Video: Two Strand Twist Out

Miriam Herst | 12 May 2016
a curly afro woman with read hair smiling to the camer in a bedroom
15min Style Easy

Nail the two strand twist out.

Ready to try a new natural hairstyle? This step by step breakdown of the twist out, a natural hair basic and overall fierce look, is a breeze with help from beauty Vlogger, Breanna. Check out the products she uses in her video (above) and follow along below for a detailed guide to achieving this look.

How to Create a Two Strand Twist Out

Start fresh: Breanna suggests the Dove Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner for smoothing out those curls and making the hair more manageable.

Choose your part: Using a fine-toothed comb, she sectioned off her hair into her part of choice. Breanna prefers a side part for her twist out look.

Divide and section: She then divides the rest of her hair into two separate sections and ties the top half of each up and out of the way. This will let her focus on smaller sections at a time.

Moisturize: As Breanna mentions, she always adds oil to each section before she begins working and makes sure it’s fully saturated. We like the Nexxus Oil Infinite Step 3 Nourishing Hair Oil.

Prevent frizz: Breanna then uses the Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream on each individual strand to prep them for the twist out.

Twist away: Separating that section into two, she tightly winds each section around the other all the way until the end. Breanna repeats these steps all throughout that section and then on the other side of her head adding the anti-frizz cream as she goes.

Sleep on it: Breanna sleeps on the twists overnight to let them work their magic for ideal levels of curl.

Loosen: Breanna uses her finger in the opposite direction of the twists to unravel them and fluffs them out as she goes for optimum volume. After undoing the twists on both sides of her head, she goes in with a pick to fluff, fluff, fluff.

Alternatively: For a slightly different look, she shows the option of creating thicker and chunkier twists for a wider curl and an overall more voluminous result.


Major hair envy for Breanna’s purple tips aside, which look would you try out first?