Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Twists Series: Method II

(Left) Twisting with "flat" strands vs. (Right) twisting with "coiled" strands.
How do I prolong the wear of my twists?  I use the "rope twist", or "senegalese twist" method.  This technique keeps my twists neater longer.  It also prevents the "puffy roots" look.  Check out these video tutorials ...

... by BlackOnyx77: tutorial.

... by BlackBeautyTips: tutorial.

For other posts in the Twist Series, check this label.
If you have questions you would like to be answered in the Twist Series, comment below.


Anonymous said...

OMG I am gonna to really have to practice this. Maybe I need to try it on someone else so I can master the technique first before I try it on my hair, lol.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I never knew there was a difference. Great post!

Loo said...

Let me know how it works it for ya, ladies!! :o)

Nefertiti said...

I've been a reader for months, but I was just going through the older posts in your Twists Series, to see if I could pick up some new tips for the 3 in 6 Challenge. This post ties right in with why I've been able to keep the same set of twists for 3 weeks (which is miraculous for me, since they're med-large twists), and now I'm heading into week 4 with them before I finally take them out for a re-do. I hadn't seen this post or the two videos you linked in it, but I did see another video (that I raved about here:, that basically demonstrated the same thing. What a difference this technique makes!

I'm loving this challenge, and loving the Twists Series! I'm so glad I've gone back to look at the posts I've missed. Thanks, Loo!

natrlchallenge said...

Thank you so much for this! I am working on keeping my hair twisted up from now on. Wash n gos still tangle my fro which is starting to not be so small.