Have you ever wanted to twist your hair but don’t know where to start? No worries, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will show you how to twist your hair like a boss, male edition.
Twisting your hair can be a hassle but with some simple tips and tricks, it can become your go-to hairstyle. From basic twist styles to complex braid-outs, there are many options to choose from. Whether you want a subtle twist or a bold statement, these techniques will help you achieve the perfect twist hairstyle.
Why Twisting Your Hair is Important?
Wondering why do people twist their hair? Twisting is a popular technique that is used to create natural, protective hairstyles. It helps to retain moisture in the hair, prevent breakage and promote healthy hair growth. Twisting your hair also gives you the freedom to experiment with different styles, textures, and shapes.
What do You Need to Start Twisting Your Hair?
Before you start, here is a list of items that you will need to get started:
• Hair moisturizer
• Wide Tooth comb and/or detangler brush
• Hair oil
• Hair clips
• Hair ties
• Hair scissors
• Styling Gel/ Pomade
Step-by-Step Guide to Twisting Your Hair
Step 1: Prep Your Hair
Start by washing your hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner. This will help to remove any dirt, debris or product buildup. After washing, pat dry your hair with a towel and apply a leave-in condoner.
Step 2: Detangle Your Hair
Using a wide-tooth comb, detangle your hair starting at the ends and working your way up. Make sure to apply a leave-in conditioner and an oil to help aid the detangling process. A detangling brush can also be used to make this process quick and easy.
Step 3: Part Your Hair
Using the end of the comb, begin to create a part. Decide on the size of the twist and create a section of hair that is wide enough. Use hair clips to hold the section in place. Continue this process until all sections are in place.
Step 4: Twist Your Hair
Take a small section of hair and apply a styling gel or pomade, to help define the twist. Divide the section into two equal parts, then take one section over the other creating a twist. Add more gel/pomade for added hold. Knot the end of the twist to secure it in place. Continue this process until all sections are twisted.
Step 5: Dry Your Hair
If you are not in a hurry, air dry your hair by going outside after setting your twists. For the quickest finish, you can sit under a hooded dryer until your hair is completely dry. For best results, it’s best to sit under a hooded dryer after twist out is applied before taking the twist out
Step 6: Take Out the Twists
Once your hair is dry, carefully loosen the knots that secured the twists. You can remove them by gently pulling them apart. To keep the hair in place, use hair ties to keep twists in place overnight, then try to remove the tie and let your hair down.
Common Types of Twists
Here are the types of twists you can try:
1. Two-strand Twist:
The two-strand twist is a classic technique. This technique involves dividing hair into two strands then twisting them together. This creates a slender and uniform twist in the hair. The two-strand twist is a versatile style that can be styled in various ways.
2. Three-Strand Twist:
The three-strand twist technique is best suited for natural hair. It requires a little more dexterity and patience than the two-strand twist technique. This method involves sectioning the hair into three equal sections and twisting them together. Creating a fluffier and fuller look which is perfect for people with fine or straight hair.
3. Bantu Knots:
Bantu knots are a cute and trendy twist style that can be worn in various ways. The Bantu Knot technique involves sectioning the hair, coating each section with styling gel and creating small knots. This style adds volume to your hair and gives it a curly, defined look when taken down.
4. Flat Twists:
Flat twists are a similar process to a french braid. It is best to start from the front of the hairline and shift the hair back in a braided fashion. They lay flat against your scalp, making them a professional and classier hairstyle.
Tips for Maintaining Your Twists
So, you’ve successfully twisted your hair, and you want it to last as long as possible? Here are a few tips for maintaining your twists:
• Keep your hair moisturized
• Wear a satin scarf or bonnet while sleeping
• Don’t wash your hair too often
• Don’t play too rough with your twists
• Take it slow when unraveling your twists
• Don’t try to keep your twists in for too long
The Final Word
Twisting your hair isn’t as hard as it seems, it just takes time and practice. This technique offers a plethora of styling options, extending beyond twists alone. Twists are a popular protective style for both men and women alike. Remember to be patient and gentle with your hair while you twist it, and be sure to follow the maintenance tips so that your twists last as long as possible.
Here are some frequently asked questions about twisting hair:
- 1. Is it okay to twist my hair every day?
It is not a good idea to twist your hair every day because it can lead to hair breakage and hair loss.
- 2. Can I wash my hair with twists?
Yes, it is possible to wash your hair with twists, but make sure you rinse your scalp thoroughly and pat your hair dry afterwards.
- 3. How long can I keep twists in my hair?
Keeping twists in for a long time can lead to tangling, matting, and knotting. We recommend that you keep your twists in for no longer than two weeks to avoid tangling and breakage.
- 4. Can I style my twist with heat?
It is not recommended to use heat on your twists because it can damage your hair and lead to breakage.
- 5. How can I make my twists last longer?
Use a satin scarf or bonnet while sleeping, and avoid playing rough with your twists to make them last longer.
- 6. How often should I moisturize my twists?
It is important to moisturize your twists at least once a week, or when your hair feels dry.