Three Strand Twist-Out


OMGAAAAAAAAWH!! Do you see the gorgeousness of this?!?! When I saw this pic on the Instagram page of @iameden_, my eyes bulged out of my head and my jaw dropped. When I saw that it was a three strand twist out, I had to immediately search for a video tutorial!! I found this great one on YouTube where yarn in three different colors is used to provide a strong visual of the technique. Embedding is disabled. So, to view the video, click here.

And for those of you thinking, “That would never work on my texture,” check out the results that knotty_girl achieved with a three strand twist-out on 3c (?) hair!

BEE.AY.YOU.tiful. Right?!?!

Yeah, think I’m gonna have to give the three strand twist a whirl soon!!


Have you ever done 3 strand twists and/or a 3 strand twist-out? How did it work out for you? Any tricks of the trade to share?!?! Products, timing (wet, damp, dry?), technique?


12 responses »

  1. That looks so awesome! I can’t wait to try this. I’ve needed a “whimsical” looking curl to match with some cosplay concepts. This style might be FTW!


  2. I’ve done 3 strand twists outs before and I really liked the outcome, but then I discovered wash and gos this summer and haven’t done any twists/twist-outs since June. I read your post about braid-outs using satin scarves and thought to myself that I should try a 3 strand twist using scarves to see how that would turn out.


  3. Even I can attest to success with the three strand twist! #shutyomouth It’s true! However, I can only get one day hair without retwisting. And if I retwist, it just gets looser and looser and by the third day, it’s a wrap. I think it would last longer if I could pineapple, but since I cannot, I have to improvise. It is super easy once you get the hang of it. When I first did it, I had to look in the mirror and speak out loud, but now it’s a piece of cake!


  4. This is pretty. I’m glad you mentioned that someone did it on 3c hair because I was thinking that very thing! It seems a little tedious to do but then again so is 7 hours of mini twisting LOL

    Ok now to check out the tutorial. i’ve never actually seen this done!


  5. I tried three strand twists once, but my payoff wasn’t worth the labor – my hair was too fine and too short to show it off like @iameden_

    Here is the video I used – sobeautiful82’s technique is really great and I learned it very easily.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s