10 Nubian Twist Styles to Try this Season

Jennifer Hussein | 07 March 2019
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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.

If you’re looking to change up your style, try out one of these short Nubian twist hair looks:

1. Braid Combo

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

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.

2. Ombré

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

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

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

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

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Caramel colored locks go perfectly with Nubian twist hair.

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

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

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.

BED HEAD by TIGI CONTROL FREAK SERUM

6. Asymmetrical Cut

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An asymmetrical cut looks fabulous with Nubian twist hair.

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

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Go with jumbo twists to make a statement.

Love the look of protective hairstyles like jumbo box braids? You can achieve the same look with Nubian twist.

8. Yarn Nubian Twists

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Beautiful yarn textured 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.

LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET HOPE AND REPAIR COCONUT OIL & YLANG YLANG 3-in-1 BENEFIT OIL

9. Twisted Bun

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Wear your crown!

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

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Switch up your part for an updated look.

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.

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