27 Twist Hairstyles
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Twist Hairstyles NHP Approved Black Women Black Girls Kids

Twist hairstyles come in many forms and fashions. So here’s what Im’ma do for you today my melanated sister from another mister…

You’re gonna see tons of natural hairstyles and ideas that you can use.

You’ll also learn where to see from these brilliant Black hairstylists and natural hair models.

Because NHP is all about showing love to those who should be celebrated, yet, often aren’t in this crazy, upside-down world we live in.

AND HEY! If you’re a hairstylist or hair model with high-quality Black hairstyle photos of your work, email them to me for a chance to get featured. Hit us up at: 

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So look:

I searched the net for the best-looking short, medium and long twist hairstyles that will give you an idea of how great Black women look while rocking these gorgeous hairstyles!

You'll see gorgeous women and girls with kinky-textured hair wearing these chic twists all up and down the boulevard, and for good reason…

Many of these twist hairstyles make great protective styles just like braided hairstyles do and on top of that…

...they look BOMB!

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Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@louquinha_de_black on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Some think twist hairstyles are the same as sisterlock, no, twist hairstyles have a completely different installation process and a different look. They also make great short hairstyles for Black women.

The twist look is more suited towards protecting your natural hair. EMÍLIA SILVA AKA @louquinha_de_black is rockin' these like nobody's business! She has a lot of cute styles, if you visit her page, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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You gotta love the flair on Harris Janae's tight and gorgeous twist hairstyle.

Her jewelry is amazing and you can tell that she knows she looks good. AS WE SHOULD! Her IG & Youtube are poppin'! If you visit her page, tell her "NHP sent me!".




Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@kassidigenea on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Do you see how much twist hairstyles bring out the SHEER BEAUTY in Black women?

Go on ahead and fix your face to tell me that this twist hairstyle isn't off-the-hook gorgeous... I'll wait...

Kassidi Genea has a Youtube channel and more cute Black hairstyles on her instagram, If you visit her page, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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Just so you know.... Many people think twist hairstyles are difficult to install..

Actually, twist hairstyles are some of the easier and quicker styles to try if you're working with your pure natural hair and not adding any weave extensions, just like the image below...



Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@naturally.kai on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Let's be real... It feels good when you KNOW you look like heaven on earth....

You gotta love how sis is just basking in her undeniable beauty. If you have high-quality twist hairstyles or any other Black hairstyle like Khaliyah Kai (@naturally.kai on IG), email Melissa with you picture and the name of the style.

It might get NHP approved! And if you visit Kia's page, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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What Different Types of Twist Are There?

Soooo... What are the different types of twists, you ask?

Many of our readers wonder about this, it seems like there are a million different twist hairstyle types, and to be honest...

...there are more styles than we can count and most are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! 

Here is a list of the most popular twist hairstyles that you'll see on the street or fashion model runway...




TWO-STRAND TWISTS LOCS

Two-strand twists (sometimes called "two strand twist locs") are a protective hairstyle that you create by taking two sections of hair and wrapping them around each other continuously down to the ends.

2-strand twist hairstyles can either be loose or tight, depending on how taut you hold them while styling and how snugly you wind them together. Two-strand twists can be thin, medium-thickness, or chunky.

They can be many or few, you can have twists all over your head or one on each side of your head, there are tons of options.

Many women have completely natural, “ALL their hurr” natural twist hairstyles. Others have extension hair. 

Speaking of extension hair...

Two-strand twist hairstyles using hair extensions have different names, depending on how chunky or thin the twists are and the kind of synthetic hair that is used to add length and volume.

For example:

Havana twists: These twist hairstyles with extensions are usually worn chunky and long.

Marley twists: These twist hairstyles with extensions are similar to Havana twists but use more expensive faux hair that's lighter weight and more springy.

'Two-strand twists are very simple and work for all hair textures, kinky, coily, curly or wavy.

Nubian twists: These twist hairstyles with extensions use short synthetic kinky hair for a springy look.

