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Step by Step Instructions for Two Strand Twists

Mamta Mule
Do you wish to style your hair in twists? This is a popular hairdo among the women of all age groups. Here's a step by step tutorial for making two strand twists.
How much time do you spend on your hair before stepping out? Surely much more than you do spend on your makeup, attire, or anything else. Definitely your hair deserves all that special attention, as it makes a big difference to your looks. But, which hairstyles do you opt for?
Let me guess, a high pony or a stylish bun. Right? Now, tell me which hairstyles you would love to have? I know the list is going to be long. Probably, that is just your wish list because you won't prefer spending time and money sitting in the salon to style your hair. Then, why not style your tresses in twists.
Here are the steps for the perfect two strand twist hairstyle.


First of all, you need to make sure your hair is non-greasy. Shampoo it and apply a leave-in conditioner. Don't dry your hair completely, keep it damp. If you apply a leave-in conditioner on dry hair, it would be damp enough and suitable for twisting.
You can also use a gel, as it will help to maintain the hairstyle. You will need a comb and some simple and medium-sized claw clips.
Step 1: Comb your hair properly, so that, once inserted at the hairline, the comb moves smoothly through the entire length of the hair, and comes out easily.
Step 2: Separate the hair into small sections with your fingers. You can also use a comb for this purpose, but that will allow the scalp to be more visible. Though combed strands are easy to unravel, they will not give a much natural look.
Step 3: Start making sections from the nape (in the back, above your neck). Once you have a section ready, pin-up rest of the hair with the help of butterfly clips to avoid interruption.
Step 4: Now, hold the section in your hand and separate it into two parts. Start twisting the parts around each other. Confused? It's easy, just bring the left part over the right, and lightly, pull the right one. Now, the right part will become left.
Go on twisting these two strands till you reach the ends of your hair. No need of using a rubber band to tie the end, as the coil of the hair is enough to hold these twisted strands.
Step 5: Now, start with the next section. Continue making sections and twisting them across the width of the nape. Once this row is done, start with the next row above it, and continue towards your hairline.
Step 6: Once you reach the top area of your head, decide whether to part your hair on a side or in the middle, or you want to have your twists go back straight without partition. Accordingly, direct the twists during the process.
Step 7: Once you finish twisting the entire volume, blow dry the hair. Make sure to dry the hair completely.

Post Care

  • Apply your regular hair oil for soft and shiny hair.
  • You can wash the hair with the twists in place, if you want to avoid the task of re-parting it next time. However, make sure that the shampoo is thoroughly washed off after the rinse.
  • You can wear a stocking cap or a scarf at night to maintain the twists and have a more controlled look.
  • Twists should be finger combed.

Styling Options

  • You can leave these twists open or tie them in various ways to suit your face.
  • Furthermore, you can enhance the overall look with fancy hair accessories like pearl pins, bobby pins, headbands, or scarves.
  • You can unravel these twists as soon as they are dry, or after wearing them for 15-20 days. This will give your hair a wavy or a completely curly look. Moreover, this will look more defined than the otherwise curly hair.
  • Also, you can try some variations. All you need to do is split each twist into smaller sections, hence making each twisted section thinner to have a micro braid hairstyle. Isn't it easy to have a different look every week?
Two strand twists are among the easy-to-do and all time favorite hairstyles. The hairstyle suits everyone, despite any length of the hair you have. So, ready to don it?