Many women like the look of cornrows, but this is a very difficult hairstyle to get the hang of. For a similar hair style that produces the look of cornrows, without the hassle, a flat twist out on relaxed hair or natural hair can be just what you’re looking for. Cornrows are like a type of braid that is placed close to the scalp, while a flat twist uses only two strands of hair.
Since this hairstyle only uses two strands, it makes it much easier to create on your own. Even if you are new to creating your own hairstyles, the flat twist is one that you should be able to perform with little frustration. This is a very versatile hairdo as well, since it can be combined with curls, rod-sets, and even Bantu Knots.
The first decision you will have to make when creating a flat twist hairstyle is what type of pattern you would like; zig zag rows, diagonal, or any other type you can think of. If this is your first time doing this type of hairstyle, it might be easier on you to stick with making straight rows. Once you feel you have the hang of it, then you can get creative with your design.
Two keys to making this hairstyle work well is by using two strands of hair that are the same thickness and making the flat twist as close to the scalp as possible. If you make the twist too loose, it will come apart before you are ready for it to. The rows can be as far apart or as close together as you like, but make sure the two strands used for each row are even.
It doesn’t matter if you start with dry or damp hair, just make sure to add a bit of oil for sheen. Also, it will be helpful if you have some type of design cream available to keep the hair smooth as you are working with it. When you don’t use any cream or even a water-based styling gel, there tends to be little hairs that stick out all over each flat twist.
If you are unsure as to how each twist should begin and end, there are many how-to videos on the net, as well as visual diagrams that will lay out each step for you. Performing a flat twist out on relaxed hair or natural hair should be fun. It is a great hairstyle that has a lot of potential, since it can be combined with just about any other type of hair design imaginable.