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African American Twist Hairstyles

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African American Twist Hairstyles

Before You Twist Clean & Condition It is important that my hair is clean and conditioned, so that my hair can have body, and properly absorb products for setting and styling. Hair is like a sponge; it can only absorb so much. When there is build-up, the hair will not be able to successfully grasp additional products. Too much product can result in limp styles, slow drying time, and flaking. Moisturize Adding a quality moisturizer helps add moisture and nutrients, and oil or butter helps retain it. When my hair is thoroughly moisturized, my hair has elasticity, looks fresh, lively, and healthy. It also retains moisture, longer. (Oh, combs and clips just make the task easier and faster!) Now, You’re Ready to Twist! Just as important as using a great moisturizer, having a “proven” technique helps me to achieve an awesome twist out every single time. I say proven, because my twist outs have been double take-worthy ever since!!! By twisting in the direction in which my coils grow, and slightly rolling the strands between my fingers before twisting simply help to elongate my natural coil pattern, and my twist outs last longer. They are also incredibly defined. (If I didn’t have curls or coils, I would still roll the strands between my fingers prior to twisting). Applying Product First, I apply moisturizer, oil, then styler to my hair–in sections–while it’s damp. By sectioning the hair, it ensures even coverage. If your hair is fine, you may want to consider using less product on slightly damp hair. For those with coarse tresses, consider using a generous amount of product on sopping wet hair. Twists Next, I make 3-4 smaller sections within each section, and twist. I try to make the two strands within a twist even. That will keep me from having to “borrow” a piece of hair from the other strand to complete the twist. Twist-Out Once I’m done, I generally end up with 12-15 twists. I allow my hair to dry completely before unraveling to minimize frizz. When it is time to unravel, I do so carefully, add a little oil, separate and fluff! WATCH Get more of Ebony Clark’s styling tips, along with product reviews and hair tutorials on her YouTube, Instagram and blog.
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African American Twist Hairstyles

Compared to braids, twists are not just easier to make, but also faster, which is essential for beginners. Other than that, twist hairstyles come with the same benefits: they protect the hair, allow length retention, and are a great base for various hairstyles. You can start learning how to do two strand flat twist hairstyles, versatile flat twist hair designs, and more!
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African American Twist Hairstyles

Are you bored to wear your hair curly, wavy, unbraided? Well, then it’s time for twists! Twist hairstyles are an alternative to braids for natural African curls. Twists have one evident merit, compared to braids – they are faster and easier to make, which is crucial for beginners. Other than that twist hairstyles provide the same benefits: protection of natural hair, length retention and a great base for versatile hairstyles. Twists differ in caliber and type (hanging loosely twists and flat twists plaited close to the scalp like cornrows) There are also Senegalese twists, Havana twists, Marley twists, kinky twists.
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African American Twist Hairstyles

Before You Twist Clean & Condition It is important that my hair is clean and conditioned, so that my hair can have body, and properly absorb products for setting and styling. Hair is like a sponge; it can only absorb so much. When there is build-up, the hair will not be able to successfully grasp additional products. Too much product can result in limp styles, slow drying time, and flaking. Moisturize Adding a quality moisturizer helps add moisture and nutrients, and oil or butter helps retain it. When my hair is thoroughly moisturized, my hair has elasticity, looks fresh, lively, and healthy. It also retains moisture, longer. (Oh, combs and clips just make the task easier and faster!) Now, You’re Ready to Twist! Just as important as using a great moisturizer, having a “proven” technique helps me to achieve an awesome twist out every single time. I say proven, because my twist outs have been double take-worthy ever since!!! By twisting in the direction in which my coils grow, and slightly rolling the strands between my fingers before twisting simply help to elongate my natural coil pattern, and my twist outs last longer. They are also incredibly defined. (If I didn’t have curls or coils, I would still roll the strands between my fingers prior to twisting).

African American Twist Hairstyles

Twists Next, I make 3-4 smaller sections within each section, and twist. I try to make the two strands within a twist even. That will keep me from having to “borrow” a piece of hair from the other strand to complete the twist. Twist-Out Once I’m done, I generally end up with 12-15 twists. I allow my hair to dry completely before unraveling to minimize frizz. When it is time to unravel, I do so carefully, add a little oil, separate and fluff! WATCH Get more of Ebony Clark’s styling tips, along with product reviews and hair tutorials on her YouTube, Instagram and blog.
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African American Twist Hairstyles

Next, I make 3-4 smaller sections within each section, and twist. I try to make the two strands within a twist even. That will keep me from having to “borrow” a piece of hair from the other strand to complete the twist.
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African American Twist Hairstyles

Senegalese twist styles are beautiful in any length, but these long twists are definitely worth a double take. Start with a regular thick African twist, and then reduce the thickness of braids as hair descends. When you lift and swirl those gorgeous twists into a bun the thinner and thicker parts will blend beautifully.
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African American Twist Hairstyles

The women of African nations are known for their lovely, intricate and yet practical hairstyles. Embrace a Western world version of an African hairstyle with thick, long twists that flatter most faces and hair types.
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Twists are a top favorite technique in black hairstyles, along with braids. Twists allow extending your natural hair, attaching anything from quality commercial strands to dreadlocks. Many African American women hold themselves back from going natural simply because they have no idea of how they are going to style and protect their natural hair. Here are a couple of nice ideas in pictures, ladies.
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Most African-American women use braids and twists as a protective style. So, it is important that many of the styles are versatile without being damaging. There are no actual bangs in protective hairstyles, but thinner braids above the forehead can be used as such for diversity and the added flirty flair.
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Some days, you just want something simple and to the point – and this jumbo flat twist is the ideal solution. The look is based on the concept of a sideways-swept braid, but with a much larger flat twist.
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When we hear about twists we often think about numerous thin twists. However, we cannot forget about large options. This hair twist, also called a flat twist, is a simple yet elegant protective hairstyle you can easily do yourself in the morning.
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Opting for protective hairstyles does not have to be boring. With this scalp twist look, you only have to worry about not pulling too hard on your strands. It’s been proved that it can lead to hair loss, and that’s not something you want happening to you.
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If you’re looking for an easy style for your little girl, one that won’t require daily attention, you might want to try this kind of flat twist hairstyles for kids. It’s easy to learn and stylish to sport.
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If you’ve recently got braids, chances are you want to leave them in for awhile – they can be pricey! For an upcoming formal event, instead of removing your braids, keep them in and try one of many fancy twist hairstyles out there. Treating your hair as if it were straight and untwisted, wrap your braided locks into a classic updo.
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Two strand twist hairstyles work for anyone, whether you’re a fan of a subtle look or a statement one. If you fall into the second category, you will like the addition of a bold pink-red hair color in this style with shaved sides.
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If you’re curious about the process that transforms your big afro into an orderly and chic braid, check out this step-by-step tutorial. With a little bit of practice, you can learn to twist your hair yourself.
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It’s daring, it’s fancy, and it’s begging for you to try it. If you are currently going crazy because your long beautiful hair won’t settle, this stunning flat twist Mohawk is definitely the look for you.
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If you’d rather avoid extensions and keep your hair shorter, you can try these pretty twist styles. Go with some flat braids that move upward, allowing your beautiful curls to tumble down freely in bang-fashion.
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Flat twist your hair, add extensions and make this huge braided bun your style for the night. Thanks to extensions becoming so popular, you won’t have to wait until your hair grows very long. A full bun is readily accessible and very easy to assemble.

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