I love Oyin, so so much, as you all know. Since I've had this hair installed I have been trying different products to see which works best and will help preserve the hair, while keeping it manageable and soft! Well, I had a good experience with Wonder Curl, a not so good experience with Miss. Jessie's and a GREAT experience with Oyin---I'm not surprised by this at all. I love all of Oyin's products and use them religiously on my loose hair too.
I figured this post may be helpful for those of you looking to invest in the Kurly or Kinky Collections offered by N-Zo Studios.
The above look is a chunky twist out that was achieved on damp hair.
What I did:
Spritz Hair with Jojoba/Water mix
De-tangled a wide tooth comb followed by the tangle teezer
Smoothed about a quarter size of Oyin's "Shine and Define" onto the hair
Used tangle teezer to distribute evenly
Twisted each section which left me with about 8 chunky twists
The trick to this was taking the twists out after about 20 minutes, the hair wasn't all the way dry which gave me an even chunkier/defined/expanded twist out. Another trick is to take down the twists with a light oil to smooth and reduce frizz. I also did not manipulate the hair much. I literally just unraveled the twist one by one and allowed them to air dry. My end result was big, soft, FLUFFY hair. The twist out is 3 days old now and still looks great! I protect at night by tucking the hair gently in a satin bonnet. The goal is to make the hair style last with little to no manipulation. I refresh in the morning with my water mix, a light misting always brings life back to the hair.