Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places-even a McDonald’s commercial.  I’ve been trying to break out of the mold and do something different with my curls and lately the twist out has been my style of choice.  Basically it’s just a matter of dividing my hair into sections and taking two strands and twisting them with the product of my choice.  I usually let it dry and then untwist and voila!

Wavy, springy curls.

However, after seeing McDonald’s chicken nuggets commercial starring Teyonah Parris, of Mad Men, I decided to wear my twist out in stages.  That is, after taking out the twists, a little less separation and fluffing of the strands so that it’s more of a low crinkly look  like shown in the first part of the commercial.  Then after a couple of days, I separate, fluff and stretch my strands until I have some volume.  I haven’t quite gotten to the last commercial picture, but it get’s better each time.

I also liked seeing the curly, highlighted fro in the Special K commercial.  While I don’t think it’s a twist-out exactly, I’ll admit that with shrinkage my twist-out begins to look like this (just a little smaller and shorter) after a few days. So it only took one time for someone to yell out “Macy Graaaaay”, as I was walking down the street, for me to avoid that style all together.  In fact, this is when I usually rush to wash and restyle, but now I realize, it really is a look.  I may rock it.

Have you ever unintentionally, discovered “a look” that works for you?

Here’s what I do for my twist out.

I wash, then follow with a leave-in conditioner.

Detangling is a must.  If you don’t have to, count your blessings.

I separate my hair into sections and then create about 10-15 twist.

I use a small amount ( just a dab) of product-enough to put on my finger tip for each twist.  This helps lock in the curl pattern.

I make sure that there are separate twist for the back where my hair is longer, to help counteract shrinkage.

Air dry.  ( I have cheated with a blow-dryer) but I don’t undo the twist.

The next morning, I separate each twist, using a moisturizer or oil to add shine.

Tip: Some days, I don’t take it down at all.   I may decide to pull the twist back into a bun and wear that for a day or two with a cute hair clip. Just one extra style for the road!

Products:  I use Devachan or Kinky Curly to help lock in the curl pattern.  For shine/moisture I use Devachan’s Mirror Curl or sometimes olive oil.

If your curls rock, tweet me: #MyCurlsRock @RainyDayDiva

To see Teyonah Parris full commercial click here.

Source: YouTube,

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3 Responses to “My Curls Rock! Twist-outs On TV”

  1. 1

    Sara Naomi — May 24, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    I love it.

  2. 2

    toni — May 24, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    very innovative!

  3. 3

    Vicki — May 27, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Go head (no pun intended) with your Macy Gray self, rock it with confidence.