Styling Kinky Twists- Hair Style Ideas


by Lisa Michelle of NaturallyCurly

I’ve been enjoying my kinky twist protective style for three weeks now! I’ll admit, I had a bit different idea of how I wanted my hair to look before I installed my kinky twists, but they’ve been awesome thus far. As far as styling goes, I’ve kept it pretty simple for the most part, which is what I prefer. Not having to style my hair was my main reason behind doing a protective style. With that being said, I’ve done a few cool styles that are perfect for those who want to experiment with their own protective styles.

Flip it

This is a great look when you’re getting ready for a night on the town. The one sided look is chic, sexy and very easy to accomplish. I’ve added a few hair pins to keep the twists in place, but the appeal of this style is that the twists will still be able to move fairly freely during the evening. You can even add a loose twist in the front.


 Half Up, Half Down

Since I’m carrying eight full bags of kinky hair on my head, it can be rather bulky. It’s not real heavy, but trying to put all of the twists into one ponytail holder is a challenge to say the least. The half up, half down style has pretty much been my daily style. This easy and stylish go-to look can be adjusted to accommodate more hair up, or more hair down, depending on your preference. Once I’ve decided how much hair I want to pull back, I use a semi-stretched ponytail holder to secure the hair in the back. Sometimes I’ll pull the hair through the scrunchy one and a half times, leaving a bit of the ends loose and sticking up. Other times I’ll pull the twists through twice to create a tighter, more defined ponytail.



Twisted Loops

This was one of the striking styles that I came up with just playing around with the twists. It’s definitely different, exotic and quite glamorous at the same time. For this style, I started by sectioning off a wide piece of hair in the front. The back was flat twisted to one side, secured with a ponytail holder, and the ends were flipped upward and pinned in place. The loose hair that remained in the front was then separated in three and flat twisted the length of the twists. Each twist was then flipped and pinned in place towards the middle of my hair, creating hanging loops on the side. The end result was a funky fresh style that I wouldn’t expect to see many other people pulling off.


Having these kinky twists in has been a fun experience, and I look forward to keeping them in for at least a few more weeks. I’ve been exercising daily, and it’s been a breeze to not have to worry about my hair while I sweat. I’ll definitely be trying out some more new styles before taking these down! Happy styling!
 
How do you style your hair while in protective twists or braids?

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Asia Monique said...

Great way to style the hair! Love how you did the twisted pin-up!

_RollsJoyce said...

Thanks for giving me ideas! My hair usually stays wrapped up all day since I'm in the house most of the summer

Anonymous said...

The twisted loops & flip it are very cute & sexy, both hairstyles would be perfect for a night out or for that simple chic look.

Brooke B.

Anonymous said...

First off, 8 full bags of hair just made my neck hurt!!! Whew!

Secondly, love these styles, especially the twisted loops. I mostly pull my braids/twists into a mid to low pony and then tuck in the ends and wear the "bun" for work. I let them fly loose or pile into a high pony on days off. Think I'll try the twisted (braided) loops on Friday.

Miss TeeTee

Anonymous said...

She installed the kinky twist herself wow! The twisted loop would be go for the office. A new way to wear kinky twist instead of wearing them down.

Megan Montgomery

NATURAL HAIR WOMAN said...

The twisted loop style is so elegant. Have to try that :))

Annie L. said...

Very pretty! I wish I could install twists. When I had them I used to wet mine and do toppling top buns with 1 or 2 braids loosely curled at the sides.

Anonymous said...

I love, LOVE Kinky Twists! I transitioned with them for 10 months and had them redone every 3 months. My stylist only used 2 bags of hair for my entire head. There were small twists, but not micro--I LOVED them. They were lightweight and versatile. I may get them again this summer or fall to mix it up!

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Wow! Great look! The one sided look is stylish and very easy to accomplish. Thanks very much for giving ideas about stylish hairs.
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