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.
If you’re looking to change up your style, try out one of these short Nubian twist hair looks:
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.
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.
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.
4. Caramel Hair Color
A rich caramel color is a tasty choice for any of your hairstyle cravings. This eye candy hue 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.
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, coat them with Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak Serum.
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.
7. Jumbo Twists
Love the look of protective hairstyles like jumbo box braids? You can achieve the same look with Nubian twist.
8. Yarn Nubian Twists
Use yarn braiding hair to create the yarn texture of this Nubian twist style. Add shine and keep the hair soft with Love Beauty and Planet Hope and Repair Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang 3-In-1 Benefit Oil.
9. Twisted Bun
There are so many ways to wear your protective style. Coil your twists up into a bun for special occasions or when you just want to wear your hair up.
10. Side Part Nubian Twists
Before getting your hair styled, communicate with your stylist how you plan to wear it. Are you a middle part or side part girl? Your stylist will make sure you have options by parting your hair in certain directions.