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Frizzy Friday: Two Strand Twists

When I was in high school, I used to wash my hair, glob on the gel (the bad kind, my dears – with tons of drying alcohol in it), and then get to twisting. I had no idea I was creating a ‘protective hairstyle’ – frankly, I wouldn’t have known or cared what that was back then. No, to be honest, I did these because I wanted the look of dreadlocks without actually committing to them. Seeing as my hair would easily stay twisted, and it was a simple way to stretch it a bit, they became a style I would occasionally re-create.

Twissssssted

Twissssssted

I haven’t revisited them in years. After trying my flat twist style a week ago, I decided that this was the route to go. I left them in just for one day, did a little self trimming on my crispy ends, and then let them flow loosely. The style is a nice, wavy curl that’s perfect for the hot days of summer.

Photo on 2014-07-03 at 1.57 PM

After – beachy-looking waves

Photo on 2014-07-03 at 1.58 PM

Definition!

How To:

Simply divide your hair into sections (the size is your choice). Add some alcohol-free gel (or other cream styling agent), and twist your hair together until you reach the roots (this is the perfect time to apply an extra bit of conditioning love). Continue until you’ve done your whole head. Feel free to leave them in for as long as you would like!

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Your results were fabulous! I’ve been twisting my hair this summer too, more out of laziness than anything. I take the time to twist em on Sunday and I don’t have to worry about my hair again until the next Sunday, with the exception of the occasional mist of water for moisture and retwisting a couple that have decided they don’t like being locked, haha. I’ve even taken to washing my hair twisted, it saves so much time on detangling.

    • Ugh, I’m so jealous! I don’t think my natural curl pattern is tight enough to maintain the twists for that long. My friend does something similar to you, leaving them in and washing with them in – but her curl pattern is closer to a 4b/4c, so it holds a lot better. It also looks fabulous on her, which I’m sure it does on you, too! You should do a post on that. 🙂

      • Maybe I will, towards the end of the summer. I’m trying to come up with hair things to post about, but as I said, I’m lazy about it. The laziness could become my post, ha.

    • Thank you! It’s definitely a big departure from my normal ‘do….although once the twists are out, it only lasts about a day before it starts to expand again :S

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