It can be so challenging trying to come up with versatile hairstyles when you have fine, lifeless hair. If you’re growing tired of wearing your hair in the same way, perhaps it’s time to get in on the twist.
Laid-back yet impactful, a twisted hairstyle is perfect for casual occasions where you feel like trying something different. It’s also great for keeping your hair back if you’re at an all-day physical event or vacationing in a hot location and want your hair away from your face.
Keep reading to learn how to do a twist hairstyle with volume which boots and revamps fine hair.
What’s the Difference Between a Twisted and a Plaited Hairstyle?
Both a twisted and a plaited hairstyle stand out for the right reasons when constructed into half up half down do. However, plaited hairstyles are preferred for formal occasions (like weddings and black tie events) as plaits can be made to appear neater and more well put-together where required. Twists, on the other hand, are more attractive for casual occasions because it’s easier to make them look messy and effortless due to how they’re constructed.
The twisted hairstyle is particularly well-suited to fine hair as the less amount of hair involved with this hairstyle, the easier it is to manipulate. When it comes to plaits, this hairstyle works well with both fine and thick hair. The general rule is: the thicker the hair, the messier the plait. But, with twists, thick hair is much more difficult to manage and control. The construction is also very different, as plaits are developed through overlapping different sections of the hair and twists tend to focus on manipulating just one section of the hair. Twisted hairstyles are preferred with fine hair as thick hair makes it challenging to obtain and the twists don’t always lie flat.
Twisted Hairstyle for Fine Hair How To: Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1. Start by taking a small section of hair at the top of the head in the center and combing it through to remove any knots. Then, hold this section of hair upright as you backcomb from the middle part all the way to the roots using a teasing comb. This immediately creates much-needed volume for fine hair.
Step 2. Once you’ve managed to achieve a good amount of volume, secure this section of hair with a rubber tie approximately two inches from the roots. However, try not to pull it too flat as it will undo all of your backcombing and hard work thus far.
Step 3. Use your forefinger and middle finger together in an upright position to make a hole in the center of the hair section in the two inches above the rubber tie, while the rest of the hair lies flat on your palm. Then, feed the ends through the hole you created over the hair tie, so that the section flips and turns back on itself to create a chic twist.
Step 4. Once you have created the twist, split the ends of the hair section in half and pull them away from each other to tighten the twist. Then, simply use your thumb and forefinger to gently pull and tease the hair at the twist with one hand as you pull the ends down with your other hand. This gives the twist more of a lift and keeps it securer for longer.
Step 5. Spray the section with hairspray to hold in place, before repeating steps 1-4 using other small sections of hair around the crown. You can even feed the ends of some top sections under the twists that are lower down the head to create a cool, intertwined look.
Step 6. Once steps 1-5 are complete, the final step is to use a flat iron to straighten the ends of the lower hair twists at the neck if you want a more controlled look. However, if you don’t have the time, simply apply one last spritz of hairspray and then you’re left with a fun and quirky half up half down do.
Video Tutorial How to Create a Twisted Hairstyle for Fine Hair
Choose the Right Toolkit
Twists are often perceived as being difficult to implement, however they’re pretty straightforward once you know how to make a twist hairstyle. Like with anything, practise makes perfect! It helps if you have the right toolkit to get you started. Be sure to invest in a good product for creating root volume, like Sexy Hair’s Root Pump Plus Mousse, and simply apply to dry roots before you begin this tutorial to achieve textural amplification. A teasing comb is also a must-have, like the Teeze with Eez Teasing Comb, which makes fine hair a dream to work with. Finally, if you want your twisted hairstyle to stay in place for a long period of time, you need to grab a hairspray with an extra strong hold, like L’Oreal’s LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. Spray a decent amount of this hairspray on your twists at the end of creation, and not before, because it solidly locks hair in place and can make it too stiff to twist.
Whether you’re heading out to the mall with your friends, or going out for lunch with your other half, this twisted hairstyle tutorial is a unique alternative to the traditional plaited or top knot half up half down. It’s great for giving fine, lifeless hair a bit of a revamp while experimenting with a style that’s a little different. As well as looking cute and funky, if you do it right, the twisted hairstyle will stay in place all day long with hardly any movement. Result!
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