Well, they’ve done it again! Yet ANOTHER type of twists that take Marley, Havana and Mambo to the next level! 3-D Cubic Twists or Split Twists are the latest in crochet hair styles and we’ve got the scoop on how to get the look!
What ARE 3-D Cubic Twists?
3-D Cubic Twists/Split Twists are essentially two sets of two-strand twists twisted together. So, I guess you can say it’s a four-strand twist- VERY unique and different from what we’re used to in the world of extensions. The concept is so simple that it had me wondering why it took so long to show up!
What Hair Do I Use & How Much?
Each pack of Afri-Naptural Cubic Twist hair contains ten twists. Most have been installing about six packs total so, if you’re unsure, that may be a good place to start. I always like to pick up one more pack than recommended just to be safe (running out of hair is not cute!) but six packs should be enough for a full look. That extra pack can come in handy if you want to touch up any that might get frizzy while wearing the style.
How Do I Do It?
You want to be sure that you don’t install too many cornrows in preparation for the style or you’ll end up needing more hair to fill in those gaps. Space out your installation in the back but place each piece closer together when you get to the front.
Here’s a look at the simple install process from Beauty Can Braid with some really helpful tips for getting the style just right.
Why Do 3-D Cubic Twists?
Some pluses to this particular crochet style is that the hair has a soft feel to it, is lightweight AND you having a second and third style option by simply untwisting or splitting the hair… hence the name. The results are simple beautiful!
Cubic Twist hair comes in quite a few colors from jet black to various shades of brown, ombre burgundy (pictured above) and even purple which has been super popular choice of late.
The Brilliant Beauty shows us how easy it is to go from this multidimensional protective style to a voluminous, twist-out.
Here’s how others around the web have been rocking this style…
With three styles in one, this is something you can do for vacations to mix it up a bit from day-to-day.
Will you be taking a chance on 3D Cubic Twists this spring?
*photos: mulpix.com; @beauty_depot; @idlelocs; Shay Amour; Jessica Pettway; Coloured Beautiful
Celise Colston says
How long does this style typically last? And how do you take care of it? Can you wash it or do you use dry shampoos?
ValMonique Flournoy says
The style is cute but waay too long for me. I would like them shoulder length
Toia Barry says
Hey ValMonique. Thanks for reading! I was actually thinking about that when putting this together. I’ve yet to see it shorter but I’m sure you’re not alone. Hopefully, they come out with a shorter version soon!