Braid Out VS Twist Out on Natural Hair

Braid Out VS Twist Out on Natural Hair

Inquiring minds would like to know, are you a braid out kind of girl or are you a twist out kind of girl? I will go first! I am a braid out kind of girl all the way, hands down, no holds barred, without a doubt my holy grail hair style. <— How did I get here?

Well it is simple really, I wanted more “stretch” out of my hair, I was tired of battling with single strand knots and tangles and all the craziness that comes with super fine but thick natural hair and for some reason my twist outs were always super “shrinky” and just did not act right. Braid outs give me the luxury of stretched hair along with the full body look I like.

With all that said, both styles are merely a matter of preference, there is not one better than the other both have their pros and cons and even then your pros and your cons might not be the same as curly Donna’s down the block. Generally though, braid outs can be more defined and less “good frizzy” than a twist out. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, its just is what it is.

Either way, to get the best of either of these styles, the key is really the product, remembering that less is more and ensuring that before you get to the styler, your hair is super moisturized and sealed.

Choosing the styler is super important as mentioned and it really depends on what kind of hold you are looking for. My preference is a light hold for a fluffier look, but a hard hold can work as well because your hair will remain more defined for longer and will get fluffier from day to day.

We love BargainPrincess because she is always so bubbly in her videos, and we thought we would share her version of the braid out vs twist out dilemma and see which side of the fence she falls. After you watch the video comment below and let us know what is your preference!


Originally posted 2014-03-27 22:00:46.

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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Comments

  1. kendra

    first, she is super cute, and has lovely hair!!! I have 4c, so from my experience, braid outs stretch my hair best. with twist outs, it does curl nicely, but a lot of volume is still at my scalp. I want the most stretch for my buck, lol.

  2. Brenda White

    I love both as I also do them both. I love a wild look, as my hair has grown up to my chin when stretch out in do the braid and really loving loving it.

  3. Ronnella Powell
    Ronnella Powell

    Twisted, it’s more defined. I thought braid-outs would be more defined. I’m relaxed and twisted looks better on me as well. I did a braid-out one day and ended up taking it out and redoing it but with a twist out

  4. Tiara Waters
    Tiara Waters

    Twist out looks better on her but i have more success with braid out. Everytime i do a braid out it looks good but twist outs are hit & miss

  5. Angel Woodberry
    Angel Woodberry

    I like both on her. I enjoy the twist out style on my own hair. I only do the braid out style after rocking cornrows. I think the braid out style produces more curls in my opinion.

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