Flat twists, also known as two-strand twists, are a great choice for hot seasons when you don't want to wear a wig. They can be worn for up to two or three weeks, depending on your preference, and can be rocked no matter your hair length.
Although similar to braids, flat twists require a different braiding technique, which I will show 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
To flat-twist your natural hair, you will need the following:
- 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.
- Use a wide-tooth comb to comb and part your hair
- Then use a rattail comb to straighten the part you just created. Ensure that your comb is moving steadily so that it comes out neatly parted. You can also use a 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 moisturizing hair butter to the sectioned hair, from root to tip.
Step 3: Twist your hair
- Part your already sectioned hair into two.
- Using your fingers, start twisting from the base of your hair and continue all the way down.
- Make sure to maintain a firm grip on your hair while twisting.
- Finally, 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 style your flat twists with either a center part or a side part.
- Use a wide-tooth comb to remove any tangles while making your part.
Step 5: Get an even twist
- Use your rattail comb to measure your twist base and ensure 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 before going to bed. In the morning, remove the scarf to reveal your sleek hair.
Extra tip: To protect the ends of your hair, weave them together and secure them with a hairpin. Additionally, you can use some hairspray to give them extra shine.
Check out this article for more tips on how to protect the ends of your natural hair.