Inside: Looking for a cute biracial hairstyle? This tutorial will show you how to do a two strand twist for an easy protective hairstyle.
I used to shy away from trying new hairstyles for my daughter’s biracial hair because I’ve never been good at doing hair. But as my daughter is getting older, her hair needs better protective styles.
So I did what moms do, and learned!
Since I’ve realized I needed to step my game up, (my regular braid and ponytail weren’t cutting it!) I’ve been practicing a lot of different mixed hairstyles.
It takes a long time to detangle her hair and then do a protective hairstyle afterwards. So I prefer styles that are easy but still cute, along with protecting my daughter’s mixed hair.
This two strand twist for mixed curly hair is a really easy and cute protective style and if you’re not great at braiding or you want an alternative to braids, you’ll love this style!
Cute Biracial Hairstyle: How To Do A Two Strand Twist With Mixed Hair
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You’ll start with your regular hair care routine for mixed hair because it’s best to do this style when your child’s hair is wet and detangled.
For this hairstyle you’ll want to have the following items:
Leave in cream or leave in conditioner
Spray bottle with water
Rat tail comb
Wide tooth comb
Box braid cuffs (optional)
Make sure you apply your products for biracial curly hair before you begin this style.
You’ll start by parting the hair all the way down the middle. It’s easiest to part the hair with a rat tail comb but if you don’t have one you can use your wide tooth comb.
You’ll want to clip the other hair you aren’t working on so it doesn’t get mixed in with the section you’re currently working on.
Next you’ll part a section from the front of the hair to right behind the ear, (you’ll do this on both sides of the head).
You’ll comb that entire section over to one side, (so there isn’t a part anymore in that section). Apply edge control to keep the hairline smooth, and secure the hair in a ponytail.
Then you’ll separate the ponytail into two sections and coat some gel on those two sections.
The gel will help hold the twists in place so they don’t become too loose and unravel.
Then begin twisting the two sections separately, in the same direction. This will look like you’re twirling the hair around your finger, but keep going until it’s twirled all the way to the bottom.
By twisting the two sections in the same direction, you’ll get the rope-like effect, whereas if you twist in two different directions you’ll get a different looking twist.
I’ve also noticed that the rope looking twist holds better over several days. The separate direction twist seems to unravel quicker.
But you can always try twisting both ways to see which look you like better!
Once you’ve twisted those two sections separately, you’ll begin crossing the sections over each other all the way down.
When you’re crossing the sections, use tension so the twist is tightly wound and then secure it at the bottom with a hair tie.
The twist will automatically loosen a little bit so that’s why you want to initially twist it tight.
Once I secure the hair at the bottom, I like to add a little water and leave in cream to give it extra moisture.
After you’ve done that first section, you’ll create a diagonal section from the middle part down the head on both sides of the part.
So for this tutorial you’ll have 4 other sections, (5 including the first one you just did) that you’ll be twisting.
The number doesn’t really matter because you could do a lot more sections if you wanted smaller twists.
You’ll again comb the diagonal section and apply edge control so the hair is smoothed down and secure it into a ponytail.
Then split the ponytail into two sections, apply some gel, and begin the twisting process again.
Repeat this until you’re done with all the sections.
As you’re going through the hair you may notice your child’s hair becoming dry, so keep a spray bottle nearby so you can wet it while you’re working on it.
Keeping the hair wet will help the edge control work better and will eliminate frizzy mixed hair.
You can add box braid cuffs if you want to make the hairstyle a little fancier, or you can leave it as is.
Braids are great for protecting mixed hair, but they can be intimidating if you’re just learning how to style your kid’s hair.
This two strand twist is a super cute biracial hairstyle and isn’t intimidating. Plus it’s an easy way to make sure your kid’s hair is protected from the elements!