How Not to Do a Twist-Out on ‘Caucasian’ Hair


As someone with naturally curly hair, when it’s not locked, I never had the need for a twist-out to achieve curls, and never want to spend more than 30 minutes doing my own hair. But understandably, there are those women out there who’ll spend countless hours to get the perfect twist-out. For those not familiar with the term “twist-out,” here’s an example:

Now, we all know that there are hundreds of types of hair textures out there. And personally, I don’t lay claim to a hairstyle. Do what you want with your hair. I remember back in the day, my white friends always wanted to take their hair from straight to curly, and when I was in middle school or high school, there was no such thing as a YouTube tutorial. But nowadays, if you happen to fall down the rabbit hole of tuts on YouTube, you’ll be there for hours.

And that’s exactly what happened to this poor woman who was brave enough to share her twist-out experience on Snapchat:


I almost fell out when she said, “Apparently, it’s only supposed to be done on African hair, not Caucasian hair.”

Well, Ms. Anonymous Snapchatter, there is one white woman out there who has successfully appropriated the twist-out:

Seriously, Val has some interesting tuts:

I don’t even know what she’s doing in that video. But it looks like a lot of work.

I hope the woman in the Snapchat video successfully achieved her twist-out look eventually. Because Rick James would never walk out of the house looking like that.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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How to do a twist out on Caucasian hair? Don’t. Go get a curling wand or a perm and call it a day.

That last screen shot of the woman w/the Curl Formers and flexirods on one side head and aluminum foil and a flat iron on the other is the epitome of “doing too much.”