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45 Cool Kinky Twist Hairstyles to Try This Summer

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Kinky twist hairstyles are an adorable type of protective style used mainly by African-American women who define themselves as having either curly or kinky hair. You can use them for purely aesthetic reasons too, but they are mainly employed to protect your natural locks. If you want a fuller look from your kinky twists, you can always add some extensions, which is what most women actually do. We’ve prepared a list of 45 cool kinky twist hairstyles for you to try out this summer.

1. Marley Kinky Twist Hairstyles

We begin with some of the most basic variations on the classic kinky twists, both in style and length, the so-called marley twists. If you don’t have enough hair to pull off this kind of volume, don’t worry. You can always use extensions.

2. Shoulder Length Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Opposed to contrary belief, kinky twists don’t have to be necessarily long. In fact, they can be as long as you want them to be. These ones, for example, stop at shoulder length, perfect to frame your type of face.

3. Easy Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Here’s a tip for you. The bigger you make them, the easier it will be both to weave them or crochet them, if that’s the case and to maintain them afterward. Plus, let’s face it. Jumbo kinky twists look cool.

4. Half Up Half Down

If you want to shake things up a little, you can always approach a modern hairstyle and go for the half up half down look. It’s very bohemian and chic, and you can complement the look with the appropriate accessories and clothes.

5. Light Brown Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Another thing you can do to stir some life into your traditional and protective kinky twists would be to choose a creative color. In this case, it’s a light brown mixed with some other complementary shades that will highlight your eyes.

6. Milk Chocolate Kinky Twist Hairstyles

How about this amazing milk chocolate shade of dark brown that also has a few vanilla strands in it? The light-colored ones are there to illuminate everything and highlight your amazing facial features.

7. Diagonal Kinky Twist Hairstyles

If you have skilled fingers and are brave enough to attempt this on your own or if you have a very good stylist, you can always go for diagonal twists. They look amazing from behind and the side.

8. Cute Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Sometimes, the accessories that we wear can really make or break an entire outfit. It’s the exact same thing with hairdos. This is a very cute elastic head band that has stylized metallic golden leaves at the front.

9. Beautiful Kinky Twist Hairstyles

When they are done just right, kinky twists really are a work of art. They can frame your face beautifully and, aided by a perfect makeup they will make you look like a queen wherever you are.

10. Mahogany Kinky Twists

Here’s another color which you can try. This mahogany brown is so lush and delicious you almost want to dip a spoon into it. The great thing is that you can find extensions in this color, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

11. Red and Black

If you’re not a fan of blending two or more colors for a natural look, you can always separate them into two solid blocks for a striking appearance. All you need are two different sets of hair extensions, and your job is done.

12. The Nicole Ari Parker

You may remember actress Nicole Ari Parker from movies such as ‘Brown Sugar’ that made us all question ourselves ‘When did you fall in love with hip hop?’ Nowadays she proudly wears her locks in kinky twists hairstyles.

13. Strawberry Wine Kinky Twists

This color combination of purple and red has given birth to what we now call strawberry wine. You can dye your own hair in this magnificent shade, or you can find some natural hair extensions colored like this.

14. Layered Kinky Twist Hairstyles

If you want to add more volume and depth to your new hair, meaning that has been recently turned into kinky twists, then you can always get a layered haircut. The principle remains the same as with traditional, loose hair.

15. Burgundy Kinky Twists

This burgundy shade is actually mixed with a bit of marsala, which is what makes it so adorable. However, you need to be careful with your makeup. Keep it to a minimum so as not to risk looking too theatrical.

16. Honey Kinky Twists

If you have the right skin tone and eye color, you can always try a milder color for your kinky twist hairstyles. This is a scrumptious honey in a solid block of color, meaning it has no highlights or lowlights across it.

17. Colorful Kinky Twists

You can always try several different colors in your twists. After all, seeing as you are, most likely, building them up using extensions so as to protect your precious natural hair, why not try different colored extensions?

18. Pencil Kinky Twists

A variety of the classics, pencil kinky twists are long, narrow, and very straight. If you go for them, you are also required to get hair extensions, because the style calls for a huge number of these braids before they can be called pencil twists.

19. Sandy Colored Kinky Twists

These kinky twist hairstyles are so incredibly beautiful that they remind one of desert sands blowing in the dry winds day and night. They also remind us of heat, lonely scarabs, and the queen of the desert walking quietly through her empire.

20. Dark Tan Kinky Twists

A darker toned version of the sand twists are the tan ones. The great thing about this color is that you can actually find tan extensions that match your skin tone. In this way, you will reign over the beach on your summer holiday.

21. High Bun Kinky Twist Hairstyles

If it gets just a little too hot to handle, there’s always the high bun. Look for tutorials online in places such as Pinterest and YouTube on how to build this beautiful beehive and start rocking this look right now.

22. The Head Wrap

A high fashionable style accessory, the head wrap can save you out of many pickles, including if you have some growth and you haven’t had time to visit your stylist. You will need to check out some tutorials on how to wrap it here as well.

