Two Strand Twist

. . . on RELAXED HAIR; lately i have had several women stop me and ask about my twistout; I've even had two approach me about doing their hair; i agreed to but what i want to know is


1. will i be able to use the same products on their hair as i do mine?

2. what should they expect; meaning will they get the same effect/turnout as my twistout?

currently i use my leave in, hair cream, and ic gel to seal my ends

thanks in advance for your responses!



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From what I can remember when my hair was relaxed twists did not hold in my hair. The kink in my hair allows the twist to be secure at the end. As far as products I think they should be fine for relaxed hair especially gels and hair creams.

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From what I can remember when my hair was relaxed twists did not hold in my hair. The kink in my hair allows the twist to be secure at the end. As far as products I think they should be fine for relaxed hair especially gels and hair creams.

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Originally Posted by curlycherry28
I agree, I could never get twists to hold in my hair. If I wanted a "textured" look, I'd do a bantu-knot "out" (twist hair into bantu knots, then unravel). I did this on damp hair. I can't remember what products I used, but I think I just used a leave-in conditioner or some type of butter.
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Maybe you should try a braid out on them instead of a twist out. I tried twists before I BC'd and they didn't work but braids worked great. I just cornrowed in the direction I wanted my hair to fall then used perm rods on the ends.
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relaxed heads can do twistouts. they have to flat twist the hair rather than two strand twist. it comes out really natural looking, too. for more defined twistouts, they need to make sure the flat twist is tight. otherwise, the set comes out looking more wavy that curly. imo, two strand twist outs mimic natural hair better than flat twist outs.

as far as products, leave-in conditioner and diluted setting lotion work well. and roll the ends with perm rods for some shape.

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When I was relaxed, I had good results with flat twist-outs and braidouts.
I did it a lot while I was transitioning. I would usually have to put rollers or elastics on the end to keep them from unraveling

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that's funny...my mom (who is natural) says people with relaxed hair always ask her what to put in their hair to make it curly like hers!

anyway, i agree with the other ladies - flat twists or a braidout from cornrows may come out the best. when i was relaxed...i couldn't really get individual twists to hold either.

however, i was in a hair show and they blow dried my hair straight and then twisted with Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue and rolled the ends with perm rods. it actually came out o.k.....but it was definitely more wavy than curly. here's the album link - http://public.fotki.com/missmonie/mo.../january-2008/

In terms of products, flat twistouts worked great for me with a ton of "grease" and Let's Jam gel when I was relaxed. I don't think any of the stuff I use now would have given me enough shine and hold. I would put in about 10-12 twists going back as tight as I could, airdry overnight and then sit under the dryer for a little bit before taking them out. here's a pic:
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Last edited by missmonie; 07-22-2008 at 09:19 AM.
thanks guys; im a little nervous about doing someone else's hair because you never know how its going to turn out; 1 person is my aunt; and ironically enough the other person is a hairdresser



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that's funny...my mom (who is natural) says people with relaxed hair always ask her what to put in their hair to make it curly like hers!

anyway, i agree with the other ladies - flat twists or a braidout from cornrows may come out the best. when i was relaxed...i couldn't really get individual twists to hold either.

however, i was in a hair show and they blow dried my hair straight and then twisted with Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue and rolled the ends with perm rods. it actually came out o.k.....but it was definitely more wavy than curly. here's the album link - http://public.fotki.com/missmonie/mo.../january-2008/

In terms of products, flat twistouts worked great for me with a ton of "grease" and Let's Jam gel when I was relaxed. I don't think any of the stuff I use now would have given me enough shine and hold. I would put in about 14 twists going back as tight as I could, airdry overnight and then sit under the dryer for a little bit before taking them out. here's a pic:
Originally Posted by missmonie
too cute!
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My sister is relaxed and I do her 2 strand twist outs all the time. They come out perfect and curly, not wavy. I don't do flat twist, just regular individuals. I don't use any special products, just standard leave in and/or moisturizer. However, I do have to secure the ends with rubberbands (which we had to do when she was natural because she has a looser curl then I do). I will try to find and post pics of her if anyone is interested. This was also my transitioning do. When I was relaxed, my favorite style was a (cornrow) braid out, especially after a touch up. I used regular hair grease (I was so uneducated) and pomade or gel to hold the ends. It usually came out very crinkly, similar to using a crimping iron. I think that your aunts hair will come out nice.
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When I was relaxed, I did better with flat twists and rods at the ends. Regular twists would unravel.

