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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Leila Noel­lis­te, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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Kay

I have 4c hair. I love how twists look and love the curls twist outs gives me. How­ev­er twists def­i­nite­ly tan­gles my hair more and very hard to detan­gle dur­ing wash time so recent­ly I resort­ed back to braids and braid outs as I lose a lot of hair from twists and twist outs.

vonnie

“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” exact­ly my expe­ri­ence! i’m so team braids now lol.….much bet­ter for my hair, less ssk or tan­gles

fran

braids, a thou­sand times over! i can nev­er get my twists to stay tight and not unrav­el.

Gully
Twists are already time con­sum­ing enough to put in so braids would be even extra trou­ble for me but I relate to the prob­lems with twists. As my hair grows, it gets tan­gled espe­cial­ly at the roots in twists and ssks appear at the ends where the twists don’t hold well. I think it’s exac­er­bat­ed by spritz­ing with spray in between wash­es. How­ev­er no lint gets trapped in my hair what­so­ev­er. I think twists can be much more dry­ing espe­cial­ly on the ends of the hair which can lead to splits and reten­tion issues. If braids were not a pain… Read more »
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