries hair without provoking unwanted  frizz. 

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Protect Your Twists at Night

Taking care of them at night is significant if you want your kinky twist to last. Sleeping on twists can cause hair to weaken  . Here are some of the steps to avoid breakage and frizz:

  • First, invest in a satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases can cause friction that leads to frizz and breakage. Satin, on the other hand, is smooth and gentle on your hair.
  • Second, avoid sleeping with your hair wrapped in a tight bun or ponytail. It can put unnecessary strain on your scalp and lead to breakage. Instead, loosely arrange your twists on top of your head before bed. The Iles Formula Twilly Silk Hair Tie is perfect for any hair updo.
  • Third, apply a light serum to your scalp before bedtime. It will help to keep your scalp moisturized and prevent dryness and itchiness.

Iles Formula Twilly Silk Hair Tie

Use High Quality High Performant Products

Use perfectly PH balanced haircare. If its high performant like Iles Formula it works on all hair types ,conditioning and moisturizing without residue, so never a chance of breakage.

Be Careful When Brushing

When you have twists, it's essential to be careful when brushing them. You don't want to pull too hard and cause breakage. Instead, gently use a wide-toothed comb (like the Iles Formula Conditioner Distribution Comb) or even your fingers to detangle the knots. Start at the bottom and work your way up. If you find it hard to tangle some parts of your hair, use a small amount of Iles Curl Revive Serum to unravel them. Once you  have the knots removed, use a soft-bristled brush to smooth it down. Be sure to brush in the direction of the twists to avoid causing any damage. 

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Twists are a fun, versatile style you can wear in many ways. Maintaining a twist can be a bit of a hassle if you're not used to it, but once you get the hang of it, it's not that bad. Just remember to be gentle with your hair, use a good conditioner, and don't forget to moisturize  and protect. Twists can be so stylish and  relatively low maintenance.

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