Flat twists, also known as two-strand twists, are the perfect choice for hot seasons, especially when you do not want to wear a wig. Depending on your preference, you can wear them for up to two or three weeks. You can also rock them anytime no matter your hair length.
Flat twists are quite similar to braids, but they require a different technique during the braiding process, which I will be showing you in this article.
How to flat twist your natural hair
Want to be able to pull off this hairstyle on your own? This step-by-step tutorial by Tyiece will show you how to flat twist your natural hair.
What you need to flat twist your natural hair
- Wide-tooth comb
- Rattail comb
- Hand mirror
- Moisturizing hair butter
- Satin scarf
Step 1: Part your hair
- Start with freshly washed hair if you can.
- Comb and part your hair with a wide-tooth comb.
- Then use a rattail comb to straighten the part you just created. Ensure that your comb is in a steady motion so it comes out neatly parted. You can also use the hand mirror to double-check that your part is straight enough.
- Clip your free hair (hair that isn't sectioned) to the side, so it doesn't get in the way as you twist.
Step 2: Moisturize the first section
- Apply a generous amount of your moisturizing hair butter to the sectioned hair, from root to tip.
Step 3: Twist your hair
- Part your already sectioned hair into two.
- Then, using your fingers, start to twist from the base of your hair and go all the way down.
- Make sure you have a firm grip on your hair as you twist.
- After this, twirl the ends of your hair to keep the twist from unraveling.
Step 4: Style your flat twists in a center or side part
- You can make your flat twists either a center part or a side part.
- Use your wide-tooth comb to remove any tangles while you make your part.
Step 5: Get an even twist
- Measure your twist base using your rattail comb to get an even twist.
- Continue to twist.
Step 6: Part the left section of your hair and twist
- Twist with your fingers under your hair rather than on top of your hair.
- The less hair you pick, the tighter your flat twists will turn out. However, if you're going for a chunkier look, pick more hair.
Step 7: Make it look sleek
- To achieve a sleek look the next day, wrap your flat twists in a satin scarf to bed and then, take it off in the morning.
Extra tip: To protect the ends of your hair, weave them together and secure with a hairpin. Also, you can use some hair spray to give it extra shine.