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50 Cool Twists and Kinky Twist Hairstyles to Try Out!

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Twists, in general, and particularly kinky twist hairstyles are an adorable type of protective style used mainly by African-American women who have either kinky or curly hair.

They can be used for purely aesthetic reasons too, but they are mainly employed to protect natural locks. For a fuller look – no matter the type of twists – you can always add some extensions (which is what most women usually do).

Whichever the case, we’ve prepared a list of pretty and very cool twists and kinky twist hairstyles for you to try out!

1. Marley Twists Hairstyles

We begin with some of the most basic variations on the classic 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 Marley hair extensions.

2. Shoulder Length Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Contrary to popular belief, kinky twists don’t necessarily have to very long. In fact, they can be as long as you want them to be. These ones, for example, stop at shoulder length and are perfect to frame any type of face.

3. Easy Kinky Twist Hairstyles

Here’s a tip for you. The bigger you make the twists, the easier it will be to use crochet braiding and kinky braiding on them. They will also be that easier to maintain. Plus, jumbo kinky twists look cool!

4. Half Up Half Down Twist Styles

To shake things up a little, you can always add a twist to this 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 Hair

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 highlight the eyes.

6. Kinky Twist Hairstyles with Milk Chocolate Highlights

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 Twist Protective Hairstyle

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 are a natural side-swept style that will look beautiful from behind too!

8. Cute Twists with Hair Accessories

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 headband that has stylized metallic golden leaves at the front.

9. Beautiful Twist Hair with Highlights

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

10. Mahogany Kinky Twists Styles

Here’s another hair color idea 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 damaging your natural hair while trying to get this shade.

11. Red and Black Twists

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. Did it not make us all question ourselves: ‘When did you fall in love with hip hop?’ Here, she proudly wears her locks in kinky twist 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 Senegalese Twists

If you want to add more volume and depth to your new hair – meaning hair that has been recently turned into 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 makes it even more adorable. However, you need to be careful with the makeup. Keep it to a minimum so as not to risk looking too theatrical.

16. Honey-Colored Twists

If you have the right skin tone and eye color, you can always try a milder color for your 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 Twist Hairstyles

A variety of the classics, pencil twists are long, narrow, and very straight. If you go for them, you will likely also have 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 the 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 Twist Hairstyles

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

21. High Bun 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 and take you out of many pickles, including if you have some hair 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. Black and White Twist Styles

Platinum blonde is an amazing color that will work great no matter your type of twists. 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? Laidback 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.

25. Golden Tips Twists

Yes, you can still rock the ombre trend even when you have 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 makeup style you choose.

27. Nutmeg Twist Hairstyles

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

28. Elegant Twist Updos

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

29. Blue Yarn 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.

30. Ombre Kinky Twist Hair

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 those hair extensions.

31. Small Twists with Fulani Elements

The smaller the twists, the finer the art. It’s an intricate job to weave and braid your hair so finely, but you can take the time and try it at home or go the easy way and just relax in your stylist’s chair for some 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 you put on.

33. Three Tone Kinky Twist

Here is an interesting idea for your 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!

36. The Crimson Spice Braided Hairstyle

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. The color is brought out by the intricate braids in the hairstyle.

37. Symmetrical 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 and 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 like this 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 Twists Hairstyle

You can even create a short bob out of twists. Style it by parting your hair on one side and use a pair of over-sized 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 twists and we absolutely adore it. It looks really cool and fresh and we feel like it would work great with some hair accessories in it as well as a pair of statement earrings with colorful rhinestones.

43. Messy Twist Hairstyles

Sometimes, messy really is the best styling option. Since twists are a protective style – which means that your real hair is hidden somewhere underneath – you can go as messy and knotted as you like with your twists.

44. Jumbo 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 they look very cool too!

45. Curly Hair Ends Style

Not all twists have to have straight ends. You can also think outside the box, get creative, and find a style that suits you best. 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?

46. Micro Twists with Kinky Ends

Here is a set of super micro twists with kinky ends in a lovely golden-brown color. Their long length makes them the perfect size to style any way you want. And we still can’t get over how amazing this color is!

47. Formal Twists Updo

It’s very easy to create a formal updo when your twists have been braided correctly. If you can’t think of ideas on your own, don’t worry. Look for inspiration on YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

48. Kinky Twist Hairstyles with an Undershave

To be more exact, this is what we would call a razor fade on the sides and in the back with a very long top that has been braided in the shape of kinky twists. Of course, you can use your natural hair or go for a weave.

49. Forest Green Long Twists

Don’t be afraid to try unconventional colors because this has been one of the major trends of these past few years. It started as a craze people used to wear in the summertime at music festivals but quickly evolved into so much more!

50. Romantic Kinky Twist Hairstyles

What can be more romantic than flowers in your hair? Take it to the next level with some oversized blossoms such as orchids, peonies, roses, or sunflowers. The more theatrical, the better – case-dependent!

Ready to Change Your Look?

Twist and kinky twist hairstyles are both an attractive styling choice and a serviceable solution. They are the perfect way to protect natural hair from the environment, damage, or harsh chemicals.

Twists are easy to style and wear, so make sure you give our list a full reading and tell us in the comment list below which idea was your favorite!

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