5-step guide how to wash 2 strand twists
Dilute your shampoo in a spray bottle with water. This will make it easier to apply the shampoo without disturbing the twists.
Wet your twists with warm water, being gentle and avoiding rubbing or twisting them.
Apply the diluted shampoo to your scalp, using the spray bottle to distribute it evenly. Be careful not to use too much pressure or disturb the twists.
Rinse your twists thoroughly with warm water, using your fingers to help detangle any knots gently.
Apply a conditioner to your twists, being careful not to use too much or it may weigh them down. Rinse your twists thoroughly with warm water, using your fingers to help detangle any knots gently. Squeeze out excess water from your twists with a towel, being careful not to rub or twist them too much. Allow your twists to air dry, or use a diffuser on a low heat setting to speed up the process.
Remember to be gentle throughout the washing process to avoid unraveling your twists, and to use a satin or silk scarf or pillowcase to protect your twists while you sleep.
FAQs washing 2 strand twists
How often should I wash my two-strand twists?
It’s recommended that you wash your two-strand twists once every 1-2 weeks, depending on your hair type and how active you are. If you sweat a lot or have an oily scalp, you may need to wash your twists more frequently. However, avoid washing your twists too often as it can dry them out and cause them to unravel.
Can I use regular shampoo and conditioner on my two-strand twists?
While you can use regular shampoo and conditioner on your twists, it’s recommended that you choose products that are specifically formulated for natural hair. Look for sulfate-free shampoos and moisturizing conditioners that will help to keep your twists healthy and hydrated.
How can I prevent my two-strand twists from unraveling while washing?
To prevent your twists from unraveling while washing, be gentle and avoid rubbing or twisting the hair. Diluting your shampoo in a spray bottle with water can help to apply it without disturbing the twists. Also, avoid using hot water, as it can cause your twists to unravel. Finally, use a satin or silk scarf or pillowcase to protect your twists while you sleep, and avoid sleeping with wet hair.