In a bit of a rush, after washing my hair yesterday I threw a few large two strand twists into my natural hair.
I hadn’t done twists in a while because I’ve been either protective styling or wearing my natural hair out curly. The problem is I have incurred a lot of tangling which led to long finger detangling sessions. Argh!
So, I decided to return to two strand twists. Why? Well, my hair seems to tangle the least when it’s twisted up. When I take down the twists on wash day, I have much less tangling. Even if I rock a twist out, when it’s time to wash my finger detangling session isn’t too bad.
When you wear twists, you still want to style them right? Well, I’ve come up with three cute hairstyles for large two strand twists:
Do you wear large, small or mini two strand twists?
How do you style them? Share a link to a pic or video tutorial below!
A reader inquired about a recommended serum to use for her two strand twists. As our conversation progressed, I realized I had a lot to say on the topic due to a lot of trial and error experiences of own so this post was born.
Having fine hair is one thing. Having a naturally loose curl pattern is another. The looser your curl pattern, the more apt your two strand twists are to unravel.
After trying numerous products and methods, I believe I’ve discovered a few ways to extend the life of two strand twists. If you’re a loose headed curly (that sounded weird) like me, these tips may help:
Twist on dry hair so it looks fuller and lasts longer
Start the twist out by braiding at the root.
Add a little alcohol free gel to the roots and hold the root of each twist with a bobby pin until you are done twisting your entire head. Optionally, you can braid the root before twisting. This helps to set the twist so that it doesn’t begin to unravel.
Spritz a small amount of water mixed with a leave in conditioner on dry hair before twisting.
Use a curl enhancing cream like Curl Enhancing smoothie or Sweet buttah Curl Prep
Seal the ends with Jamaican Black Castor Oil – daily
Throughout the duration of wearing your two strand twists (braids too), spritz with a little water every other day, concentrating on the ends. Then, use Jamaican black castor Oil OR Jojoba Oil to seal the length of the strands
I don’t use serums in my hair but from time to time I will add a little gel for added hold. A little aloe vera gel or flax seed gel helps to hold the twists together too but you have to be careful not too use too much or they will get a little hard. IMHO, two strand twists should be soft and fluffy!
If you find that your two strand twists begin to unravel at the end, no need to redo the entire twists. Simply re-twist the end that’s unraveling. I don’t recommend using gel alone because it can be drying (even all natural gel)
Check out this video on how I two strand twist my hair:
Being a blogger has the most wonderful perks. I get to try and share so many products. It’s like getting an overdose without the eventual death (OK maybe that was a little morbid but you get the point).
A few weeks back I entered a contest to win a jar of Little Miss Fuzzy Head Happy Hair Fusion Cream. The contest was run by Untrained Hair Mom.
Well, guess what?
I didn’t win the contest!
BUT, I did win the Twitter subscriber contest run by none other than Little Miss Fuzzy Head herself!
About Happy Hair Fusion
What got me most excited and had me in total angst of receiving the product is what the website says about the products. It contains:
* Organic natural nutrients
* Reduces frizzy ends
* Provides a crunch free hold
* Has a light, happy scent
* Adds beautiful shine
* Acts as a heat protectant
* A non-greasy formula
* It’s concentrated (yippee. You can use less)
* It’s mineral, petroleum and paraben FREE – SCORE!
While I no longer heat style my hair, I do regularly style in twist outs, braid outs or two strand twists. Little Miss Fuzzy Head is supposed to define and elongate your curls.
So, did it live up to its expectations?
Well, did you view that video above? LOL then you know!
The scent is so very light but pleasant. It’s not overpowering. If you have sensitive skin, I think you’d enjoy this. Plus, it’s filled with all sorts of natural goodness
Little Miss Fuzzy Head Hair Happy Hair Fusion comes in a 4 ounce jar and retails for $12. You can get it here.