Two Strand Twist Question

Ok, so I want to start doing protective styles in my hair and I'm thinking of doing 2 strand twists and leaving them in maybe for 2 weeks my questions are:

1.Is it better to do them on wet or dry hair

2. can I co-wash, deep condition while they are In or will that mess my hair up?

3. I have practiced doing them but then ends always come undown what can I do to prevent this

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated
1. i always twist on wet hair. yes, they shrink drastically, but when they dry they tend to keep longer. plus, whatever i'm twisting my hair with locks in the water, so my hair can stay moisturized for like 2-3 days.

2 i wash and deep condition once a week with the twists in. this prevents tangles for me. now, i know girls (and boys) who can do this and keep going, but not me. i MUST redo my hair. it starts too look frizzy on the 3rd day, so 3 more days + water?! i've had the same set in my hair for almost a month, only redoing the twist when i wash/deep condition.

3. my ends unravel by the end of the week, but when i do them on wet hair with a product that has a little hold, it helps. i also keep my twists up in a pony, so they aren't rubbing against my neck or shirt. i also twist the twist () around my finger, and that kind of binds my hair together.

whew! i'm no expert, but hope that helps!
I clean my hair while twisted. My twists would look like crap if I didn't retwist. Some don't mind their twists looking 'hairy'.

I take down each one, detangle, apply my leave-in conditioner and retwist. In the winter, I would also apply my whipped shea mixture (concentrating on my ends) to protect my hair. My hair is damp, not dripping, so I don't get as much shrinkage. It tends to shrink up more during the week because of exercise and steam from shower.

You can twist on dry hair, but don't detangle. Your ends won't stay together if it's dry. You need your hair to curl for the ends to stay together, so your ends should be wet.

It is time consuming. I'm making my twists thick, so it takes me 3 hours. When they were thinner, it would take upwards of 6, which is why I was doing them once every two weeks. If you're going to retwist every two weeks, keep your hair well moisturized in between. I didn't and my hair suffered.

My ends only unravel if I've been manipulating my hair a lot. I twirl my ends around my finger to keep it together.

At night, I keep my hair wrapped up to keep them from looking hairy.
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great advice here so far....

for me and my hair type if i make my twists too small and leave them in too long i feel like my hair is tangly when i do a twist out. it sounds like some of the earlier posters aren't wearing twists outs, just keeping them in twists and then re-doing them. i love a 2-3 day old twist out

twists take a long time for me (especially from a twist out, maybe not from a twist and retwist) and that was a huge reason why i started locing my hair before. now that my hair is loose again i do twists once even 6-8 weeks.
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I prefer twisting on air-dried slightly damp hair due to major shrinkage when wet.

But, for fat juicy twists, wet is the way to go.

I can't say which last longer because the longest I've been able to wear them is a week and a half using Donna Marie Lock & Twist pudding.

Haven't found anything else that offers the same results but unfortunately had to let the DML&T go due to breakouts.

I haven't done them in a while due to laziness but will eventually using my beloved Ohm Body Sweet Hair Pudding.

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I had help with my twists, since I'm not very good at it. The stylist blow-dried it a little before twisting it (bad I know). She twisted with shea butter and gel. It has lasted almost three weeks and I plan to keep them in another week or so.

I don't wash/condition because my hair would get that fuzzy look, but I do water rinse my hair and scalp. I have been using Oyin J&B, WP, and S&D for moisture, control and to smooth my edges.
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I prefer to twist my hair while it's wet/damp.
I spray water on my twists every other day then braid them at night and they don't shrink too much.
I prefer to twist on dry hair because I have MAJOR shrinkage, and they look and hang better. I will apply a moisturizing product prior to twisting. To moisturize & maintain my twists I used Oyin Handmade Frank Juice- my hair loved that; and coconut oil or Inky Loves Nature Magical Melanin Moisturizer.

The last time I 2ST my hair (they looked sooo good, I was so proud of myself) I did a co-wash.

I can't answer the last question, because I just gave up on that; I just retwist.

