Hello loves! So, I recently attempted to do a three strand twist out on my natural hair. I would’ve done it sooner, but the way a hectic college life is set up…the puff is my go to style for my on the run lifestyle. I gave this new hair style a whirl & the results were lovely, but there’s always room for improvement! I’m going to take you through the process, products as well as the pros & cons of my experience. Hopefully it’ll help you all who are interested in trying something new with your hair! I’d like for you all to keep in mind that although geared towards curly hair types, this look can be completed with other hair types, (i.e. straight, wavy), just with different products.
The Process: Although contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t difficult for me to do the three strand twists. Quite similar to braids, I found that if I concentrated on my hair only, my fingers got into the rhythm of doing the twists really quick! I didn’t catch myself or my fingers wanting to braid the hair, so I was ecstatic about that. I started with a simply braid at the root to make a strong, secure foundation for the twists, then proceeded to complete the rest of the hair in a three strand twist. My entire head didn’t take too long, probably just shy of an hour. I didn’t have to use any rods at the ends of my hair because they just curled up on their own & stayed twisted. It’s very hard to explain three strand twists without seeing it done, so try watching these videos from ForeverFlawlyss or Ahfro Baang for help. Prior to twisting, I used my normal leave in conditioner from Aphogee & my Africa’s Best oil to LOC in moisture, . To set the twists, I used Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Styling Pudding ($12) for the first time, which was very creamy in texture & gave my hair a soft feel the next morning. Overall, the process was easy quick & successful!
(what curls should look like)
The take down was really where I messed up the whole super defined curl look. My hair was super wet when I put these twists in, so I didn’t allot enough drying time for them which screwed me over in the end. I really think that if I had waited until my hair was damp instead of soaking wet, then they would’ve been dry by the next morning eliminating half of my issues. Not only were certain spots in my hair still damp, but I was also in a hurry to get my hair untwisted, so I really feel that I lost definition while taking my hair down. I did use oil on my hands in order to prevent frizz, but I like big hair so I did fluff a lot which created frizz in the end. Overall, the curls came out cute, but next time I’m going to make sure I have more time for drying & take down. Those two things combined I think will give me the perfect three strand twist out! The end results?
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