Defined Two Strand Twist Out Routine [Video]
Since my big chop in 2013, Two Strand Twists have been my go to style. I'm a creature of habit and strongly believe in the saying "do what works".
Twists are super easy and painless, which is great for some one who isn't the greatest braider (ME!). After 5 years of creating the same style, I've developed a technique which gives me great results each and every wash day.
Things you'll need:
-Spray Bottle with Water
-Leave In Conditioner
-Wide Tooth Comb (optional)
- Free time lol
Step 1: Divide hair into 4 large sections ( 2 in the front, 2 in the back), securing with clips, ponytail holders, whatever you have. Each large section should create 4- 5 twists. 4 twists if you want more volume (bigger hair), 5 Twists if you want more defined curls.
Step 2: Starting with one of your large sections, Dampen hair with Water and Leave In Conditioner. Finger comb product thru, making sure hair is evenly saturated. I'm using Mielle Organics White Peony Leave In (Not sponsored)
Step 3: Grab a small/medium size chunk of hair. Smooth in your twisting butter or gel. I'm using Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Gel. Use a wide tooth comb or fingers to detangle (end to root)
Step 4: After detangling, separate the small chunk in two and begin your two strand twist by placing one piece over the other and so on.
Step 5: Wrap ends around finger. Repeat Steps 3-5 3 or 4 times depending on desired results.
Each large section should create 4- 5 twists. 4 twists if you want more volume (bigger hair), 5 or more twists for more defined curls. For my shorter hair girls I'd say the more twists the better, which will lengthen your hair.
Step 6: Once hair is COMPLETELY dry, which is usually the next day for me, add a little bit of oil to finger tips and unravel hair. I like to gently pull apart twists starting from the root. The more you separate each twist, the bigger but less defined your hair will be.
Personally, I like volume over definition. Twisting Butters are great for soft hair with lots of volume, while gels give great curl definition. I like to switch between the two but stay away from products that make my hair crunchy, which can turn into flakes. My twist outs usually last about 5-6 days or longer when I refresh my curls with a leave in every other day. My hair gets bigger and less defined with each day but as they say "the bigger the hair the better".