6 Nubian Twist Styles to Try this Season

Jennifer Hussein | 13 June 2018

We’re head over heels in love with these twist styles.

A Nubian twist is created by twisting hair into hair extensions that come in a very tight, coiled pattern. They’re different from box braids, Senegalese twists and other protective braid styles due to their lack of sheen. It’s such a fun and playful style that we’re never going to stop loving, and it’s perfect for ladies with tighter curls. Nubian twist hair is also great for women trying to make the switch from relaxed to natural hair, and conceals your hair during the in-between stages while protecting hair from damage. So if you’re looking to change up your style, try out one of these short Nubian twist hair looks:

6 Nubian Twist Styles We’re Obsessing Over


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Switch up your Nubian twist hair by incorporating other protective braid styles. Photo credit: Alyssa Francois

1. Braid Combo

Who said you had to choose one type of braid style? Combining Nubian twists with other styles, like these dreadlocks, are playful and will easily make you stand out from the rest of the crowd.

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Upgrade your ombré with Nubian twists! Photo credit: instagram.com/braidsnation

2. Ombré

For a dramatic, jaw-dropping style, put your ombré locks in Nubian twists. The drastic gradient from deep dark browns to light and platinum blondes will give any look you choose an added sense of chicness.

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Make your Nubian twists dark as night with jet black locks.

3. Black Hair Color

Come to the dark side with these jet black locks. Deep, dark black color is always eye-catching, and gives your Nubian twists more sheen.

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Caramel colored locks go perfectly with Nubian twist hair.

4. Caramel Hair Color

A rich caramel color is a tasty choice for any of your hairstyle cravings. This eye candy of a color goes hand-in-hand with Nubian twist hair. Whichever style you choose to put your twisted locks in, this color is guaranteed to have everyone drooling.

Play with the fullness of your Nubian twist hair by making them thicker.

5. Thick Twists

Thick twists give your hair an added boost of volume and fullness. If your twisted locks seem to be suffering from frizz, then tame those unruly strands with Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak Serum.

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An asymmetrical cut looks fabulous with Nubian twist hair.

6. Asymmetrical Cut

An asymmetrical cut is a fun way to play with your Nubian twist hair. This cut gives your twists an edgier, playful look.









Check out our twists guide to find more of these inspirational protective style ideas!