How to style natural hair: Twist video tutorial

Steven | 10 October 2018
three images of a woman with natural black hair styled into twists
25 mins Style Easy

It’s time to do the twist!


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.

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


How to do twists on natural hair


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

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.

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

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 particularly like the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist for this, as the lightweight formula is free from silicones, parabens and dyes, and enriched with our botanical blend of coconut milk and aloe vera.

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

Apply a cream.

For further hydration and to tackle any frizz, apply a moisturiser (like the VO5 Frizz Free Cream) from root to tip and comb through using a wide-toothed comb.

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

Split section into two.

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

Now split the section into 2 halves.

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

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.

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


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 styled into small twists using a toothbrush to set her baby hairs in place

Lay your edges!

If you have any baby hairs, lay them using a toothbrush and some TONI&GUY Stick It Up Gum.

This will provide tonnes of control with a high-shine finish, giving your look an ultra-polished end result.


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

Final look.

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


You can do this twisted hairstyle on short natural hair, or any length, so we can all get in on the fun! Now it’s time to test out all sorts of natural twist hairstyles – which will you go for?


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