The Perfect Twist-Out for Your Daughter’s Back-to-school Look

The Perfect Twist-Out for Your Daughter’s Back-to-school Look

Get your daughter confident and ready to go back to school with mommy-and-me hair time.

With the new school year around the corner, we know parents are trying to do everything they can to make their kids’ transition from summer break to back-to-school as smooth as possible. And we know they want their children feeling confident to take on the new year.

One of the ways Jasmine, a MBIB community member and professional esthetician, helps instill this confidence in her 5-year-old daughter Jada is with mommy-and-me hair time! We wanted to learn more about Jasmine and her daughter’s special bonding time, so we interviewed her to get the inside scoop. Read on for her favorite memories and how-to steps to recreate the perfect twist out hairstyle with your little one.

MBIB: As you prepare to send Jada back to school, how do you make hair time special and fun?
Jasmine: I try to make this time all about her and making her feel beautiful. Especially in this image-driven society, I want to instill self-confidence in her at an early age by reminding her of how beautiful she is, inside and out.

I also focus on making her comfortable since it’s a somewhat long process. I place a towel under her neck and gently comb out her hair before washing it. Sometimes she reads a book or does her doll’s hair as I’m doing hers.

MBIB: What are the steps for creating a twist out?

1. First, I gently comb out Jada’s hair before washing, as it’s very thick and curly. Beginning with this step makes the process more manageable for me and comfortable for her!

2. Second, I wash and condition with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2 in 1. She loves the coconut scent! Tip: Place a rolled towel underneath her neck for added comfort.

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3. After washing (and lots of laughs), I pat dry her hair with a t-shirt and create 6 large flat twists. Tip: Using a t-shirt instead of a towel will reduce frizziness! For extra definition, I apply flexi-rods to the end of each twist.

Flat Twists

4. Once Jada’s hair has completely air dried, it’s time for the fun part! I unravel the flat twists and fluff it up to her liking.

5. To finish off the look, I apply Hello Hydration Conditioning Mousse and styling gel for extra hold and some of her favorite accessories.

6. Next Day: In order to keep Jada’s hair fresh for another day, I re-twist it right before bed and cover it with a silk scarf to lock in the moisture and shine. In the morning, I unravel her flat twists and fluff all over again!

Next Day Hair

MBIB: What are Jada’s favorite ways to accessorize her twist out?
Jasmine: She loves anything girly: bows, headbands and barrettes. I take her shopping to find her favorite accessories and then we pick out which hairstyle she wants together.

MBIB: What fun memories have you and Jada shared during hair time?
Jasmine: When I’m finished with her hair, Jada loves taking selfies! It makes me so happy because I can tell she feels good about herself when we’re done. One time, she made me laugh so hard because she looked at herself in the mirror and said “Mom, my hair is on fleek!”

What are your favorite ways to style your daughter’s hair for the back-to-school season? Let us know in the comments below!

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Let us know how your daughter's hair turns out Mworrill15!

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Love this will have to try this on my daughter's hair

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Jada's hair looks beautiful and very healthy, was she named in honor of JP-S?

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