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How do you girls do your twist outs? Mine never manage to stay for more than a day. I guess I don't take care of 'em well. I was thinking of putting gel in them...is that a good idea?
Ok, so I want to start doing protective styles in my hair and I'm thinking of doing 2 strand twists and leaving them in maybe for 2 weeks my questions are:

1.Is it better to do them on wet or dry hair
ANSWER: Wet hair holds better and makes plumper twists

2. can I co-wash, deep condition while they are In or will that mess my hair up?
Answer: Yes you can co-wash. Just don't shampoo.

3. I have practiced doing them but then ends always come undown what can I do to prevent this
Answer: A good way to help the ends stay is to twirl the ends around your finger to form a small curl at the end. I normally don't use gel, but maybe you can try a pomade or gel just on the ends. The front of my hair is similar to what you describe, but the rest of my hair stays just fine.

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated
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How do you girls do your twist outs? Mine never manage to stay for more than a day. I guess I don't take care of 'em well. I was thinking of putting gel in them...is that a good idea?
Originally Posted by thatgirl11
How long do you have your twists in before attempting a twist out? The longer the twists are in the longer your twist out last. It takes me forever to do twists so I never leave them in for less than a week and it results in twistouts that last for about a week. I don't even tie my hair because it will smash. I just wake up in fluff. After day two or 3 of the twist out I may spray with water and fluff and shake. Near the end I totally rinse in the shower and it turns into a very curly shake and go. I don't use any gel. Your twist outs really should last. Do you tie your hair at night - you could be smashing it.
hmm after two days my twists are fuzzy on top and by day 5 the entire twist is fuzzy

i just deal with it

but my twists never look that great, they are just a means to an end

i also do them on wet hair if i need to retwist i dampen with a spray bottle
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mine last a week. they could last longer but i think they end up looking frowzy. i just did some great twists this week and even my bf told me they looked nice.

i washed with black soap
deep conditioned
then i applied jane carter holding foam
then i applied some natural pudding/cream i got from the natural hair shop i visited
then i applied a natural gel for twists and locs(don't remember brand)
now my twists look really good

they shrink up but i never do twists on dry hair just bc i don't like manipulating my hair when it's dry at all

and then i just moisturize and seal every morning and night. my hair needs it.

and i didn't know that my twist outs could last that long. im exicted!
My LAZY, LAZY, LAZY behind FINALLY did two strands. They are small but not micro and it only took me about two hours.

It has inspired me to start back doing them more often since I can take at least a week off from having to style my hair. lol

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im wondering why my twists were very tangled today. so i twisted my hair on freshly washed detangled and deep conditioned hair last week wednesday, the 10th. i cowashed with hair one cleansing conditioner a week later. it's been three days since then, i took out the twists but they definitely felt tangly.

what gives? was it the cowash?
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I prefer doing my twist on dry hair versus wet hair. When I do them on wet hair they don't last as long and they are always a tangled mess when i take them down for a twist out.
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How do you girls do your twist outs? Mine never manage to stay for more than a day. I guess I don't take care of 'em well. I was thinking of putting gel in them...is that a good idea?
Originally Posted by thatgirl11
How long do you have your twists in before attempting a twist out? The longer the twists are in the longer your twist out last. It takes me forever to do twists so I never leave them in for less than a week and it results in twistouts that last for about a week. I don't even tie my hair because it will smash. I just wake up in fluff. After day two or 3 of the twist out I may spray with water and fluff and shake. Near the end I totally rinse in the shower and it turns into a very curly shake and go. I don't use any gel. Your twist outs really should last. Do you tie your hair at night - you could be smashing it.
Originally Posted by alsaxon

I usually have mine in for about a week before I take them out, but they just don't look very good after a day. My hair isn't long enough for me to tie so that's not the problem. I will try again the next time I twist and see what it looks like. You say you rinse yours in the shower; doesn't your hair shrink from that?
Mine only get tangled if I wash them while they are in. They usually come out fine whether I do them wet or dry if I don't wash.

I have rinsed and they were a little frizzy but fine.

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