Two Strand Twist Dreadlock Hairstyle
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Dreadlock Hairstyle:

Two Strand Twist

If you’ve read our guide on how to start your dreadlocks, you’re probably wondering why Two Strand Twists are a part of our dreadlock styles. Well, while they can be used to start your dreadlocks by leaving them in permanently – they can also be worn as a hairstyle if you take them out within a reasonable time frame (After 2-3 washes but could probably go a little bit longer with no problems). Read more about wearing Two Strand Twist as a dreadlock style below!

3 Benefits of Two Strand Twist

Quick Hairstyle

Two Strand Twists are a relatively quick style for you or your loctican to do

Good for maintaining retwist

Allowing your dreadlocks to look "neat" for a lot longer than traditional retwists.

Good for short and long hair

As long as you have a several inches of locs, this style can still work for you.

How To Maintain Two Strand Twist?

Like most dreadlock hairstyles, the less you manipulate it once it’s styled, the longer it will last. For Two Strand Twist specifically, we’d recommend sleeping with a dreadlock sleeping cap, durag, or bonnet. We’d also recommend you limit exposure to water to washing your dreadlocks.

How Often Can You Get Two Strand Twist?

If you’re going to style your dreadlocks, Two Strand Twists are one of the best hairstyles to have. They’re a very protective dreadlock style and don’t involve much manipulation to look good (less manipulation leads to healthier dreadlocks). You should be perfectly fine getting this style every 1-2 months (depending on how fast your hair grows).

Can I Wash My Two Strand Twist?

Yes, you can and should wash your Two Strand Twists. How frequently you wash your hair will depend on your activity level, scalp, and environment. After washing your Two Strand Twist, they should continue looking pretty good.

How Do I Take Down My Two Strand Twist?

Removing Two Strand Twists is straightforward and easy. Usually, when you twist your locs together to form Two Strand Twists, you’ll use a rubber band to hold them together. When you’re ready to take down the style, just remove the rubber band and separate the two dreadlocks.