Women love to rock fashionable hairdos. Some love it classic, some even opt for straight hairstyles and some even go for hot chignon or chic messy hairstyles.
Most women, on the other hand, love it better when they sport curly and twisty hair. This kind of hairstyle is really fab. When you sport it, you can flaunt it in any occasion, be it casual, semi-formal, or formal.
This hairstyle also encourages a new look for you. It’s quite unique and easy to the eyes. But mind you, this hairstyle takes a bit of a work and effort.
You can’t just achieve it in an instant and you need to spend some time doing it. When sporting this hairstyle, it also doesn’t mean that you do not have to do anything to maintain its beauty. You still have to backcomb, wax, and twist it into shape.
However, great effort and work aside, the result will be stunning. How do you know if twisty hairstyle is the right hairstyle for you, anyway?
First, you need to see if your facial shape suits it. Best of all, you have to determine if you are comfortable with this kind of ‘do.
How to do this kind of hairstyle?
Here are a few steps on how to twist natural hair:
1. Prepare Your Hair to Be Twisted
Before you start this method, make sure that your hair is damp enough. This will make it easier for you to perform the twisting. When you damp your hair, you can use a hair oil. Make sure that the product works best for you and is good enough to dampen your hair efficiently. After applying a hair oil to your hair, air dry your hair for about 90 perfect of it. Now, is it good to twist the hair when it is wet or dry? It actually depends on you and your preference. You can twist your hair when it is dry or wet, but as mentioned, it will be easier when your hair is damp enough. You may, however, undergo a series of tries to discover which one works best for you.
2. Prepare Each Section of Your Hair
When you section your hair, you have to opt for the size of each twist section. Just remember to make them as uniform as much as possible. You can make it possible by using a rat-tail comb but if you do not have this type of comb, your fingers will do the trick. Remember that your twist section shouldn’t have to be perfect. If you want perfect twist sections, then use the rat-tail comb.
While combing your hair, you can also prepare your holding agent.
3. Divide the Twist Section in Two
When you do this, remember to make them as even and well-divided as possible. You may find it a bit difficult as some sections will run out. When this happens, you have to borrow from the other section to accommodate everything.
4. Start Twisting
When you perform this, begin with each section of the hair around each other. You may find it difficult from the start, especially when you have to do this in a hand-over-hand motion. But as you practice this day by day, you will eventually find it easier.
5. Continue Twisting the Section of Your Hair All the Way Down
Make sure to twist the same direction in order to make it appear neat. Take note that this will depend whether you are right-handed or left-handed. When you reach the near hairline, you can freely twist on the different direction. You may also twist it away from your face or even toward your face, however you like it.
6. As You Twist Your Hair, Keep an Even Tension
This technique will hold the twist tighter. You may find it difficult to perform at first, though but with lots of practice, you will be able to master it.
7. Work Your Way to the Ends of Your Hair
When doing this, you can put a dab of oil or a holding agent. This will give additional hold to your twist especially when your ends are very dry. Next, hold the ends firmly between your two fingers and let the pressure go. This will loosen the twist and make you comfortable.
8. Now You Have a Twisty Hairstyle
This hairstyle can stay up to one to two weeks. When you wash your hair, you can shampoo the twists without untwisting them. All you need to take note is to pay more attention to your scalp and less attention to the twists.
Over time, twists may puff up but you can do a little re-twisting every now and then. This won’t cost you anything, though. Just time and some effort.
You may find it over time that this simple and basic style is boring. You can step up and try other variations of styles that come along with your twist, like ponytails, twist outs, and even updos. When you have already mastered this technique, you can even try different hairstyles that are way too tricky yet beautiful and stylish.
Now here are some stylish hairstyles that are combined with magnificent twists that you can try and experiment:
1. Chunky Flat Twist Bun
This hairstyle is an updo wherein your sectioned twisted hair will be brought up, coming up with an elegant finish.
2. Versatile Braids and Twists
You don’t have to settle for a two-standard twist. You can add braids, too.
3. Flat Twists with Bangs
This comes with bangs, apparently. This can be possible if you lay the ends of a section of your twists on your forehead. This hairstyle is unique and some female pop stars are even seen sporting this kind of hairdo.
4. Half-Updo with Shoulder-level Twists
This hairstyle is simply pretty. Letting some of your twists fall down, choose particular sections that should be brought upward for the updo styling. This hairstyle works great in casual to semi-formal occasions.
The steps on how to twist natural hair may be a bit tricky and challenging, but you wouldn’t mind the effort when your hair looks glamorous all the time, right?