Three Strand Twists Update: One Week Later
Alrighty then. Here’s an update on these three-strand twists. I took a comparison shot and here are my observations:
- Shrinkage looks to be about the same as with two strand twists. In fact, my right side actually looks like they shrunk up more than the left side.
- They’re just as frizzy if not more so than my regular two strand twists; therefore they held up no better or worse than them
- They are still presentable. According to my mom they look just fine. Well by now y’all know I’ve got a thing about frizz, but in this instance I think I’d redo the top and worry about the back later.
So here’s my verdict: Two thumbs down. Sorry y’all. If anybody was rootin’ for these things here are my reasons for kickin’ ’em to the curb:
- Too time consuming
- They hurt my hands to do. Really, I’m not kidding. Days later my hands hurt and felt swolen.
- I actually think they’re frizzier than my two-strand twists…even to start out with. Trying to work with three strand didn’t allow me to be able to smoothe out the hair as I twisted it like I normally can with just two strands.
- The finished product only looked slightly different from two-strand twists. They have a tight weave but no really visual difference really
- No real incentive to ever do them again.
Since I haven’t taken them down yet, I’m not sure if they’ll be harder, easier or the same to unravel. Oh well. I’m glad I tried them though but never again.
Wanna learn how to do a three-strand twist? Click here to watch my tutorial. Enjoy!