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The twist is one of the two ways I know to braid two strands.  The other is the herringbone.  Note that if you are doing the twist as a classic or a crown, you can choose to add hair to just the bottom side of the braid (incorporating hair from both above and below the twist, but adding it only to the bottom strand instead of both, as shown here).

Directions:

  1. Gather a section of hair where you want to start the twist.
  2. Insert your index finger from under the section to the top of the section, splitting the section into two strands.
  1. Twist both strands in the same direction and cross over in the opposite direction.  In this example, twist to the right a couple times, then cross the right hand strand over the left hand strand.
  2. Gather small sections of hair (as for french braid) and add one to each strand before continuing.
  1. Repeat instructions 3-4 to bottom of head.
  2. Repeat instruction 3 to bottom of braid.
  1. Finish off twist with hair fastener.

 

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