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How do you do a two-strand twist with weave?

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A two-strand twist is an attractive and easy way to integrate extensions into natural hair for temporary longer lengths and more styling options. This twist is accomplished by installing the weave into cornrows and twisting two strands together to combine the natural hair and weave before finishing with just the weave.

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Although somewhat tedious, there are only a couple of steps needed to complete the two-strand twist.

Step 1: Prepare the hair

Preparing the natural hair ensures better installation, smoother finish and a longer-lasting style. Wash the hair and scalp thoroughly and apply a moisturizing cream or oil to protect the hair from breakage. Working with damp hair helps keep frizz and flyaways under control during styling.

Step 2: Install the weave

The best way to ensure you have the right type of hair for your style needs is to purchase directly from a beauty supply store or stylist specializing in African-American hair. Sew the weave into cornrows, or, if cornrows are not desired, secure the weave to the natural hair with tight, 1-inch-long braids against the root.

Step 3: Twist the hair

Ensure the natural hair and weave are lying together and split the hair into several sections. The size of the section will determine the size of the finished twist. Divide one section into two equal sections and twist by crossing the right strand over the left, twisting it under, and repeating until the strands are twisted all the way to the bottom and secure.

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