Two Strand Twists With Extensions

Creating Two Strand Twists With Extensions can be done two different ways; with a weave or singular strands of bulk hair. The two strand twists can look natural with extensions. Wash and condition your hair as normal, no matter which type of extensions you are going to use. If using bulk hair extensions, you will also need some form of cream or water-based hairstyling gel.

The Weave
Picking out a weave to attach to your normal hair will be easiest by visiting a salon that specializes in African American hair and accessories. It’s best to pick out a weave that is the same color and texture to your own natural hair. The length of the weave will depend on how long you want your two strand twists to be. You can get as creative as you want with this weave. After you have it picked out, putting your hair into cornrows will be next.

The weave will then be sewn directly to the cornrows. In order to hide the tracks of the weave, be sure to leave enough hair out of the cornrows. This can be achieved by taking a comb and parting the hair starting at one temple and going all the way across your head to the other temple. Once the weave has been sewn to the cornrows, this hair that was left out can be straightened with a flatiron and placed over the tracks on top.

Singular Strands
To make these two strand twists look natural, you will need to attach the desired length of strand with a bobby pin to your sections of hair. You can make the sections as large as you want, just keep in mind that this is how thick the twist is going to be. Braid the strands in with your natural hair. If you braid down at least an inch, this will be enough to secure it.

Once the braiding is complete, take the hair and divide it into two strands, since that is all you need for this hairstyle. Create your twists down the entire length of your hair and secure with a small elastic band. These methods of two strand twists with extensions work with all textures of hair and can be done by novices with little difficulty.

About The Author

My goal is to teach myself and others about our beautiful black hair and to have a place where we can come together to get examples, advice, and information of black hair growth and hairstyles. Whether you have permed, pressed, or natural hair its still black hair and it's beautiful.

2 Responses

  1. Reselande Dorrelus

    Hellow I been having a hard time finding the type of hair used for braiding natural hair in two strand twist. I found a page on this site with pictures of people with two strand twist that looks very natural. could someone please tell me what are some good hair brands. I found some at my local beauty supplie store but those hairs are very rough and they feel like they would itch my neck and back. Please tell me what brand is used on those pictures I like all the styles.
    Thank you.

  2. Brenda

    Kanekelon hair is good brand. Some packs are fuller than others. Urban Expression is fuller. I too thought the hair felt rough and would itch but it doesn’t. I had my hair braided for the first time as an adult in October, took braids out Christmas Eve, deep conditioned with coconut oil and shea butter and gave my hair and scalp a tea rinse and had hair braided again. I keep my hairline massaged with Jamaican Black Castor Oil. The hair will not itch even though it feels rough in the package. I know you will look pretty.


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