As a stay-at-home mom, I have found that one of the most enjoyable activities I can do with my daughters is to experiment with different hairstyles. It’s a great way to bond with them and also to teach them about self-care and grooming.
I have always loved playing with hair, and now that I have two little girls, I get to indulge that passion even more. From simple braids to intricate updos, we have tried it all. We spend hours poring over Pinterest boards, looking for new ideas and inspiration.
One of the things I love about doing my daughters’ hair is the way it makes them feel. They love the attention and the feeling of being pampered. And when we’re done, they strut around the house like little princesses, showing off their new styles to anyone who will look.
Mo Plaits is back with this cute natural hairstyle consisting of medium sized boxes with two strand rope twists and beads for added flair.
Is rope twist and 2 strand twist the same?
When it comes to braiding styles, there are so many different types that it can be confusing to keep track of them all. Two of the most popular braiding styles are the rope twist and the 2 strand twist, but are they really the same thing? Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of these braids and figure out whether they are truly identical.
On the surface, the rope twist and 2 strand twist may look similar, but there are actually some key differences that set them apart. First off, the rope twist involves twisting two strands of hair or synthetic hair in opposite directions, creating a tight and defined braid that looks like a rope. This technique is often used for protective styles, as it helps to keep hair safe from damage and breakage.
The 2 strand twist, on the other hand, involves twisting two strands of hair or synthetic hair in the same direction, creating a looser and more natural-looking braid. This style is often used for everyday or casual looks, as it can be easily done at home without any special tools or skills.
So, while the rope twist and 2 strand twist may look somewhat similar, they are actually quite different in terms of both technique and application. If you’re looking for a tight and protective braid, the rope twist is the way to go, while the 2 strand twist is better suited for those looking for a more relaxed and carefree look.
Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule. Some people may choose to combine the two techniques in order to create a unique and personalized braid that offers both protection and style. Others may use one technique for a specific part of their hair, and then switch to the other technique for a different section. Ultimately, the choice between the rope twist and 2 strand twist depends on your own personal style preferences and hair type.
What you will need to complete this Rope Twist hairstyle:
Rat tail comb
Leave in conditioner (our favorite is African Pride Shea Butter Moisture Intense or Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk from the natural hair care line Bee Mine which you can get online at www.beeminproducts.com and save 10% with our reader discount code COLDUTHM )
Beads or clips
Two Strand Rope Twists
Two Strand Rope Twists How To:
Step 1: Part as small or big of sections as you would like, we decided to go with medium sized boxes.
Step 2: After you’re done parting a section, pin the rest of the hair back to make it easier to work with, and take half of the hair in one hand and half of the hair in the other hand.
Step 3: You’re going to twist both sections the same direction, and wrap them around each other the opposite direction that you twisted the hair in. For example: The twist on the right side will go clockwise and the twist on the left side will also go clockwise. When you wrap them around each other (do not let go of the twisted sections keep them twisted tightly) you will wrap them counter clockwise.
Step 4: You can put beads or hair clips on the ends for a cute and fashionable flair!
And you’re finished, now go try it.. two strand rope twists are a lot easier than ya think!!
Don’t forget that that Mo Plaits is now taking appointments for natural hair styles. She is located on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. To schedule your appointment you can TEXT (242)-470-3799 (again text only, please).
Whether you are wanting plaits, locs, braids, a trim or hair cut, twists, curls, extensions… you name is Mo Plaits is your go to natural hair stylist in the Bahamas.