7 Steps to Style Natural Hair: Twist Video Tutorial

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Hair Types

Okay, so you’ve lived that braided life, worn your weave like a total queen and even fluffed out your strands to incredible heights, but what now? Enter: the natural hair twist.

A sleek and stylish way to wear your natural hair, this look is suitable for everyday wear – all in 7 simple steps! So grab your favourite leave-in conditioner and let’s get twisting.


Section Your Hair.

Start by creating a box-shaped section at the back of your head. Remember, the smaller the box shape the tighter and more defined your end style will be.


back view of a woman with natural black hair pulling out a small section to style

Prep This Section.

Now apply a light spritz of a leave-in conditioner to this section of hair, as this will help to hydrate, detangle and make the styling process smoother. We like to reach for the SheaMoisture Miracle Hair Styler Leave-In Treatment that makes detangling super easy.


woman with natural black hair spraying a leave in conditioner to her hair

Apply a Cream.

For further hydration and to smooth down any flyaways, apply a moisturiser or oil like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil along the lenghts and comb through using a wide-toothed comb.


woman with natural black hair looking down applying a hair product into her hands

Split Section Into Two.

Okay, you’re all prepped and ready to style!

Now split the section into 2 halves.

woman with natural black hair pulling down two sections of her hair to style

Twist It!

Twist your right half over the left half (or vice versa) and continue the motion until you get to the end of your hair.

back view of a woman with natural black hair pulling down a twisted section


Repeat steps 1-5 over your entire head.

If desired you can sleep with the twists overnight, protecting them with a silk scarf or bonnet.

woman with natural black hair styling her hair by twisting small sections

Lay Your Edges!

If you have any baby hairs, lay them using a toothbrush and some hair gel.

This will provide tonnes of control with a high-shine finish to keep your strands in place.


woman with natural black hair styled into small twists using a toothbrush to set her baby hairs in place

Final Look.

And there you have it, you’ve learnt how to twist natural hair in 7 simple steps! You go, girl!

woman with natural black hair styled into small twists, looking at the camera smiling

You can do this twisted hairstyle on short natural hair or longer hair, so it’s a really versatile one to know. Now it’s time to put your new skills to the test and try out all sorts of natural twist hairstyles – which will you go for?



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