Tips on Two Strand Twists

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So I am trying to do twists in my daughter's hair to keep it from drying out so much. However, they look like I took one straight piece of hair and twisted the other around it, as opposed to two spirals. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've done them wet and dry, so it's probably my technique which should improve the more I do it, but any tips would be great! Thanks!
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So I am trying to do twists in my daughter's hair to keep it from drying out so much. However, they look like I took one straight piece of hair and twisted the other around it, as opposed to two spirals. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've done them wet and dry, so it's probably my technique which should improve the more I do it, but any tips would be great! Thanks!
Originally Posted by PrettyLady24
Naptural85 is the twist queen, and she recently posted a video on how she does her twists. I think its within the last 3 vids as an update. I would check her out on the YT.
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So I am trying to do twists in my daughter's hair to keep it from drying out so much. However, they look like I took one straight piece of hair and twisted the other around it, as opposed to two spirals. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've done them wet and dry, so it's probably my technique which should improve the more I do it, but any tips would be great! Thanks!
Originally Posted by PrettyLady24
You may want to look into 3 strand twists. It takes a little while to get the hang of, but they have a tighter hold. I am at work, so can't link any videos, but a quick google search will pull a vid up.

There may be a possibility that your daughter's hair is fine and can't hold them as much, that's my problem. I generally stick with braid-outs ( I twist towards the end of the braid) because my hair doesn't hold larger twists without some unraveling.
So I am trying to do twists in my daughter's hair to keep it from drying out so much. However, they look like I took one straight piece of hair and twisted the other around it, as opposed to two spirals. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've done them wet and dry, so it's probably my technique which should improve the more I do it, but any tips would be great! Thanks!
Originally Posted by PrettyLady24
Naptural85 is the twist queen, and she recently posted a video on how she does her twists. I think its within the last 3 vids as an update. I would check her out on the YT.
Originally Posted by Naturalista
Thanks! I will take a look at her videos.

So I am trying to do twists in my daughter's hair to keep it from drying out so much. However, they look like I took one straight piece of hair and twisted the other around it, as opposed to two spirals. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've done them wet and dry, so it's probably my technique which should improve the more I do it, but any tips would be great! Thanks!
Originally Posted by PrettyLady24
You may want to look into 3 strand twists. It takes a little while to get the hang of, but they have a tighter hold. I am at work, so can't link any videos, but a quick google search will pull a vid up.

There may be a possibility that your daughter's hair is fine and can't hold them as much, that's my problem. I generally stick with braid-outs ( I twist towards the end of the braid) because my hair doesn't hold larger twists without some unraveling.
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
Her hair is very fine, and she doesn't have much of it yet, so when I twist it's very scalpy. I just want to stop the SSKs and tangling. I will look at three strand twists, too. Thanks!
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i have fine strands too. my twists always unraveled and looked scalpy. i hope you find something that works.

my 3yo has fine strands. her's always unraveled too. i just resorted to misting her hair with water, applying castor oil and putting in 4 plaits (only) with barettes on the ends. the plaits held better for her than the twists. she could actually go a week with the same 4 plaits. this resolved her knots and tangles.

the castor oil worked better than any other product i tried on her hair.
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i have fine strands too. my twists always unraveled and looked scalpy. i hope you find something that works.

my 3yo has fine strands. her's always unraveled too. i just resorted to misting her hair with water, applying castor oil and putting in 4 plaits (only) with barettes on the ends. the plaits held better for her than the twists. she could actually go a week with the same 4 plaits. this resolved her knots and tangles.

the castor oil worked better than any other product i tried on her hair.
Originally Posted by hippychic
I haven't tried castor oil on her hair. I figured it would be too heavy. I've used rice bran and avocado though. I am using some Komaza samples on it right now, but I am planning to order Bee Mine eventually.
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