23. Icy Kinky Twists

Ice, baby! Lots, and lots of ice. On your head and on your jewelry. Platinum blonde is an amazing color for kinky twist hairstyles. Here’s a fair warning, though. This color will mean a lot of work when it comes to maintenance.

24. Cool Kinky Twist Hairstyles

What does cool mean? Laid back and fresh in this case, with a set of newly weaved, jumbo kinky twists. Add a casual denim shirt, a men’s white tee, and some killer sunglasses and you are ready to rule the streets.

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25. Golden Tips

Yes, you can still rock the ombre trend even when you have kinky twists. All you need to do is either dye your extensions or add some tips in different colors. This example shows us some in golden on dark brunette.

26. Diamond Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Diamond colored twists are just as rare as their natural counterparts, diamonds. But this is why we love them so much. Not only do they look amazing but they also go with any make up style you choose.

27. Nutmeg Kinky Twists

Long kinky twist hairstyles require a lot of maintenance after you get them. However, they look so beautiful that nothing else matters. These come in a fantastic shade of nutmeg brown that puts every other color to shame.

28. Elegant Kinky Twist Hairstyles

A fancy event such as your graduation, prom or even your big day doesn’t mean that you have to give up your kinky twists. Instead, you can have them retwisted into this beautiful and intricate fashion.

29. Blue Kinky Twists

If you want an unconventional color for your kinky twist hairstyles, you have two options. You can either go with hair extensions or you can do it with yarn. Yes, yarn has become an increasingly popular choice for twists.

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30. Ombre Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Stay cool and fresh by following the latest styling trends even when you are wearing kinky twists. One of these trends is ombre hair and you can rock it in any color you want, thanks to your hair extensions.

31. Small Kinky Twists

The smaller the twists, the finer the art. It’s an intricate job, to have to weave and braid them all, but you can take the time and try it at home or you can relax in your stylist’s chair for a couple of hours.

32. One Side Kinky Twist Hairstyles

This is a very simple look but one that can turn glamorous in a minute. In other words, it transitions beautifully from day to night, depending on the clothes that you wear as well as the makeup that you put on.

33. Three Tone Kinky Twist

Here is an interesting idea for your kinky twist hairstyles. Not only are there three colors to work with, but the shades themselves are interwoven. This means that you get two or three colors in the same twist.

34. The Half Bun

This is a half bun with a middle parting. It’s a very easy hairdo that you can try on a Monday morning, for example, when you’re in a hurry to get to the office but you still want to look as stylish as possible.

35. Wine Kinky Twists

Another amazing color that you could try for your kinky twist hairstyles is this burgundy wine. If you use some golden hair accessories, they will make the color stand out even more, not to mention adding a touch of luxury to the whole thing.

36. The Crimson Spice

If you’re not feeling up to the challenge of having your entire set of kinky twists in a nontraditional color, then you just go for a spice. These are brunette twists that have been spiced up with a little crimson here and there.

37. Symmetrical Kinky Twist Hairstyles

If you’re a fan of symmetry then you will simply love this idea. It’s all about parting the hair in very regular squares and then taking each resulting strand and braiding it into a kinky twist. You will be left with perfect parallel twists.

38. Cornrows into Kinky Twists

Here is how you can make two amazing trends meets. You start off with the traditional cornrows at head level at you continue by braiding the loose strands into kinky twists instead of the classic three strand braids.

39. Chunky Kinky Twist Hairstyles

There are slim kinky twists, jumbo kinky twists, and then there are the chunky ones. They are called thusly because of their look, which is pouffed up and very voluminous. The effect comes from the extra padding given by the hair extensions.

40. Short Bob with Kinky Twists

You can even create a short bob out of kinky twists. Style it by parting your hair on one side and use a pair of oversized earrings and you’re good to go. That’s the beauty of kinky twists. They can be transformed into any type of hairdo you can dream of while still protecting your hair.

41. Red and Ginger Kinky Twists

This is a summery color combination if there ever was one. Some of the undertones are dark red in color while the upper tones are ginger with just a touch of strawberry blonde. We also love the amazing ethnic inspired accessories.

42. Short Kinky Twist Hairstyles

This is a long or medium pixie cut made of kinky twists and we absolutely adore it. It looks really cool and fresh and we feel like it would work even better with some hair accessories in it as well as a pair of statement earrings with colorful rhinestones.

43. Messy Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Sometimes, messy really is the best styling option. And, since kinky twists are a protective style, meaning that you real hair is hidden somewhere underneath, you can go as messy and knotted as you like with your twists or double braids.

44. Jumbo Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Even though this particular style requires a lot of extensions, it will save you quite a lot of time and effort in terms of weaving or braiding. Apart from that, jumbo braids are a lot easier to maintain and to rebraid than the small or pencil ones. And, let’s face it. They look really cool.

45. Curly Ends

Not all kinky twists have to have straight ends. You can also think outside the box, get creative and find a style that suits you best. And if that style requires the ends to be all curly and squiggly, then why not? We are reliving the 90s after all, aren’t we?

Conclusion

Here is our selection of the coolest 45 kinky twist hairstyles. Let us know in the comment section below which of these impressed you most. Was it the jumbo braids, pencil twists, or the many colors we showed you and that you could wear? We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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