40 Twist Hairstyles for Natural Hair 2017
Twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017 like these are fast becoming a popular option for women (and men) with Afro-textured hair. Also known sometimes as “mini twists”, “two-strand twists” and also “flat twists”, they’re a hairstyle that comes with more possibilities to customise it than you could shake your fist at. We’re thinking outside the box when it comes to our hair these days, ladies, and these looks definitely show you how to do it with style.
If you’re sitting comfortably, we shall begin …
1 – Pretty in Pink (& Purple)
For an easy way to spice your twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017, why not add a spot of colour? You can easily weave extra extensions into your ‘do, but in different shades. This will really make an impact and once you’re bored of them, you can just take them out and replace them with a different colour.
2 – Simple & Cute Flat Twist Look
Although tricky to start with, flat twists like these are a super fast option that’ll last you three to five days, if you play your cards right. Cute, light and super protective, you could add flowers or a number of other hair accessories to really liven things up.
3 – Medium Sized Senegalese Twists
Left long and flowing free, these Senegalese twists are beautiful for when you’re feeling sassy and fleeky. They’re just begging to be whipped back and forth, that’s for sure. There’s nothing in the way of sophisticate styling techniques used to create this look, and can even be customised with a wide range of shades and colours.
4 – Twisted Bun Life
You can combine these twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017 with a number of other styles, including updos. These include afro looks, braids, and a number of other designs. This look, for example, is perfect for a glam event when you need to look your best.
5 – Marley Twist Out
There are so many benefits to a protective style such as these twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017. One of the biggest is that it is just that — a protective style. Once the twists have been put into your hair, they are left like that. With some designs and styles, they can be left for many days, whereas others offer weeks of wear. If long-lasting styles are what you’re looking for, have a chat with your stylist. They’ll be able to tell you what tends to last longer.
6 – Braided & Twisted Faux-Hawk
These twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017 are all low-maintenance. Not only that, they work on all manner of hair lengths. You can add them to very short hair or longer hair, and with the various styling possibilities on top of that, you have too many options to list!
7 – Top Knot, Golden Blonde Style
It was in the early 2000’s that twist hairstyles became more mainstream, and they have just increased in popularity since them. These days, the designs you can find are so complex, you’d hardly think they were possible. Just take a look at this fabulous style as a classic example. It looks much more complicated than it actually is, which means everyone will be staring enviously.
8 – Red & Rosy Twisted
Natural hair works really well with these twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017, offering a style that both looks good and can be twisted into a number of different designs. Barrettes and bands are not necessary when you’re dealing with natural hair twists, instead holding together naturally.
9 – Complex Flat Twist Styling
These fabulously twisted designs show you how you can achieve a wonderful and complicated updo without the need for lots of styling products and heated tools. You are doubly protecting your hair — once by protecting them with the twist braid hairstyles themselves, and then a second time around by avoiding all the styling tools that you might have otherwise used.
10 – Twisted with Electric Blue
Want to make a statement but not too much of a statement? How about a flash of bright, electric blue? Just the one strand is enough to make your hair really stand out in the crowd. These chunky twists look fabulous in the darker shade, with just that one peekaboo contrast.
11 – Beautiful Summer Twisted Styles
This look is stunningly smooth. In order to make sure your look is smooth, and stays that way, make sure you know how to maintain and care for these twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017. Silk pillowcases or other smooth protective materials must be used to ensure the materials don’t pull at your hair and cause it to frizz.
12 – Twisting Out & Sassy
Once you’re done with the twist-in, the twist-out can provide you with yet another hairstyle, making this one of the most versatile hairstyles of the decade. You may need to try various products to style and condition your hair, but once you find stuff you love, the rest of the journey will be a breeze.
13 – Beautiful & Curved Twisted Mohawk
Fancy something edgy and modern? This beautiful and curved twisted mohawk should be right up your street! Keep things naturally dark if you want to, but we can’t help but think that a bright flash of colour would really fit in nicely with that twisted style.
14 – Chunky Twist Up Do
It’s chunky and twisted, and also very elegant and sophisticated too. We think this look would be perfect with accessories for a wedding, as wel las for more serious occasions, such as job interviews.
15 – Flat Twists & Low Puff
Flat updos are not only super quick to put in, but super easy too. So easy, in fact, that you could even do this at home. With very little effort, you could have a wonderful updo that screams sophistication and class. Looks like this, for example, will only take an hour or two to put together, whereas other extension style weaves often take many more hours, some times as many as eight to ten.
16 – Simple, Double Pony Twists
You’ve got buns and ponytails, and even intricate twists and twirls. Sometimes, however, keeping things nice and simple with a pony swept to the side and held in place with a twist (or a band) is just what it takes to get yourself ready in the morning.
17 – Big & Bulky Twist Look
The larger the size of the twist, the shorter time it will take to complete. If you can’t spare quite as much time as you’d like for your stylist, opt for chunkier braids for a long-lasting cool style that’ll be slightly quicker to install.
18 – Long, Twisted Locks
Twist hairstyles are actually just as the name would suggest — two strands of hair that are twisted around each other to form a look that is similar to dreadlocks. You shouldn’t get the two confused, however, as dreadlocks are often much thicker, and also made up slightly differently.
