Braids vs Twists

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Reader Anna says;

I used to do braids and twists interchangeably but lately I’ve realized that my hair responds much better to braids than twists. For me, braids help my hair to lock in moisture better and stretch it more effectively. Lately I’ve actually found twists to be detrimental. For me, they lead to a lot of tangling and knotting and, because they are more loose than braids, I find that they trap more dirt and lint. I thought it would be interesting to know whether your readers prefer braids or twists, and why it works for their hair.

Great question! Ladies, when styling do you prefer braids or twists? Which works better for your texture and why?

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Black Girl With Long Hair

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila, founding editor of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008), social media and black beauty enthusiast. When I'm not here, I'm moderating a Facebook group for black mothers called Black Moms Connect.


51 thoughts on “Braids vs Twists

  1. I prefer flat twist over cornrows anyday and 2 strand twist I LOVE. but regarding out styles. I definitely prefer braidouts.

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  2. Do your head hurt because of the tightness in the twist braids? Wondering what to do because i suffer from migraine headaches

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