Flat Twist Success!!!

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I did it!!!! I finally did it! I think I finally figured out how to flat twist properly!! I wanted to try the Curly ‘Fro set that I previously shared here. But, I still had never been able to do a decent flat twist. Well, after completing two lackluster and incorrectly done flat-twists, I decided to check out PGneiicey’s Flat Twist-Out Tutorial again. Zyaran had shared it with me in the comments of a post back in June and I liked it because Shaniece does the twists so large that it is easier for me to see what she is doing.

via PGneiicey

So, I tried again and … “By Jove, I think she’s got it!!”

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The twists in the middle and on the right were done first. The twist on the left was after watching Shaniece do it.

Well, I had to go back to the video several times as I did the first few twists, because I kept forgetting what to do. Finally, I realized that I needed to “pinch” hair from underneath the twist and add it to the hair that is about to go over the section to get the flat twist to look right.

Anywho, I’m so excited that I finally got this down that I had to share. Also, figured it might help someone else out who is struggling with flat-twisting. Remember, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again!!”

Now, as to this Curly ‘Fro, we’ll see how many times I’ll have to try THIS before I get it right. Hopefully, the firs time’s the charm. Stay tuned, because I’ll be sharing the results regardless … the Good, the Bad OR the Ugly ;).

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What technique or style did you struggle with, but eventually learned or even mastered? What helped you figure out how to do it?

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    • LOL!! Yeah, I just finished the set about an hour ago Marina. So, this mop has to dry. In fact, I really need to pull out the bonnet dryer to try to help it along and make certain it is dry by tomorrow morning! I have to go to work in the morning and it would really suck if it was still damp!!

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    • Tawanda, I have been wanting to try various flat-twist TnCs for FOREVER!! So, I am so excited that I might finally know how to do the technique well enough to try them now!! Yea!!

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  1. I HATE the bantu knot outs. lol They never come out right for me, ever, no matter what. I also struggled with how the ends of my hair looked after taking flat twists out. I decided to combine the two though, flat twist, and then bantu knot the ends, and my hair always comes out looking awesome now!

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  2. I’m so glad you finally were able to get it right! I’m still trying to master flat twists because I always have problems flat twisting the top of my head going back and I can never get it right. I get so frustrated and have to end up doing regular 2-strand twists in the back and flat twists on the sides.

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  3. Looks great!!! Watched the tutorial and will definitely try her style of flat twisting. Since I’m in the awkward stage, I’ve been trying a lil bit of everything.

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  4. Pingback: My Curly ‘Fro « hairscapades

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