Once I got the braiding down, my goddaughter wanted the twists. Can't believe now I actually had to have someone show me what to do, because it really is so easy, but there are some tricks to make it look better and last longer.
Products.....there are a couple products that are cheap and work well....once is called Loc Gel and the other is Twist and Lock. They don't benefit or hard the hair, as long as you don't keep the twists in for too long. At about a month the hair can lock when using a locking gel.
The most AMAZING product for African American hair is a line by Miss Jessie. There is good reading on why it is so good. Used to be only available online but now you can buy it at Target. The purple Curly Pudding is the product to use for the 2 strand twist. Very little product is needed and it is good for the hair and scalp, it just runs about $38 per jar.
Do people steal this stuff?!?! Notice the anti-theft tag on the side!
My lovely model is Keyvee, a former 5th grader and currently we are discipleship pals :-)
After washing her hair, I keep it fairly wet....thus the towel around her shoulders. I start by making a part along the hair at the neck. Sections will be squared. Each section with be separated into two pieces. Product is worked through the hair and then the two strands are twisted all the way to the end.
Continue to part new rows until hair is fully twisted. You can blow dry at the end and a hair lotion can be worked through to soften the twists. If you go with Miss Jessie's, then use the Baby Butter Cream.
Oh how I wish my hair could do this! It's amazing to me every time I twist it!