19 – Innocent Flat Twists
There are so many ways to wear these twisted looks, and you can even twist your twists, and then twist those twists again if you feel like it. There are literally endless ways of rocking these locks, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
20 -Crowning Glory Twists
For a look good enough for a queen, how about this crowning glory twist look? It’s perfect for the summer, when you want to move all the hair back from your face.
21 – Fall Toned Kinky Twist Out
Kinky twists are generally considered to have a slightly more au naturel look when it comes to twist styles. They’re a clever way of changing a regular look ever so slightly to bring a totally new feel and finish to it.
22 – Fabulous Twist Style Worn Many Ways
You must remember that these smaller twists will often take much longer than wider, thicker, and chunkier twists. This is time that you will need to set aside for your appointment, and you should make sure your stylist is aware of what kind of style you want, so they know how much time to allocate you. If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, take in a few photos of looks that you DO like and see if the two of you can’t come up with something fabulous and fancy together.
23 – Fun & Fabulous Multi-Twist Style
When you have can have a number of looks all neatly wrapped into one, why wouldn’t you want just that? That’s what this kind of twist hairstyle will give you – something that could easily incorporate a number of different ideas, twists and twirls, depending on the kind of mood you were trying to set.
24 – Low Bun & Glamorous
This glamorous look has been elegantly achieved by folding the twists around in one go, before securing in place either with an elastic or pins.
25 – Fabulous Red Half Updo
Bright red? We love it. Twirl the entire front section around and pin into place for a look that totally rocks for both day and night occasions.
26 – Flat Twist Bun
Flat twisted and twisted again into a bun. It’s simple and pretty, but is it the right twisted look for you?
27 – Kinky Mohawk
Fancy a kinky mohawk? This look should give you all the inspiration you need.
28 – Accessorized
We love rings on our fingers, so it just makes sense that we would love them in our hair too. Add some blinded up hair rings to your twists and braids for a cool, boho chic look.
29 – Sculptured Updo
How about something sculptured for your twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017? This screams with pompous and glamour, with an asymmetrical style that mixes shades of both maroon and black together. Those gold rings just add a hint of bling to the occasion, and we can always find an excuse to rock those.
30 – Chunky Short Marley Twists
Short and chunky, that’s how we like our twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017. These look natural and cool, all at the same time, but are they something that you would opt for.
31 – Amazing Yarn Twists
With yarn twists, you have so many opportunities open to you, particularly in terms of really bright and bold colours. For festival season and summer, these looks are absolutely spot on, although they could bring a sense of colour to the drag life of winter too.
32 – Fierce & Tall Top Bun
Add some honey and caramel tones to your twists and you too could be rocking a look like this. We won’t lie, this looks like something that might be right up Beyonce’s street and if it’s good enough for Queen B, it’s good enough for us.
33 – Kinky Marley Rope Twists
If you want medium length, kinky twists are a great option. Marley twists are generally considered better for longer styles, although both can work in both situations with the right stylist. These mid-length looks give you the best of both worlds, allowing you to intricately twist your hair up on the days where you need something styled away from your face. On the days when you feel like wearing your hair down, you can still do that. Just another reason why these twist hairstyles for natural hair are great choices.
34 – Twisted & Intricate Twist Hairstyles for Natural Hair 2017
Of course, if you’re not interested in long and lovely locks, have them short and lovely instead. You can fake it too, winding and twirling your twist hairstyles for natural hair 2017 into intricate designs that lay flat to your hair. It’s like opting for a shorter look, without actually going for a shorter look.
35 – Sassy & Fierce Protective Short Styles
Wear your twists tightly affixed to your head, and then twisted around on each other, giving you a look that looks pretty damn fabulous. If you wanted an office look that needed very little upkeep, this one certainly rocks it. No nonsense and fab. It ticks all the boxes.
36 – Chunky Senegalese Twisted Hairstyle
Wear them long, largely-twisted and fabulously, shown by this beautiful hair look. Super long and lovely, you could also take some length off these if you were looking for a look that was easy to manage. Once these twists are in, however, as long as you keep up with the protective maintenance, your look can last for more than a couple of weeks.
37 – Adorned with Gold Twist Hairstyles
You know those old necklaces you have that you no longer wear? How about wearing them on your head instead? Hair accessories, like hair necklaces, have become very popular lately, and they can add a certain Grecian feel to your locks, if that’s the kind of Goddess appeal you’re going for.
38 – Shoulder Length Twists, Accessorized & Top Bun
Keep things shoulder length so you can add a top bun and a few blunged-out accessories to achieve this fab look.
39 – Cute Half Up & Half Down Hair
Half n’ half styles are cute and fun, and these bun-style looks are everywhere right now. They’re easy and have a bunch of benefits too. If you have greasy hair, or hair that doesn’t look quite as good as you hoped it would, you can throw the top half up in a bun, giving you only the bottom half to worry about. You will usually find that the tops go frizzy first.
40 – Kinky Twist Braids for the Weekend
Why not look at twisting your protective styles into a bob? It’s a great sophisticated design that can still be pulled back when you get warm and need to. You could even consider injecting some fun colours to really bring the entire look to life.