A No-Slip Braiding & Twisting Method for TWAs

— September 02, 2020

We absolutely love this method of working with a TWA to help grip shorter pieces. We spotted this method on insta at @beauty_can_braid. The braider utilizes a method of individually braiding smaller pieces within one section, and then braiding those smaller sections into one braid.

If you typically struggle with gripping short pieces of hair when creating a protective style, this method is a godsend. The parts you choose for your strands is equally important, so here are some breakdowns for you to consider:

1. CROCHET BRAIDS: Zig zag parts are best for crochet braids because they give the appearance of individual triangle parts.

2. CROCHET LOCS: Opt for slightly messy finger parts that aren't completely straight. You can even attempt to do “bubble parting,” which is when you use your comb to do semi-circles in a row. Your locs won’t line up in a straight row, which will give them a more realistic look.

3. INDIVIDUAL FAUX LOCS: For individuals, boxed parting works just fine, but we’re also big fans of triangle parting for a little more flare.

4. INDIVIDUAL BOX BRAIDS: Boxed parting is undefeated with box braids, but angled parting looks neat and incredibly precise.

5. CROCHET WEAVES: Traditional straight parts work best for a straight-hair crochet look.

How do you grip and part your TWA? Photo credit: @beauty_can_braid