9.09.2014

Twisted Together: Easy, 3 Minute, No Heat Hairstyle

I've got a really easy hairstyle today that you can do it 3 minutes. This is perfect for back to school or those days when you don't want to use heat on your hair.




Take a section of hair from the left side of your head. Twist it away from your face (counter clockwise). Bring it around to the crown of your head, all the way towards your ears on the right side, and pin it horizontally, as pictured.

On the right side of your hair, grab a section of the same size, and repeat the twist.

You will take this twist from the right side and place it on top of the first twist. Slide the ends of the right (or 2nd) twist under the first one. Pin horizontally into place.



I was asked about the placement of the bobby pins--I used ones that matched my hair color to hide them, but am showing you here where I put them. I put them in horizontally and I needed only 3 for my thick hair. Try spraying bobby pin with a dash of dry shampoo before inserting.


And that's it! From here you can pull at the twists to make them "fatter" or "pancake" as they are referred to in the book. While this is done with straight hair, try with curls or waves in hair (heat or no heat). Add more pins if needed. I've also tried this with a bun underneath (messy or "perfect").

This hairstyle came from the book, The Braiding Handbook, by Abby Smith. It's currently on sale for $10.72 on Amazon. I had an opportunity to review this book and have spent the past few months trying out all 60 (!!!) hairstyles.

I loved the range of hairstyles, which are arranged by type, like braids, twists, formal, fishtails, etc. I do wish it was labeled by ability level, but have found that these styles range from beginner and up. If you're looking for something new to do your hair (or your child's hair) I highly recommend this book!

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45 comments:

  1. That is such a simple Hair tutuorial.. thanx fr sharin,, wud def give it a go :)
    http://natashabhatt.blogspot.in

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  2. Love this hairstyle! I'm terrible at doing my hair other then very basic things so I may need to get this book!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

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  3. So cute and simple! Love it!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  4. Ooh that is a fancy look - very princess like! What a fun book - I love braids!!

    xx

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  5. Oooooo...that book looks good.
    And Imma gonna try this style on my little one for school....if only she'd sit still for longer than 10 secs....

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  6. I love how easy this looks! I'm trying this out ASAP!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  7. So simple and yet looks so boho chic, I really like it!

    http://reflectionofsanity.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hair that looks this cute in 3 minutes? Sign me up!

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  9. This is so pretty and anything that can look that good in that short amount of time is a winner!

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  10. This is adorable, and looks like I can even pull it off with short hair!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  11. Thanks for sharing this! I'm always at a loss for something simple and quick to do with my hair besides wearing it down or a top knot.

    xo Julie
    julieupstairs.wordpress.com

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  12. Love this! So simple but SO cute!
    Lucky you got to review that book!

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  13. super cute!! wish i had longer hair so i could do this! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  14. going to have to try this out. I have been twisting my bang for the last couple months now.

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  15. This is so simple! I definitely need to try it out!

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  16. This is too cute and looks so easy! Love it.

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  17. You had me at 3 min! This is seriously so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this! Looks so pretty and polished!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  19. This looks so nice to do. So simple and easy

    www.internetlyaddicted.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. this is super cute, but i must admit i struggle with the pinning - how do you pin horizontally and it holds the hair in place? maybe i'm silly... i cant even see the pins in your hair lol

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  21. I love this, very simple and quick, perfect for me:) And definitely need that book since I'm always with the boring straight hair or curls now and then:)

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  22. So fun and perfect for 2nd day hair. The waterfall braids I want to learn how to do!

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  23. This is simple and cute! If I can replicate this I will tag you in a pic! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Such a classy look. My hair is so thin it's hard for it to hold a braid :(

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  25. So cute! I'll have to try this.

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  26. yes! Love how quick this is- I can def squeeze this style in the morning!

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  27. That looks so cute!! It's fun to do with braids as well!

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  28. Such an easy hair tutorial! I'm going to try this one.

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  29. that looks like a great book to have on hand.

    [oomph.]

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  30. LOVE this! I am all about easy quick hairstyles!

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  31. This is great, Elle! It would be perfect for my early Saturday morning breakfast dates w/Mark! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  32. That looks great!!
    I have to try it and I hope I can do it.

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  33. That's so cute and looks so easy! I'm going to try it for tonight, hopefully it works on shorter hair too! :)

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  34. Oh this is too cute! I am so gonna try this!!! Thank you Elle! Kisses, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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  35. This is such a pretty style! I must admit, I've been completely neglecting my hair in the past few weeks... think the last of the summer humidity just got to me!

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  36. Great hair inspiration! I will definitely be trying some of these this weekend!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  37. I love this — and that I can even do it with my curly hair. :)

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