Washing Natural Hair | The Twisty Wash Method

For many years my hair and I have had a love/hate relationship. It's super thick and kinky/tightly coiled. Growing up people always said I had 'good hair'. When it came to washing my hair, there was nothing good about it. Which lead me to relaxing my hair in the 11 grade. Not only was it hard to manage, I didn't know what to do with it(styles).  But now with this Natural Hair Movement, I learned that my natural hair is versatile. I try new products, and methods, to see what works for my hair.  Which lead me to this method of washing my hair, I call it "The Twisty Wash Method."

Step 1 - Wet Hair.

Step 2 - Lather hair with shampoo(preferably organic, sulfate free..etc).

Step 3- Massage hair and scalp.

Step 4- Rinse out shampoo.

Step 5- Repeat steps 1-4.

Step 6- Apply your favorite conditioner. If you would like to do a deep conditioning treatment: add product, put on a shower cap, and let sit for 15 minutes-1 hour, or as directed on product instructions.

Step 7- Gently detangle by separating hair into small sections, brush to detangle, twist the hair, and then put a rubber band at the ends. You can use your hands to detangle, but I prefer to use the Revlon True Red Brush,  or  a Denman brush.  The purpose for the rubber bands are to prevent the hair from unraveling in Step 9.

Step 8. Repeat step 7 until all your hair is twisted.

STEP 9: **THE TWISTY WASH METHOD SECRET**- Thoroughly rinse out conditioner while your hair remains twisted. Tip: To be sure all product is removed from hair, wet and squeeze. 

Step 10: Remove excess water by squeezing or using a t-shirt/towel. Then style. I love to air dry my hair, but you can apply heat. Your choice. And you're done!

Your hair will be soft, and easy to manage, with little to no shedding. I also did a video if you would like to see exactly how I do it on my hair. Check it out.


  1. Oh wow! I've never seen this method but I understand the concept and will definitely try this. Thank you so much for sharing this because I hate washing my natural hair, but you make it look easy.

    1. Thanks Mira. I'm glad you found it helpful. :)

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    1. I'm glad you found it helpful. Thanks for stopping by.:)

  3. Caribbean QueenJuly 05, 2015

    When do you take out the rubber bands? Immediately after rinsing?

    1. Hey Queen! If you want your hair to air dry faster, I would definitely recommend removing the rubber bands, after rinsing out the conditioner. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.)


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