Latest 3 Strand Twists Hairstyles 2024

Imagine having the power to transform your hair into elegant, defined, and long-lasting curls without any heat or chemicals. This is exactly what 3 strand twists offer.

If you’re a natural hair enthusiast looking for a fresh and exciting hairstyle, or you’re simply curious about the beauty of textured locs, you’re in the right place.

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In this article, I’m going to show you the process behind this trending hairstyle, how to maintain it and also give you various styling tips so stay tuned!

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Whether you’re a complete beginner or a certified stylist, I’ll walk you through the basics and gradually explore the creative expressions that 3 strand twists offer.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ll start at the beginning, covering the fundamentals, and gradually delve into styling tips and maintenance routines.

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What are 3 strand twists?

3 strand twists are one of the protective hairstyles (especially for natural hair) that involves wrapping three strands of your natural hair around one another to create a spiral curly look instead of a regular braid. This hairstyle can be worn by both males and females.

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This type of twists can also be used to loc your hair and create a 3 strand twist dread.

If you don’t look closely enough, 3 strand twists can be mistaken for 2 strand twists but there are noticeable differences which we’ll be discussing as we progress.

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Difference between 3 strand twists and 2 strand twists

  • The curls on 2 strand twists are more noticeable and defined unlike that of 2 strand twists.
  • With 3 strand twists, you get little or no frizz in your hair which is the direct oppostie with 2 strand twists.
  • 2 strand twists takes lesser time to create unlike 3 strands twists which takes up longer time.
  • 3 strand twists feature more tighter curls due to the firm hold at the base of your hair.
  • 3 strandd twists are more durable than 2 strand twists.

How to make 3 Strand Twist

All you need to make this hairstyle is a neat well moisturized hair, and hair gel.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make 3 strand twist.

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How to care for your Twists

Wash with Shampoo and Conditioner

To keep your twists clean, wash with shampoo and conditioner. Ensure you do this as gently as possible so you don’t end up breaking your hair at the root or loosening your twists.

Wash with shampoo first, then go in with the conditioner after which you rinse thoroughly.

Also note that this should not be done frequently as over-washing can make your twists look dull.

Oil Your Scalp

Do NOT neglect your scalp. I know it’s a protective hairstyle, but you still need to keep your scalp moisturized at all times.

Oil your scalp bi-weekly or whenever it feels dry.

Try as much as possible not to itch your scalp. If you have an itchy scalp, you can get an anti-itch scalp oil to help soothe the itching.

Avoid Over styling

Inasmuch as your twists can be made into different styles, avoid over styling. Keep your hands out of your hair as much as you can to avoid damaging the hairstyle.

It’s advisable to change styles only once or twice a week.

Use a Satin Bonnet/Scarf

Wrap your twists in a satin bonnet or scarf before you retire for the night.

As opposed to hair net, this will keep your twists in place and ensure your hair lasts longer.


I hope you found this helpful.

Would you be trying this hairstyle? Let me know in the comments.

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