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How to Flat Twist the Right Way

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Hair is a fantastic thing, it can be brushed and styled in so many different ways that you can literally look like a different person every day. Some styles need to be re-done every day while others will maintain their style for several days, making it easier for you to look great, even if you’re not near a hot shower!

The flat twist is one of the latter, once you have done it you can leave your hair up and it will look good for several days. Best of all, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to complete the flat twist.

What Is A flat Twist?

The flat twist is a type of braid. In essence, it involves separating your hair into cornrowed sections but using a flat twist technique. You can then unravel your hair and create a variety of styles. But, all will involve a degree of curls, which the flat twist helps you to achieve.

Shampoo First

The first step in doing any hairstyle is to wash your hair. However, before you get it wet think about the shampoo, conditioner, and other products you are using. You need to choose something that nourishes your hair, hydrates it, and doesn’t contain lots of chemicals.

It is best to choose a natural product range, such as those offered by Purple shampoo. This will ensure your hair is in the best possible condition.

In addition, if you are planning to leave the flat twist in for several days then having clean hair first is a good idea as it is one less thing to worry about.

Detangle First

Once you washed your hair, before you dry it, you should put a comb through your hair to ensure there are no knots and tangles.

After detangling, you may find it is a good idea to moisturize your hair. This will help it to stay hydrated if you keep the flat twists in for several days. At this point it is worth noting that using a gel-based moisturizer and leave it in your hair, if the product is intended to be left in, this will make the curls more defined.

Putting Flat Twists In

Flat twists are effectively flat rollers, they create smaller and tighter curls than traditional rollers. You’ll want to put them in while the hair is wet. Separate it into sections approximately the same size as a roller and then twist the hair around the flat twist roller.

If you do this while your hair is damp there will be no fly away pieces, in short, you’ll get all the hair. You can then leave it in-situ for several hours to ensure the curls are well defined.

The flat twist roller should slide out of the middle of your dry hair and leave you with stunning-looking curls.

There are other methods but this is the simplest and easiest. With a little practice, you can do all your hair in less than thirty minutes.

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