Several weeks back when my oldest daughter did her Q&A video, she mentioned her favorite thing to do in her hair was a waterfall twist. I realized I’ve done hairstyles with waterfall twists in them, but we don’t actually have a tutorial on how to do one or how to do one on yourself. So she’s here today to show you how to do a waterfall twist on yourself. It’s fast and it’s easy. You can certainly add more to this hairstyle, but this is what she likes to do to keep the hair pulled back out of her face.
We slowed a little of the video down so you could see things a bit easier. This hairstyle took her about 2 minutes to do. So much better than just straight hair down in your face, don’t you think!? If you’re having trouble viewing the video, click HERE to watch it.
Here’s the step-by step instructions based off what she did, and below are more pictures. You can certainly make a waterfall twist from both sides and join them in the back, or add something else like a ponytail or bun to the style if you desire.
1 – Make an off-center part on the right side of your head.
2 – Near the part and at the top of your forehead, divide out a small triangular section of hair.
3 – Divide this section of hair into 2 pieces and pass the bottom one over the top one so they swap places.
4 – Just behind the hair you divided out in Step 2 – grab a small amount of hair. Bring it up and over so it lays between these 2 pieces of hair.
5 – Then cross the bottom piece up and over the top so it twists and “traps” the hair you laid through the center of them.
6 – Grab another small section of hair from above. Lay it so it is between the 2 pieces of hair as before.
7 – Cross the bottom piece up and over the top so it twists again.
8 – Continue this pattern as far as you would like.
9 – Then twist the 2 pieces of hair to finish off the waterfall twist. Secure to the back of the head with a few bobby pins.
We always use Marianna Supreme Bobby Pins. They hold hair in place like no other! If you have issues w/bobby pins not holding, you likely are buying ones on a card from a big box store. I can always tell when the girls are using bobby pins from a friend or someone else because they don’t feel or hold like Marianna bobby pins! They come in a 1/2 lb. box, but believe me, they last forever, and you’ll be glad you made the investment for some good bobby pins! You can buy some Marianna Supreme Bobby Pins HERE.
FINISHED WATERFALL TWIST!
If you like waterfall twists, here’s a couple hairstyles that we’ve used waterfall twists in:
I just realized that the other 2 styles above, have been done on my oldest daughter as well! Her hair was much shorter in the first tutorial though! Be sure to PIN & SHARE today’s new tutorial! Comment and let us know if you can do one in your own hair!