Senegalese twists: These twist hairstyles with extensions use Kanekelon hair which looks really nice and smooth. And hey, follow our Pinterest for more Senegalese twist pictures.



FLAT TWISTS

Flat twists are when you do a 2-strand twist but keep the twisted unit adhered very close to the scalp, picking up a small section of the hair as you go, tying it in, in a similar way to how a cornrow or French plait twist black hairstyle is installed.

Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved 11@_slayedbymayla on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Twist hairstyle done by SlayedByMayla, an East London / ILFORD Braider. And if you visit SlayedByMayla's page, tell her "NHP sent me!".



FINGER TWISTS

Finger twist hairstyles happen when you take one section of hair and wind it around itself in the direction that hair naturally turns in.

These are also sometimes called one-strand twists, and you can do them all over your head of hair. They're easy twist hairstyles for natural hair.

Many naturals do finger twists when their hair is damp so that it’s easier, then the twists can either be worn as they are, or separated into smaller twirls and curls once they've dried.

THREE-STRAND TWISTS

Three-strand twists are when you (or your stylist) takes 3 sections of hair strands, in a similar way to how you would prepare for a braid, but the twist technique is different from braiding. These are not always very easy twist hairstyles for natural hair.



TWIST OUTS

A twist out is when you do 2 or three-strand twists while the hair is damp, let them dry out completely either naturally or with the help of a gentle warm diffuser. Then, carefully unravel with your fingertips coated in a little lightweight styling serum, to reveal a beautiful kinky-curl pattern.

When you start, don’t be generic with your sectioning, you have an opportunity to CREAT something!

 Think about how you want to frame the face because this will set the style up for when you're taking it out.

After unraveling, you can then separate each of the twists to make more small sections of defined kinks and curls! While you flaunt a good twistout you don’t have to worry so much about frizz because having a little bit of frizz to your hair's natural texture is a good thing.

 It helps to help add volume and energy to the style, giving the overall twistout hairstyle and look more personality.



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I loved this photo, because it has that vintage black and white look, yet the still is a verrry modern twist hairstyle that will easily get attention and turn heads



Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved 12@naturally.kai on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

I can feel the vibes....

Can you?

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Twist hairstyles might be an NHP favorite, this is 100% PURE uncut Black Girl Magic, Period.




Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@1badboho_ on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

If you can tell me that these twist hairstyles byBeezBeautyBox Salon in Mirimar, South Florida aint STRAIGHT FIRE!

I can tell you "youz a lie!"

These are sooooo attractive!

If you visit this self-taught hairstylist & wig-maker's IG page, tell her "NHP sent me!".

Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@naturallynishaaa on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Naturallynishaaa and her twist hairstyle looks SERIOUS.

Seriously Gorgeous.

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Answers To Twist Hairstyle FAQs

What is a twist hairstyle?
Twist hairstyles are a popular Black hairstyle made of twisting 2 sections of hair around one another instead of braiding 3. Hair twists come in many forms such as flat twists and mini-twists and often twisted with natural Afro-textured hair alone or additional extension hair on various textures.

Do twist outs help hair grow?
Yes, properly done twist outs can help hair grow faster. Because, as the result of using more twist hairstyles as low-manipulation protective choices, a twist out is a common secondary hairstyle. In loose twist styles, hair grows while suffering less tension and scalp stress.

Are twists or braids better?
Twist hairstyles are better for women who want a quicker hairstyle than braid styles. Still, your strands will be more protected by braids than twists. For example, if you hit the gym regularly, braids are better since they’ll look better than twists after an intense workout. If you want a style that requires less morning effort, pick braids over twists.

What is the best hair for twists?
The purist naturals say the best hair for twists is your natural hair. Others choose high-quality human extension hair, for twists though, synthetic hair usually works best for the style because the texture helps prevent the twists from unraveling prematurely. The two most commonly used hair types for Senegalese twists are Kanekalon and Toyokalon, which have a tendency to tangle faster.

