There are two basic ways to twist hair so that it lies on the scalp. One way to twist the hair is to section the hair into the desired size of segments. Use one hand to twist the hair with the thumb and forefinger while holding the hair down secure with the other hand. Another way to twist hair is to separate the section into two pieces. Twist one section over the other and pick up another piece while twisting the strand around again. This will feel similar to braiding, but with only two strands instead of three. Either style may be finished by continuing the twist to the bottom or finishing with a braid.