When Twist Out’s Don’t Work–Three Strands do!!

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3StrandTwistDiagramSo yeah, my twist-outs with the normal Two-Strands just don’t work anymore. I don’t know whyyyyeee (I’m whining here).

You know how it goes with natural hair. It’s natural, alright, naturally free to do what the heck it chooses to do. It can’t make up it’s mind… it keeps changing what it wants to do….it wants to do one thing, on one day, and the next day, it wants to do something else….  Just like a darn woman, I tell ya! 🙂

I found out that my hair liked the Three Strand Twists instead…AND GEL (or flaxseed gel). I kept wondering how the women on the YouTube videos and other pictures have these twisted braids that look so thick and shiny.  GEL (or flaxseed gel). I kept thinking maybe it was because my hair was not completely natural so it wouldn’t create thick, pretty twists.  But now I’m thinking their Twist Outs were created with the Three-Strand twist…AND GEL (or flaxseed gel). They just say “Twist” so maybe it’s Three. That’s what it looks like.

I know I said I wouldn’t be doing the Three Strand anymore, but the darn hair stated otherwise. It was hard to do…at first. Now that I’ve been doing them for a few weeks, yeah it’s a bit slower than the Two-Strands, but it looks a lot better. You can take a looksie at my 1 year Transition pictures to see.

But yeah, the Three Strands Works better than the Two-Strands, so if you’re having a bit of time, I would give it a try out…PLUS GEL (or flaxseed gel).

  1. Make sure your hair is damp and the ends coated with Coconut Oil. ADD GEL TO THE HAIR.
  2. Starting with Three strands of hair, always take the outer strand and wrap around the two other strands.
      • A over B and C
      • B over C and A
      • C over A and B
      • A over B and C again.

At first they would unravel at the roots, but I kept thinking “ROPE” and twisting all the hair tightly as I twisted the strands. That kept the roots from unraveling. Sometimes I use a clip close to the roots to help.

I’ll be sticking with the Three-Strand Twists…until my hair “DECIDES” it wants to change next month….or next week. Heh.

Until Next Time!!

2 thoughts on “When Twist Out’s Don’t Work–Three Strands do!!

  1. Thank you for sharing!!! I have recently started experiencing this same issue with two strand twisting my hair. I am going to use this method from now on.

  2. The three-strand definitely gives a tighter definition. If you don’t like GEL, you can try honey instead. That helps too.

    Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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