How long do twists last?
How long twist hairstyles last depends on the style of twist installed. Styles such as two-strand twists are protective and can last a long time. Although this style can be time-consuming to create, they typically stay intact for 2-6 weeks. Routinely washing and deep conditioning twist hairstyles will keep the style looking fresh, healthy and lasting longer.

How do you keep twists from frizzing?
A well-prepped twist style can usually avoid too much frizzing for 1–2 washes before it is time for a redo. If you are washing twists more times than that during a week, your protective style won’t last long. To keep twists from frizzing braid your twists before washing. This is key for keeping your twists intact, minimizing frizzing.



Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@stylequeenbeauty on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Sometime you just have to let em' know that the crown is firmly fixed and all is good in the kingdom.

LOVE IT!

The above style is by Shalleen-Kaye Jones, Licensed Hair Stylist out of Virginia, if you visit her natural salon hairstyles Instagram page, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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Stephanie knows she's fine. Livin' that twist hairstyle life!

And this next sista is rockin' her gray flat twist hairstyle like a true QUEEN, she is GORGEOUS! If you check out this natural hair influencer Youtuber on Instagram, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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You gotta love how her natural hair twist hairstyle allows her to protect her long type 4 hair, prevent breakage and keep looking like a Queen whose is worthy of the crown..

Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@danishrolls on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

If Vanessa K's whole look doesn't scream "FIERCE", i don't know what fierce means.

The melanin and makeup are poppin', and the type 3 twist hairstyle is super-neat and chic.

She is killin' it...

You can head over to her IG and check out more gorgeous Black hairstyles like crochet braids and more, she's an active natural hair influencer, if you visit, tell @danishroll that tell her "NHP sent me!".



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Sis got some quality twist hairstyles and quality images to proves it and she knows she's hurtin' some feelings, don't EVER get it twisted, ha!

If you have quality photos, email me for a hairstyle feature like these!



Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@royald_braidz on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Ol' Melissy Liss luvs da kids, I luv da kids.

Especially when they are looking too cute in the dopest twist hairstyles you'll ever see!

This kid's twist hairstyle was done by Darcy of Royal D Braids natural hair salon in Houston, Texas. If you visit her or see more styles on her IG tell her "NHP sent me!".

Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved 2021@viola_ekene on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

Check out Viola Ekene and her amazing type 4C hair twist style, so defined and protective. You betta work sis!

Viola is a natural hair Youtuber, podcaster and natural hair influencer. If you visit her or see more styles on her IG tell her "NHP sent me!".



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This work by Attracta01 is a dignified updo twist hairstyle that can serve as a smart and chic protective style! If you visit her or see more styles on her IG tell her "NHP sent me!".

@attracta01 specializes in Ayurvedic hair care and also does hair consultations and hair growth coaching.

Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@londonsbeautii on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

This flat twist work-of-art by Darlynda George London’s Beautii Hair Salon which is located in Bowie, Maryland, is so gorgeous and regal that it seems heavenly. If you visit her page, tell her "NHP sent me!"

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Twist hairstyles natural and weave extensions NHP Approved@christinamariahairstudio_ on IG | Email NHP for a feature!

I figured you'd love a peek at the gorgeous twist hairstyles that Christina Maria Hair Studio in Roseville, Michigan is hooking up on the regular. If you visit @christinamariahairstudio_ on Instagram, tell her "NHP sent me!".




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Lil' sis asked for all twists and that's exactly what she got.

Whether you want natural twist hairstyles or twist hairstyles with extensions, you got it!



Natural Hair Twist Styles for Short Hair [VIDEO]

Enjoy the natural hair twist styles for short hair video above. These twist Black hairstyles range from quick and easy, all the way to difficult as heck.

Still though:

They look defined, sleek and like the luscious locks that 4C dreams are made of!

My Twist Hairstyle Product Recommendations For You:

As with any easy twist hairstyles for natural hair, your best results start with healthy and hydrated hair. Here are some product recommendations for professional-looking type 4 hair results.

Be warned:

The MoroccanOil oils are super high-quality and the cost reflects that (especially the "big" bottle), although a little goes a long way. 

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