Natural Hair: Twist-out vs. Braid-out

Hey Curlies,

There are many different options as far as styling and stretching natural hair. Braid-outs and twist-outs are by far some of the most popular styles.

I ask people this question and I also get asked this question a lot:
"What do you like better, a braid-outs or twist-outs"?

They both show some length,but the style as far a definition is definitely different.

Done on wet hair
Done on fully dried hair

The photos above are only one month apart. See the difference on the fully dried hair?


These are definitely my signature style.
Day 1 Hair
Day 4 Hair
Day 2 Hair
Overall, if you are looking for more length, I would say that a braid-out would be best because as time goes on, the braid doesn't shrink as much as twists do.

This is probably just me, but I found that my braid-outs do not hold definition as long as a twist-out. I think this is because when un-braiding, the three strands cause more frizz than just un-twisting two strands on twists.

Here are tutorials on both:

Which do you like better and why? Share you ideas!

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