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How to Style Two Strand Hair Twists

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
Two strand twists are also known as Senegalese twists. It is very easy to maintain and style African textured hair that is styled this way. Here are a few ideas that will help you style these twists in different ways so that it doesn't become monotonous.
Two strand twists are funky hair dos which can be easily styled by anyone. You can tie your hair into pony tails or leave them open. The hair remains in shape until the next wash or even after you have untwisted your hair.
African hair textures pose many challenges for styling, but, this is the most hassle-free hairstyle. You can even adorn it with multiple accessories to make the look funkier.
Let's take a look at the following images to get an idea about various two strand twist hairstyles.

This is What Your Should Do

To style your hair, twists, shampoo, and condition it first and then dry with a towel. Fold your hair 3/4 inches above the nape and make a horizontal section that is again 3/4 inches in size. In a similar fashion, part your hair vertically from the right or left side of your hairline. This will create a square section in the hair.
Use bobby pins or clips to hold the rest of the hair separately. Spray water on the square section. Water is the best lubricant that can be used while styling hair. If it becomes too dry while styling, you can apply hair gel to moisten it. Comb the section with a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles.
Divide the square diagonally into smaller sections. Twist these sections and continue till the end. Part the sections and twist the hair across the width of the nape. In one row, you may have four to five twists. Once a row is completed, start another row. Move from the nape towards the crown.
Once you reach the crown, part your hair sideways, in the middle, or just keep twisting towards the back. In order to turn your hair in a particular direction, pull the hair in that direction as you twist. You can use a pin or clip to hold the hair when it is dry. You are finally ready to show off your twists!
You can use this style for synthetic hair extensions too. In fact, they make the twists thicker and longer. When adding an extension, part the hair like you would for natural hair.
 Start braiding the hair half an inch above the scalp so that you can connect the synthetic hair. Once it is connected, start twisting the hair left strand over the right strand, and vice versa. You can secure the ends with rubber bands and you can also apply hair gel to hold it in place for a longer period.
You need to be patient when you are working on this look, but, you should know that this hairstyle is way easier than braiding and stays in shape for several weeks. Later, once you have had enough of it, you can unravel the twists to give your hair a natural wavy or curly look.
The most important tip is to part your hair into clean sections, which will help you create the right look for the twists. This hairstyle is said to protect your hair from daily wear and tear.