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.

Styling Kinky Twists- Hair Style Ideas

 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.

Styling Kinky Twists- Hair Style Ideas

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.

Styling Kinky Twists- Hair Style Ideas

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?