Creating a Two Strand Natural Twist can be performed on hair that is at least 3 inches long. This two strand twist is a natural hairstyle that is very simple to do. Also, it is a great style that isn’t as harsh on your hair as braiding, plus it will last between 2 to 4 weeks. There’s also no need to go to a stylist to have this done. It is a simple process that you can do on your own with a little bit of styling gel and a fine-tooth comb.
You can do this hairstyle on wet or dry hair, just make sure to remove any excess water before you start. Part your hair into any type of pattern you would like and into sections that are the desired thickness. Grab one of the small sections and add some gel to it, before you divide it into two thick strands. It will help the twist to hold better if the strands are even.
Begin twisting one strand over another, going in the same direction the entire time and holding constant tension on the strands. Continue all the way down to the bottom and hold the end tightly. You can slowly release the tension on the end of the twist and let the strands settle on their own. When you are creating twists near the front of your face, twist them away from your face if you want them to go back.
If you twist the strands towards your face, then they will fall towards the front of your head and end up in your face. You can add some oil sheen to your twists at any time they start to look dry. Wearing a satin cap at night will keep them in better shape longer as well. These strands will stay better in hair that is natural, due to the added texture that natural hair tends to have.
You can use this style to create waves as well. Once you’ve let the twists settle and dry, you can unravel them and you will have soft waves. These waves can also be preserved in the same way that the twists were, by wearing a satin cap or scarf at night. This will keep your pillow from roughing up the twists or waves.
Now that you know how to do a two strand natural twist, try getting creative with it. Make some neat patterns or designs and have fun. It is an easy hairstyles that most people find they can do without getting frustrated. It’s great for all lengths of hair and all ages of people as well.