Did you know that two-strand twists can be used to start locs? I didn’t when I was first looking into how to start my loc journey. Only the coil method, loc extensions, and interlocking were things I knew about. A lot of people have been asking me what the two-strand twist method is and how it can be used to start locs. I’ll also tell you what the pros and cons of starting your locs with two-strand twists are.
In recent years, the two-strand twist method has become a very popular way to start locs. Two-strand twists are like braids or plaits, which are good ways to start your locs. When you start with the two-strand twist method, the hair is held by the two-strand twists, and the roots lock first. When you twist two strands together, your locs will get thicker than when you first start them, so keep that in mind. My locs were not as thick when they were first put in, but they have gotten thicker over time. If you want thick locs, starting your locs with two-strand twists might be the way to go.
Two Strand Twists: What Are They?
Natural hair people often wear their hair in two strand twists. When I first started my journey, not many people knew that I was locing my hair because the two-strand twist style is so common among naturalistas. I think that the two-strand twist method is one of the simplest ways to start locs.
Two-strand twists are a good way to start your locs.
- While you wait for your locs to grow out, it looks like you have mini twists in your hair.
- Many people start their own locs at home because it’s easy to do. (A professional loctician put in my first locs.)
- The locs will get thick.
- Good if you have long hair.
Two-strand twists are not the best way to start your locs.
- Your twist pattern might not go away for a while longer. It might take between 6 months and 2 years. Everyone has different hair, so don’t compare yours to anyone else’s.
- Your twists might fall apart. At first, I had several turns that came apart every day. I tied them together with a knot so they wouldn’t keep coming apart.
Do you want to start out with two-strand twists for your locs? I hope this post helped you learn more about how to do two-strand twist locs.