Mar 19, · Twist and Pin: Flatten hair over thumb and twist as you lift up. Pin. 4. Make a Knot: Tie hair above the twist into a gentle knot and pin. Make a Knot: Tie hair above the twist into a gentle knot and pin. Apr 16, · To get this version of the messy French twist, you'll need dry shampoo, salt spray, pomade, bobby pins, hairspray and a brush. Start by using the dry shampoo to remove excess oils from your strands. Next, backcomb your hair at the crown to build volume. For added texture, spritz the salt spray directly to the midsection and use a . The French twist is one of those hairstyles that looks terribly difficult to create, but is actually remarkably simple. Since celeb hairstylist and our resident hair guru Jen Atkin can make any style look easy, we had her break it down for us step by step. Even updo novices can master this one.