Three-Strand Twistout (Best one I’ve ever had)
If you’ve been following my three-strand twist experiement, you’ll know that I found them cute but extremely difficult to do. My hands hurt for days. Plus they don’t look all that different from two strand twists…but you can tell the difference. Well anyway, I experienced the same amount of shrinkage even though they originally elongate the twist much more than two-strand twists do. Now in some instances they seemed to hold up just as well as two-strand twists. But for all of this, they just take too long to do to justify doing them again.
So I decided to go ahead and take them down today. And do what with my hair I wasn’t sure. I started to brush them out and just redo my hair in regular twists when I decided to see how well a twistout might look. And dangit…wouldn’t you know it. It’s the best one I’ve had in a very long time. Usually I take my twists out and because the back has a tighter texture, my hair is shrunken in the back and flat as a pancake in just one area which just ruins the entire twistout. So I usually just end up going ahead and shampooing my hair.
Well dang it! Wouldn’t you know it. This ends up being one of the best twistouts I’ve ever had. Now just the back is a twistout the; top is still in flat twists pulled back into a bun. So I also retwisted the top too so the whole do would be fresh. So here I sit, 12:33 a.m. trying to figure out how to preserve my twistout, because I’ve never tried to before. Do I just put a scarf on it? Do I try a satin sleeping bonnet? Don’t know. Will it survive me sweating in the scalp like I tend to do almost all the time? Will it just be flat and yucky tomorrow morning? Am I gonna have a big mess in the morning? Well I don’t know. I made myself take some pics so that I will at least have some memories of my three-strand twistout that I thought (and so did my niece) was the bomb.
Well…wish me luck. I’ll let y’all know how this turns out in the morning.
Ok…my hair is armpit length. How long would it ever have to be for my twists or a twistout to sit on my shoulders? My friend Kim’s hair is past her bra snaps in the back and her twists, twistouts and such all sit on her shoulders. But she’s also been natural for about 16-17 years…me only in my 5th year. So ok…will I have to wait another 12 years to have shoulder-length shrunken hair. Jeeze…I don’t even want to think about that.
The ends of my bun are secured with a ponytail band and rolled under. The slider barrette provides a bit of decoration for my hair. This do looks better with that part put into a ponytail. My twists will have a bit of a curl to them since they’ve been tucked under. I don’t untwist this hair though cause my top has a looser nap pattern and doesn’t hold a twistout definition very well. That’s when I really wish y hair texture in the top was as nappy as my hair in the back. Who’d have ever thunk I’d ever want nappier hair!
Wanna learn how to do a three-strand twist? Click here to watch my YouTube tutorial. Enjoy!