Hair: Twist Out vs Braid Out

It’s not that I got bored with the same old twist outs, I was just excited to try something new. I hadn’t done braids in ages. 9 months of twisting, turns out, made me forget how. It took some doing, I un-braided and re-braided twice before it was worthy.

To be truly scientific I asked my Honeybee and friends what they thought of each style. The overall consensus to people not on a natural hair journey: it looks the same. Like a big, awesome bush, they said.

But I could tell.

Each had its own ups and downs. The braid out was wonderfully stretched. This is unprecedented for day one hair, but, on the down side, taking out the braids in the morning required ruining a few of the curls. This caused a frizzy ordeal that I find unacceptable. The front was so bad I had to twist and pin it out of the way. Which was cute, I guess, if that’s what I was going for. I should also mention that this was it. While one twist out can last 3, 4 or even 5 days depending on how I do it, this braid out needed redoing immediately. And ain’t nobody got that kinda time.

8 Months Braid Out

The twist out pictures are a bit darker cause it was an early morning on the way to work, but you can still see the glory of the curl.

9 Months

Can you tell the twist out curls are a bit tighter, but they last longer. By day 2 the curls are stretched the way I like em, but there’s still a day or two left before I have to re-twist.

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So you know who won that one for me. What do you think?