Get the Look: Loose Twists Protective Style

loose two strand twists before and after

Loose two strand twists are an effective way to protective style your hair. Because the twists are done very loosely on your hair, it requires much less manipulation to do than regular twists. Also, the twists while done loosely are keeping the individual strands protected wrapped around each other.

What I like most about protective styling with loose two strand twists is your hair actually looks loose. That means your hair may not look like it’s in a protective state, allowing you more flexibility for styling.

Protective Style: Loose Two Strand Twists

loose twists on fine natural hair

How to Do Loose Twists

Tools/Accessories Needed: Clips to section your hair off, blow dryer (optional), your fingers ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Section hair into 4 and clip each section up
  2. Starting with one ofย the back sections, part hair with your fingers and grab a small area to twist and clip the rest of the hair up.
  3. Begin the twist off tightly at the root and twist looser and looser as you work your ways to the end
  4. Twist the very end of your hair tighter than the rest so that it doesn’t unravel.
  5. Twist until your entire head is done.

Note: If you want a part in the front of your hair (totally optional), create your part before you start twisting

swooped loose twists

Loose twists can be worn pulled up in a bun, french roll, ponytail or worn loosely. Get the look by following these steps.

Products Used:

– Organic Unrefined Shea Butter to twist with

– EcoStyler Curl and Wave Gel to smooth edges (throughout the week when pulling hair up)

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Nicholette

    Very cute!!!! Thank you.

  2. Christina J

    Niiiccceee! This is an awesome idea to retain length and to protective style without the tension! I’ll give this a try!

    1. Michelle

      I still moisturize my hair every day with a cream moisturizer. It’s really about the low manipulation of the style and being able to wear it in these twists without them actually looking like twists lol

      Personally, I don’t tend to have many times where my moisture retention is a problem.

  3. Pamela Thompson

    Thanks Michelle for the specifics on this style. I tried mini twists in the past and my fine hair was a tangle mess. I just finish the loose twists and so far I like it. My hair was already stretch from an old Bantu Knot Out The best tip that you gave from your tips for two strand twists blog was not to leave this style in longer than a week and to avoid water based products. I needed a much needed break from doing my very fine but dense hair daily.

    1. Michelle

      so glad you like the twists. Definitely, fine twists are a no go for our fine hair. I did it once and it took FOREVER. I had some breakage too since it was tangled.
      I have my loose twists in still and I think I am going to let them go past another wash day. I’m going to just clarify my scalp with some Apple Cider Vinegar. We’ll see

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