Two-strand twists are a staple styling method in the natural hair community. But what about flat twists? Flat twists are like a hybrid of two-strand twists because you use two strands of hair to achieve flat twists, and corn rows, because they lay flat to the head. Even those with relaxed hair can wear flat twists, as I did plenty of times before I returned to wearing my textured hair.
There are plenty of styling options that include flat twists that each give a different look to your hair. Here are 5 ways you can use flat twists for styling:
1. Flat Twists with Optional Twist Out. This style uses the flat twists to set the hair, and then you take the twists loose if you’d want later for a 2-in-1 style. Here is the style on short hair and long hair just to show that you can achieve this look on many different lengths of hair.
2. Flat Twist & Curl. This is a variation on the classic twist and curl style. I find that doing flat twists and then curling the ends helps to stretch the hair for a more elongated style.
3. Flat Twist Protective Style. This is one of my go-to styles when I just want to tuck my hair away. It’s basically two flat twists that pull all of your hair into the flat twists and you can pin the ends away. It is also great for when the style you planned didn’t quite turn out like you planned. You can dress this up with hair accessories as well.
4. Flat Twist Updo. While this style looks difficult and intricate, it is super quick and easy. It is appropriate for all occasions and ages, and for all hair textures even those with relaxed hair. In this video, the style is demonstrated on long, stretched hair, but you can adjust it based on the length of your hair.
5. Jumbo Flat Twist. You can do this style on old, stretched hair to get you through until the next wash day. Gathering all the hair into one large flat twist is great for protecting your hair with a worry-free style. While this style does require some length, you can always use extensions to achieve the same look if your hair is shorter.
With these options for flat twists for styling, you can expand your style repertoire. Have you tried any of these flat twists styles?