Tips For Beautiful Wearable Twists

Beautiful wearable twists

Just call me ‘two left hands Shorty’ because back in the day, I couldn’t twist, braid, cornrow, or flat twist to save my life. I quickly learned that these skills do not come naturally for some people; some of us have to learn techniques and practice often just to be successful.

With that said I accepted my fate and I practiced the art of twists and braids perfecting it as I went along in my journey and now I am happy to report that the twist out and braid out are my signature styles.

Now don’t get me wrong I still have work to do, after all I can only spell cornrow don’t ask me to attempt one (can we say epic fail?). When you do a twist, it really is more than just twisting your hair. There are a couple things you can add to the technique to make things a lot easier for yourself.

Without further ado here are some great tips for beautiful wearable twists.

1. Braid your roots

You will be aware of how annoying it can be to style your hair in gorgeous twists only to have it poof up at the roots instantly spoiling the effect. The solution to this is to braid about an inch down before you actually begin to twist your hair. This also has the added benefit of preventing your twist from unraveling all the way to the root should it loosen as time goes on.


Haircrush does a good job of explaining this point while she creates her twists.

2. Stretch your hair beforehand

Honestly stretching your hair before doing twists is the best way to achieve frizz and tangle free twists. Even though it is easier to twist wet hair, we all know that with shrinkage – especially on longer hair – creates an environment for the hair to wrap around itself, creating snarls and knots which can make your task that much harder.

You can choose to stretch your hair with heat or you can try some of heat-less ways of stretching your hair like banding or threading.

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Memoy Purity

my nxt style…i like it

Alyssa Ali Philip-Rose

Twists have been my staple style this winter. I will definitely try braiding my roots first.

Terrie LuvsKamari Cotton

Tryin this on my Daughter

Saidah Simpson

I love twist!

True Faith

I never thought about braiding the roots, but I will try it the next time I twist my hair.

Sarah Juchemich

Great website and I love the tutorials. I have a question about this technique. After banding the hair to stretch it- would application of a holding butter cause shrinkage of the banded hair due the butters moisture content? How much is appropriate to use to avoid shrinkage at this point? Or is it something that shouldn’t matter if twisting right away? Thanks! So informative!

BlackHairInformation.com

Thanks Sarah Juchemich No, a butter’s moisture content is very little so would cause reversion. It’s the liquid leave in you have to watch out for! A little touch of butter per twist section should be plenty.

Sarah Juchemich

Thank you!! Looking forward to more natural-hair-care info!

La Donna Seamster

I did mine the other day and I LOVE THEM!

Surrayah Mateen

Love it… simple twisties are my thing… 😀

Ama Barton

Gorgeous

Love
Love

I really need help, time and again I’ve tried to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair, but ever since I moved down to South Africa I’ve had to have cornrows/braids done weekly and I really have tough stubborn hair. It hurts so much and I just can’t bear it so I’m stuck with relaxing. It there anyway I can manage my tough texture. Please help

Mishie Dilligas Tea

Love it!

Beth Renee

Great tips

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ChicLaLa

do you have to stretch your hair before you do twists? i like doing my own hair but i dont want to heat stretch my hair, and the band method looks fine, but im not trying to aggravate my fribromyalgia doing my hair. i already have a hard time because of my chronic pain.

Lasilia Imnottheonenottoday Thornton

so you have to stretch your hair?

Dorrie Prettygurlswag Boyd

thats cute af..

Ceondrea Byrd

What does it mean to part your hair at an angle? Does it mean to angle the comb or to part the hair diagonally? My hair is really fine and, I would love for my hair to look thicker just by parting it differently.

Tashika Denton

how long have you had your locs

Tiya Graham

Love it

Camille Walker

Tra’Lisha Davis for your Xmas wish

Sandra Ifeoma Orimilikwe

So beautiful…hopefully, my hair will grow to that length:)