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Tutorial of the Retro French Twist with Headband

By January 27th, 202113 Comments

Being as though Antoinette is without her camera momentarily, I thought that I would show my interpretation of retro headband ponytail puff. I don’t wear my curls out these days due to the cold (and the fact that I don’t own a hair dryer) so my hair is usually in a twist out or braid out. My interpretation is pretty much the same as Ant’s. The only difference is that my hair is in a
loose french twist rather than a high puff.

Tutorial of the Retro French Twist with HeadbandTutorial of the Retro French Twist with Headband
(I am trying to figure out how to make the back look less flat up top. Any suggestions?)
Antoinette tried it with the french twist on freshly washed and diffused hair as well.

Tutorial of the Retro French Twist with Headband


  • Anonymous says:

    Hi to all~I am Sami. @ Imani, I am white but my hair doesn't know it. I only twist my hair because braids break it. I am so tired of trying to straighten my hair just so I can comb it out! I have somewhere between 3c and 4 hair, long so I can wear it up, and I love your video clips, Nikki! I would love to find a way to go natural but my hair is so fine, weightless, flyaway, & tangly, I guess I'd have to shave my head. Anyone else have this problem and could offer suggestions for remedy?

  • Ashanti says:

    Shanti is my name too :]

  • Emily kaye says:

    Hi curlynikki! As we speak i am becoming a hennahead! I h have been natural for over 10 years. I did not know what the heck to do with my hair for those 10 years. I have learned so much in a short period Of time. My 2 sisters my niece several girlfriends and coworkers love your site. I would love to come to the afro puffs event to thank you personally. Win or lose I just wanna say thank you for the natural hair revolution. Emily in atlanta (working on my 12 inches in 12months!)

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the hairstyle and both of the scarfs. My grandmother also just gave me a scarf with leopard print there look like the first one. Maybe i should try the style to, thanks for posting this! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Where did Shanti get her scarf?

  • Anonymous says:

    So cute and easy!

  • Carla says:

    Cant wait to try that sometime – thanks for posting!

  • Anonymous says:

    how come the majority of the styles on this site are for hair types like this or slighty more curly? it's cute, but it seems like this site does not have much in the way of 4b/4c hair.

  • Precious Henshaw says:

    This is very cute!! Got to try this look sometime!

  • ATWC says:

    Thanks for the suggestions ladies for the height and fullness issue! i will try it out

  • Admin says:

    I have a question WHY THE HELL is it called a French Twist? We all know that WHITE people do not braid or twist there hair like people of color.

    As a matter of fact, I am pretty sure that Africans & Indigenous people were the originators for braids & twists!

  • Annie L. says:

    Um…just wow!

    I LOVE and do french twists and chignons all the time and have never added a scarf. Great resurrection of a chic and edgy look! As per volume at the top, I just play around with it 'til I get what I want, like you mentioned, a lot of mess and pins can be hidden. But great vid, you two have blown Rihanna's and Beyonce's versions out of the water!

  • Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty says:

    Instead of the traditional french twist do it with a banana clip positioned vertically and high on your head. When you pin, you'll pin over the banana clip and voila, extra height 🙂

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