Benefits of installing mini twists on wet hair

All Things Mini Twists on Wet 4C Natural Hair

If you’ve been around here for sometime, you know I love mini twists/ two strand twists. I love my natural hair twists in all sizes;mini, medium or chunky twists. The size depends on how long am intending to keep the twists and the level of motivation. Installing mini twists by yourself needs a different level of motivation.

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Mini twists are a versatile protective hairstyle that can work wonders for 4C natural hair. Installing them on wet hair offers numerous benefits, from enhanced moisture retention, reduced breakage, less puffy roots to defined curls.

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In this blog post, we’ll talk all about the advantages of installing mini twists on wet hair, a step-by-step guide on how to achieve the look, recommended products, and additional tips to ensure a successful and long-lasting style.

How to install mini twists on wet hair

Why You Should Install Mini Twists on Wet Hair.

Benefits of Installing Mini Twists on Wet Hair

  • Moisture Retention: Wet hair is more receptive to products, allowing for better hydration and moisture retention in 4C natural hair, which is prone to dryness. You already know if you wanna keep moisture in your hair longer, apply moisturizing products on wet hair.
  • Defined curls anyone? For the lovers of twist outs and defined curls, installing mini twists on wet hair is the way to go. You can also choose to use a curl defining cream when twisting to not only define the curls but also give the twists the hold they need so they don’t unravel.
  • Less Breakage: The added moisture during installation helps in reducing breakage and tangling, as the hair is more pliable and less prone to snapping.
  • Mini twists installed on wet hair lasts longer than those installed on dry hair. They have a better and stronger hold and are less likely to unravel and have puffy roots.

The downside of wearing mini twists on wet hair is shrinkage. The twists tend to shrink as they dry meaning you’ll have shorter twists unlike installing on dry hair. Want more length? Consider twisting on dry and stretched hair.

Mini twists on wet hair
Mini twists without a braided base

How to Install Mini Twists on Wet Hair


Best shampoos to remove all the dirt and product build-up

Moisturizing deep conditioners that will leave your hair manageable and soft

Protein treatments to repair damaged hair and strengthen weak hair minimizing breakage

  • Detangle your hair thoroughly using a wide-tooth comb or fingers to remove any knots or tangles. Always install any protective hairstyle on well detangled hair.
Two strand twist as a protective style
Natural Hair mini twists


  • Divide your hair into manageable sections, the number of sections will depend on how thick your hair is. use clips or hair ties to keep the rest of your hair out of the way as you twists a section at a time.


  • Apply a leave-in conditioner or a water-based moisturizer to each section, ensuring even distribution from roots to ends. Use a spray bottle to dampen the sections that may dry before mini twists installation.

Best leave-in conditioners for dry natural hair

Twisting Technique:

  • Begin twisting small sections of wet and moisturized hair, working from the roots to the ends. When twisting, don’t hold the roots too tight.
  • Use a curl defining cream or styling product with a good hold to help maintain the twists and reduce frizz.

Securing the Ends:

  • To prevent unraveling, secure the ends with a small perm rod, flexi rod, or by coiling the ends around your finger.
  • Drying:
  • Allow the twists to air -dry or use a hooded dryer on a low heat setting to speed up the process.
Mini twists on 4c natural hair

Tips for Maintaining Mini Twists.

  1. Nighttime Care: Cover your hair with a satin or silk scarf or use a satin pillowcase to prevent frizz and breakage.
  2. Regular Moisturizing: Spritz your twists with a water-based moisturizer to keep them moisturized and apply a butter or oil to lock in the moisture focusing more on your ends.

Hydrating hair mists to keep your mini twists moisturized

There you have it . I would love to know in the comment section if you prefer installing twists on dry or wet hair.

Valerie Kinoti

Valerie Kinoti has loved all things hair since she was 8 and always dreamt of having long hair. Decades later she is living the long hair dream and sharing all tips, tricks she has learned over the years.