However, I think regular twists would do fine if you could keep them from unraveling. I like MissKinkyCoily's suggestion of using a rubber band or something at the end to keep the twists together. My relaxed flat twists came out the best when my friend would do them tightly in about 8 rows and used a rubber band at the nape. she would then rod the remaining length without twisting... I guess it was likt the relaxed version of a twist and curl
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My sister is relaxed and I do her 2 strand twist outs all the time. They come out perfect and curly, not wavy. I don't do flat twist, just regular individuals. I don't use any special products, just standard leave in and/or moisturizer. However, I do have to secure the ends with rubberbands (which we had to do when she was natural because she has a looser curl then I do). I will try to find and post pics of her if anyone is interested. This was also my transitioning do. When I was relaxed, my favorite style was a (cornrow) braid out, especially after a touch up. I used regular hair grease (I was so uneducated) and pomade or gel to hold the ends. It usually came out very crinkly, similar to using a crimping iron. I think that your aunts hair will come out nice.
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily
you know waht i thought about rubber bands: THANK YOU!! I feel better know: i dont know how to flat twist or cornrow: i never learned how ;



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miss kinkycoily i would love to see pics of your sis



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you know waht i thought about rubber bands: THANK YOU!! I feel better know: i dont know how to flat twist or cornrow: i never learned how ;
Originally Posted by kd
good luck KD! if you decide to try flat twists - here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjd29...eature=related

they are not that hard once you get the hang of it...and i feel like the wave/curl pattern comes out better than individual twists (at least for my hair when it was relaxed). i wish i could still get this to work for me on natural hair
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you know waht i thought about rubber bands: THANK YOU!! I feel better know: i dont know how to flat twist or cornrow: i never learned how ;
Originally Posted by kd
good luck KD! if you decide to try flat twists - here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjd29...eature=related

they are not that hard once you get the hang of it...and i feel like the wave/curl pattern comes out better than individual twists (at least for my hair when it was relaxed). i wish i could still get this to work for me on natural hair
Originally Posted by missmonie

thank you sooo much miss moonie; im watching it right now



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My sister is relaxed and I do her 2 strand twist outs all the time. They come out perfect and curly, not wavy. I don't do flat twist, just regular individuals. I don't use any special products, just standard leave in and/or moisturizer. However, I do have to secure the ends with rubberbands (which we had to do when she was natural because she has a looser curl then I do). I will try to find and post pics of her if anyone is interested. This was also my transitioning do. When I was relaxed, my favorite style was a (cornrow) braid out, especially after a touch up. I used regular hair grease (I was so uneducated) and pomade or gel to hold the ends. It usually came out very crinkly, similar to using a crimping iron. I think that your aunts hair will come out nice.
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily
you know waht i thought about rubber bands: THANK YOU!! I feel better know: i dont know how to flat twist or cornrow: i never learned how ;
Originally Posted by kd
Dont feel bad, My cornrows look like a blind person did them...with their feet, LOL.
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. . . on RELAXED HAIR; lately i have had several women stop me and ask about my twistout; I've even had two approach me about doing their hair; i agreed to but what i want to know is


1. will i be able to use the same products on their hair as i do mine?

2. what should they expect; meaning will they get the same effect/turnout as my twistout?

currently i use my leave in, hair cream, and ic gel to seal my ends

thanks in advance for your responses!
Originally Posted by kd
I did a girlfriend of mine's hair to make it wavy for her wedding (ajb) and she had relaxed hair. I did a braidout with a good styling product....the more moisturized their hair is, the less "crispy" it will feel after it is dry. My suggestion is to use some kind of cream (karen's for moisture while wet) and ic gel (not as much as a naturally curly person would use). You could do it without the gel but it would last as long. I actually did 5 big cornrolls going straight to the back.....look awesome....
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miss kinkycoily i would love to see pics of your sis
Originally Posted by kd

Hey KD and other Ladies,

Sorry I took so long. Below are pics of my little sisiters twist-out. Her hair is relaxed. It was done on wet hair. I cant remember what leave in we used, but it wasnt anything special. She fluffed them out slightly.

(Yes, she is my blood sister for anyone who may ask; we have different fathers and she is biracial. Sorry if I sound defensive, its just that some people have said some really ignorant things to us.)
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Last edited by MissKinkyCoily; 08-02-2008 at 12:38 PM.
miss kinkycoily i would love to see pics of your sis
Originally Posted by kd

Hey KD and other Ladies,

Sorry I took so long. Below are pics of my little sisiters twist-out. Her hair is relaxed. It was done on wet hair. I cant remember what leave in we used, but it wasnt anything special. She fluffed them out slightly.

(Yes, she is my blood sister for anyone who may ask; we have different fathers and she is biracial. Sorry if I sound defensive, its just that some people have said some really ignorant things to us.)
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily
you did a good job on her twistout. if you hadn't said anything, i would have thought she was naturally curly.
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