Wavy Beginner's Guide: Two-Strand Twist for Volume & Curl

2012-10-01 14:00:04

Wavy Beginner's Guide: Two-Strand Twist for Volume & Curl

How to do an under-not-over two-strand twist.

Tracey Wallace with second day hair
My "roll out of bed," second day hair look. I'm a true wavy in that second day hair is generally ridiculous hair.

Two-Strand Twisting for More Curl and Volume

This is me with second day hair. Let me begin by saying that Pash showed me how to do this style on dry hair because my hair was dry at the time of meeting her. Doing a two-strand twist on dry hair will get you more volume, but it will not increase curl. To increase curl, you must do it on wet hair.

For a wet hair two-strand twist, part your hair into four sections. Comb the product through, and then two-strand twist following the same instructions that you would for dry hair.

Let hair air dry in the style, or sleep on it, and then gently unravel in the morning and shake it out. BOOM — more curl and more volume.

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Tracey Wallace

Tracey Wallace

I tried this on wet hair (four sections) and I'm not sure if if really gave me any more volume or curl but it did give me root curl which I never have! I was so excited. My boyfriend even commented that he liked how my hair looked and asked what I did different. Also this is helping me to learn how to French braid lol. I always was terrible when I tried but each time I do this my twist is looking better and better.
@wavywendalin If I am just using it as a style on dry hair, I just do one side. The second twist in the photo is to show you the difference between an over-not-under twist and an under-not-over twist. One increases curl and volume, the other stretches curl. Type 2s generally want the first, type 4s the second. On wet hair, I do about four sections of the over-not-under twist and leave it until dry. Though, I do recommend using a light hold product (like deva anGEL) and not using too much of it. I tried it out with Moroccan oil mousse, and it was toooooo much and left my hair super greasy, with hardly any curl. =\
So do you do this on both sides? Just two twists?