11 Glamorous Twist Hairstyles for Natural Hair

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Thinking about taking a break from braids and opting in for twists for your natural hair? Then twists are the way to go. Twists are not only a gorgeous hairstyle that is protective for natural hair, but they are also more lightweight & faster to install.

 As the Fall approaches, and you prepare to head back to campus or the office, you may be looking for protective hairstyles. Here are 11 gorgeous ways you can wear twists as a natural hair protective style. 

Check out these twist hairstyles for natural hair:

1. Short Micro Twists

woman with short micro twists
Short micro twists are a cute way to keep your hair out of your face. Photo by Christina

Love the look and feel of short hair? Try micro twists to keep your hair looking cute yet away from your face while in the office. Micro twists are so versatile that they can be worn in a variety of hairstyles, and can be accessorized in so many ways. Also, with the twists being so small, they are bound to last you a few weeks longer which in turn gives your hair the chance to flourish and thrive. 

2. Shoulder Length Twists

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Medium length twists are fast to install yet effective. Photo by Yonas Bekele

With medium-sized, shoulder-length twists like this, you will spend no more than 4-5 hours in the salon chair, plus you will be left with a hairstyle that lasts you the first few weeks in school or in the office! Increase the longevity of this style by using TRESemmé Unscented Dry Shampoo to spot clean your braids. 

3. Natural Hair Twists 

woman with natural hair twists
Embrace your own hair by putting your afro in twists. Photo by Leighann Blackwood

If you’re not feeling like adding extensions to your natural hair, embrace your own hair by putting your afro in twists. When the twists are parted and split evenly, you can create a variety of hairstyles with the look. A cute way to wear the style is in a half up half down style that creates the effect of having bangs such as in the photo above. Use Emerge My Everything Hair Styling Butter Cream to help make your coils more tangible while styling.  

4. Long Blonde Twists

girl with blonde twists
Embrace long hair with these twists. Photo by Nadeena Granville

If you love wearing your hair long and proud, then try these twists! Put a twist on them by adding a pop of neutral colors such as a blonde, auburn, or light brown. 

5. Twists with Natural Highlights

girl with natural hair twist highlights
Spice up your natural hair twists without fully committing to a color. Photo by QG Creations

Another gorgeous way to spice up your twists with some colors is with natural-colored highlights. This is great to try if you’re yearning for some color but you’re not ready to commit to a full-on pop of color. 

6. Jumbo Twists on Natural Hair 

Woman with jumbo twists
Jumbo twists are fast to install and last for a good period of time. Photo by Alex Sorto

Jumbo Twists are so fast and easy to install on your natural hair and will last you at least 4 weeks. They are the perfect hairstyle for making a statement while also protecting your natural hair. 

7. Ribbon Tied Twists 

Natural hair twists tied with bibbon
Style your twists with a clothing matching ribbon. Photo by Leighann Blackwood

Due to the size of jumbo twists, it can be difficult to sometimes style them. A beautiful way to style them is in ponytails with gorgeous ribbons that match your outfit for the day. 

8. Bobble Tie Twists

Bobble Tie Hair Twists
These hair twists will have your natural hair protected while keeping you trendy. Photo by Shingi Rice

Bobble Ties aren’t only for toddlers! With this fun and creative take on natural hair twists, you are bound to set trends in any room you enter this Fall. 

9. Colorful Rubber Band Twists

Girl with colorful rubber brand twists
Rubber band twists are a great alternative to bobble ties. Photo by Melvin Ankrah

Are you loving the look of the colorful bobble ties but afraid that it might be too much for you? Then use colorful rubber bands throughout your twists as an alternative. Just spread them evenly throughout your twists until you have the look that is just right for you. 

10. Crochet Twists

Woman with Crochet Twists
Install crochet on natural hair in a few steps. Photo by Jabber Visuals

Crocheting is definitely the fastest way to install twists. The process involves cornrowing your natural hair then proceeding to crochet the pre-twisted hair into the braids. When installing your cornrows use SheaMoisture’s Moringa & Avocado Power Greens Reconstructor to assist in a neat and frizz-free installation process. 

11. Bohemian Passion Twists

Girl with passion twists
Passion twists are one of the trendiest styles at the moment. Photo by Lee Chinyama

For any naturalistas who love trying all the trendiest hairstyles, then you should go for passion twists if you haven’t already. Go for a more relaxed look by loosening up the passion twists for a bohemian effect. 

Will you be trying out any of these twist hairstyles on natural hair? Show us by tagging us @AllThingsHairUs. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter below for more natural hair inspo! 

 

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