How To Create A Gorgeous 3 Strand Twist Out On Natural Hair

A 3 strand twist out on natural hair

My home girl, Alyssa Forever from YouTube demonstrates how to do a 3 strand twist out which is much different from a two strand twist or a regular braid.

Honestly she can show you better than I can tell you but the results are more like a rope effect giving rise to more of a coil pattern rather than the waves that you would usually expect to get from a normal two strand twist out.

In the video she uses two products to create her amazing definition. ORS Olive Oil Cream and Devacurl Ultra Defining Gel.

Here are 3 reasons you should try a 3 strand twist out:

1. The twists are tighter – If you have a looser curl pattern or if you just want to wear twists for a while before releasing the hair for the actual twist out, doing it in this manner almost guarantees that you hair will not unravel before it is time for you to separate them.

2. The twist out is more defined – Because of how tight the twists are the twist out will have a ton of texture, so if that is what you are after then the 3 strand twist is the style for you.


3. It’s cute! – Hey! I’m just saying, the style is really cute when done right, we would suggest trying it on both dry and wet hair to see which way gives you the most definition for your hair type.

In terms of making sure the style really turns out great we would suggest making sure your hair is very moisturized prior to doing your twists. Apply a water based leave in to your hair and try using a butter to seal instead of an oil.

Really great butters keep your twists feeling plump and soft especially if you plan to keep them in for awhile before doing the twist out. A holding gel is also a good idea to ensure that the style lasts for a good few days.

Ok that is enough talking from me; let me allow Alyssa to demonstrate exactly how she does the three strand twist out. Isn’t the result just gorgeous?

Originally posted 2014-02-01 15:00:06.

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. Soncerai Wootson Whittlesey
      Soncerai Wootson Whittlesey

      I agree with Sharon and Yvette I prefer braid outs y’all can keep this three strand twist nonsense. This person in the photo prolly has a stylist and I’m over here solo!!

  1. Gilda Adlig
    Gilda Adlig

    I just had a conversation with a stylist on yesterday inquiring about the 3 – strand twist. I’ve attempted to do it but, all I manage to do is tie my hair in knots…lol.

  2. Rahimah Wynn
    Rahimah Wynn

    Tried it and loved it. The first try wasn’t too bad either. There was more definition then I get with my two strand and it lasted longer. Also the twist themselves are kinda cute. So if I do them smaller I would pull them up and wear them that way for a day or two before unraveling.

  3. Khrystal Bethea NoLonger NinaArtis
    Khrystal Bethea NoLonger NinaArtis

    I love watching her videos bcuz my daughter has naturally curly hair like this and watching her helps me with ways to mange my baby hair ! Them lil hairs erk me to pieces ! My daughter is about to be 10 and still has baby hairs ! Smh !

  4. Sebrina Jackson
    Sebrina Jackson

    I learned by thinking of an airplane propeller. The strands never cross, they just go around like a propeller. That made it really easy for me.

  5. Markisha Walmack
    Markisha Walmack

    Deborah Scales try finger coils or two strand twists those are easy in my profile pic I did finger coils for the first time using eco styler gel and olive oil on freshly washed hair.try youtube I learned a lot on there

  6. uriel

    I love your hair and I was wondering if it was possible to do that on short hair and also how would you go about doing it

  7. Tabitha Battee
    Tabitha Battee

    Tried it on my daughters hair and it came out nice. Always have 2 of the strands in your left hand and the 3rd one in your right. Wrap the one in your right hand around the 2 in your left. Repeat 😉

  8. Leticia A. Campbell
    Leticia A. Campbell

    Tried this and just ended up braiding my hair, going to do it again hopefully I get 3 strands instead of braids. Lol

  9. Ikesha McGill
    Ikesha McGill

    Omg Soncerai I saw this article too and skipped right over it! I just learned from trial and error how to get 2 strand twists to stay in, but they aren’t defined unless I keep them twisted for a week. Soooooo I’m not even going there with these 🙁

  10. Dawnielle Colquitt
    Dawnielle Colquitt

    Honestly I have been doing 3 strand twists since I was a little girl and im not sure why she braided it first but she kinda made it look harder than it really is. (To ME, ijs, not hatting, her end result came out fabulous and when it comes to natural hair I’ve learned that it’s not always about the process but finish)

  11. Mamii
    Mamii'Is Honey

    I tried it and it came out absolutely gorgeous! Lasted 8 days. Though by the 5th day I had it pulled up to a puff. But it still had great definition. May have lasted longer but…. by that 8th day I had to co-wash. 🙂 (couldn’t take it. Lol!)

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