Do you want a gorgeous and popular hairstyle for this summer? In this case,the braid twist hairstyle is just perfect for you.
Braid twists are really common hairstyle for African American women. Your natural hair is extending and you can attach something from quality commercial hair strands to dreadlocks. Your hair stays healthy and this hairstyle doesn't require heat usage. It can be worn for days at a time, therefore requiring little mechanical manipulation to our tresses. With the twist out there is no tension on the scalp, and it doesn't make any damage to the hair follicle.
If you decide to get this popular hairstyle here are 7 tips to help your twist braids last longer.
- TWIST ON 90% WET OR DAMP HAIR
If you want a nice definition and long-lasting twist you have to twist your hair while it is still wet or damp. Twisting on dry hair will not produce a twist that lasts for a long time. Try to avoid twisting hair while it is fully wet because it can make some damage to your hair. Also, let your hair dry fully before undoing your twists.
- TWIST USING A MIXTURE OF BUTTER AND GEL
The best combination of mixture for twisting hair is butter (e.g., shea, mango) and gel. It will provide you a very defined twist and a soft hold while locking in moisture. Avoid alcohol-based gels, which might dry your hair.
- COIL THE ENDS OF THE TWISTS
If you twist your hair to the very ends it will result in twisting with curly ends. Another technique is to twist till simply before you reach the ends of your hair and so coil these ends around your finger. If this solution doesn't help you try twisting them very loosely as compared to the rest of the strand.
- WEAR SMALLER TWISTS AND FOR A LONGER PERIOD
The rule is simple!
If you have bigger twists it will produce less defined twist and the shorter time you wear them the faster your twist out will revert as well. The longest-lasting twist is reached from wearing small to medium-sized twists for a minimum of 3-5 days to set.
- DO NOT BORROW WHILE TWISTING
When you're twisting your hair, do not borrow hair from one of the two strands along the way. This method is usually done to make it up for a twist that started off with one big strand and one small strand. Still, undoing such a twist can lead to a catastrophic, kinky twist.
- DO NOT OVER SEPARATE THE TWIST
Try to separate each twist into two sections, or maximum into four sections. Any further separation leads to frizz and shorter wear of the hairstyle.
- SECURE THE TWIST BEFORE YOU SLEEP
If you're having medium to long hair put your twist into 10-12 slack big twists and cover with a satin bonnet before bedtime. In the morning just undo those big twists and wear them like before. For those with shorter hair, they just need to cover their twists. These tactics will help you to decrease frizz and reversion.
Follow these 7 tips and you will guaranteed have beautiful long lasting twist braids that you deserve.