A couple of weeks ago I was honored to be the hair model for Lenise Robinson, Co-owner and Natural Hairstylist of Canvas the Salon’s Twist & Talk: Fall Edition Class in Richmond, VA. While being the hair model I also had the chance to participate in the hands-on instruction and guess what?! I discovered I had been doing my two-strand twist and flat twist the wrong way. Yes, I was dead wrong! Now, when I say wrong I mean there’s a method that’s much better than what I was doing which leads to less shrinkage, less frizz and more definition. Say what?! Yes y’all…I was shocked. I’m 5+ years natural and still learning. I LOVE IT! (Sn: Now you know I can do a mean twist out with the methods I’ve been using. I can’t wait to show y’all my results from these new methods. Stay tuned).
Lesson 1: Twist within a Twist
Lenise taught a twisting method where you twist as you’re twisting. I was blown away by this new method and how elongated the twist was, which decreases shrinkage. By doing the extra twist within the twist, when you unravel the twist you will have more definition and less frizz. In the video below @YolandaRenee gives a tutorial of this method, which she calls Rope Twists.
Lesson 2: Organized Flat Twists
This technique is amazing! Basically you’re flat twisting your hair but in a more organized way where you pick up organized sections of hair as you twist down your head. When unraveling your flat twist you will have the look of two strand twists without having individual twists all over you hair. Can you say, “Time saver!” Winning! This technique is great as it minimizes frizz and gives more definition. Now, some of you may be saying “Girl, you haven’t been doing this from the jump?” Ummm…No. LOL See how my flat twists was set up I would just add hair as I twist. It’s not this neat and organized, but a change is coming. In the video below @BeautyByLee shows you step by step how to do this technique.
Lesson 3: Takedown made easy
The last twisting lesson I learned from Lenise’s Twist & Talk class was that by twisting your hair with the techniques above the takedown process is much easier. Since your hair is twisted in a more organized manner when unraveling the twist each organized section easily separates during the takedown process. In the video below @Jolieluvlee shows you how this is done.
If you’re in Richmond,VA and attended one of Lenise Twist & Talk classes share what you’ve learned. If you’re in the DMV and Hampton Roads area be on the look out for a Twist & Talk class near you! (Yes Lenise, I’m speaking it into existence!)
Also, if you haven’t read our October Power Woman feature on Lenise Robinson check it out here.