Twist braids are a great way to maintain your hair. It stays in place for a considerable amount of time, and it is extremely versatile as well. Which means you can style your twist braids in a different way everyday, which are simple to create, and will make you stand out – be it a usual work day, formal party, or even a weekend brunch.
Senegalese Twist Braids in particular can be created quite quickly by themselves, as it only involves easy steps. Pick a small section of your hair, divide it in two, then twist the two strands to the right and overlap them on the left. Because of this process, Senegalese Twist Braids are also known as Rope Braids.
We have curated some of the trending, innovative and unique hairstyles that you can try out!
The micro senegalese twists, also known as small senegalese twists, are basically tightly knit twists with smaller sections of hair. This means that if you have a particularly thin volume of hair, this is the hairstyle for you. It is not only stunning, but is also hassle free once done, and is a complete no-fuss hairstyle. Small senegalese twists are versatile when it comes to hair length, and can be worn and pulled off no matter how long or relatively short your hair is. And once you get this braid, you could style it anyway you want, from leaving it flowing to tying it up in a knot.
If your hair volume is anywhere on the spectrum of ‘medium’, then this hairstyle is ideal for you. You can go for senegalese twists that are of average thickness, and can be styled in any way you like as they look gorgeous regardless. The medium senegalese twists hairstyle is a great way to hop on the braid trend without having to go too big.
One of the main reasons why people opt for braids is to manage the high volume of their hair, and of course, to save time for the next couple of days. Big senegalese braids are basically twists created for thicker, larger sections of hair. It protects your hair for a longer period of time, and looks gorgeous as well, of course. Most people opt for extensions when it comes to the big senegalese braid, so if you are someone with thin hair but want thick twists, you could go for that too.
Also called the jumbo twists, this hairstyle is the epitome of feminine and powerful.
Short senegalese twists can be styled to look edgy or cute or both! Twist braids when paired with short hair look extremely pretty, and is a hassle-free hairstyle to keep the hair from your face, while also wearing it down. Short senegalese twists could be worn to parties and formal events, and also on a daily basis, for work or college. Just make sure that you use some hairspray or leave in conditioner, as short hair tends to be more unruly than longer ones.
Long hair can be difficult to take care of, especially if you need to style it every day. Senegalese twists are a great way to maintain really long hair. These braids are designed to stay in place for days on end, so with just a little extra care, you can have a carefree run of innovative braid hairstyles for a week or even longer.
The senegalese twist updo is a great way to style your braid if you are looking to switch it up while keeping your initial hairstyle in tact. And the best part about these braids is that they are surprisingly versatile and conducive to most updos. All you have to do is gather all your hair/twist braids and tie them up in a bun, like you would, without braids. The senegalese twist updo makes for a casual, carefree look on days when you want to look super neat. The updo also has a royal vibe to it, which means that if you pair it up with a long dress and some glitter makeup, you would stand out like a green goddess!
A half bun, if you may. The half up half down senegalese twists are perfect for the summer while also being extremely elegant. Grab a few twists from near your ear, and tie them up with a butterfly clip or headband, depending on the thickness of your hair. This particular look is more understated. For a more edgier look, grab a bunch of twists from the top of your head and tie them up in a bun on top, while also leaving a substantial amount of hair to flow down your back. This is a great way to also have a neat look with the hair off of your face, while also making a style statement. Half up half downs have become super popular and trendy lately, because of how versatile they are – perfect for summer, spring and winter aesthetics; and the best part of course is that it is hassle free!
Senegalese twists can last for up to a week. Which means you have four to six days of styling your braid in quick different ways. A very simple way is to just tie up all your twists in a nice simple ponytail. You could go for a low ponytail for a carefree look, and a high one if you want a cleaner one. You can even use two small sections from the base of your neck and use them to wrap around the ponytail. A ponytail is a great way to show off your features, especially if you are wearing fancy makeup.
African twists and braids are a brilliant way to try out different hair colours, because of how protective they are – of your hair and of your hairstyles. Dye your hair blonde to see how it looks or even go for an ombre look, where your hair gradually changes from black/brown to blonde, from the scalp to your tips. Senegalese Twists in a different hair colour is a great style experiment, as you can try out a variety of outfits and looks and totally have fun with it.
If you really want to go all out, go for a hot pink or neon red hair colour to pair with your senegalese twists. These are strong shades that stand out no matter what, and if you have the right style and outfit for it, you will be a jaw dropper.
Curly hair looks gorgeous no matter what. And even more so, when your hair is braided in senegalese twists. This hairstyle is all kinds of cute and beachy while also being sleek and structured, so make sure you join in on the curly hair bandwagon with your own ‘twist’!
This edgy yet glamorous look is your hassle free route to a flawless look. Short hair looks lovely regardless, and when braided in senegalese twists, it looks extra pretty! Keep in mind that the shorter your hair is, the slimmer your twists should be.
Another way you can style your senegalese twists is with a deep side partition. While this seems insignificant, it actually gives a whole lot of character to your hairstyle. Part your hair from the deep end from one side, and pair with some statement jewellery and some outstanding eye makeup. This look is confident, elegant and charming; so make sure you try this one!
After a while, braiding or even styling your hair can get tedious. Accessorising is a great method to break out of a rut.
There are a plethora of ways to accessorise your senegalese twist braids to suit any event, which will give your hair even more personality. Our favourite look to accessorise braids is wearing a patterned, silk or satin scarf.
You can add some gold cuffs to your senegalese twist braids to make them more interesting. Gold cuffs in particular look great with an animal print attire or even a white outfit (maybe an ivory bodycon dress). If styled correctly, gold can be both gorgeous and modest, so make the most of it!
If you want to style your braids, even further bandanas are another great option. Hippie bohemian beads can always be braided into your hairstyle. To make the most out of braid accessories, you can also use crystal beads.
To find your own unique style, be creative and mix things up!
Hey there! I’m Joanne. I’m a hair stylist by the day and a beauty blogger by the night. My hairstyling journey leaped when I started writing blogs on different topics related to the same.