152 Twist Braids Looks With Senegalese Legacy Always on Fashion


Do you recall whilst your mom didn’t have time to braid your whole head, so she’d whip
in some fluffy twists as an alternative? Every now and then she’d make 2 big, bouncy, pony-tailed ones, or during different instances, a group of springy, spongy twists wrapped in different colored rubber bands. Not twist braids, but close enough!

Those are the predecessors to the famous twisted patterns you notice today on the heads of ladies of every age with all kinds of textured hair; kinky Afro twists, curly twists, quick twists, long twists, natural twists, and prolonged twists.

Authenticity That Comes From Senegal

Senegalese twists had been the authentic double-stranded twists created with the aid of people who braided hair from Senegal. Extending the hair with Lin fiber or human or artificial hair creates long-lasting twisted patterns.

Twist Braids Come in Different Sizes

There are numerous sizes you may mess around with while developing your twists;
small, medium, and big. Both small and medium-sized double-stranded twists can
be worn as a twisted style and last as long as 3 weeks if they are not released the day when they are set, for a fuller look that may last up to 10 days. 2 inches of your natural hair is sufficient to curve a complete head of hair.

Twists also can be used efficiently as a technique to lock both wavy and curly hair. Larger twists are typically used as a natural hair set and then released immediately. Twists also can be rodded for a curly effect or roller set for a fuller free curl. Twisted straight hair will be remaining intact for approximately 7 to 10 days.

Permanent Locking in Case of Twist Braids

Leaving your twists in for a period of time that is too long, such as beyond 4 weeks, can also result in the starting stages of permanent locking. The hair will evidently permanently lock if it is left by itself without combing.

1. Thick twist braids in an updo

twist braids


The “Twist Out” turned into the first natural coiffure that appeared in the Essence mag. This way of styling hair became so famous when it had first appeared! It was created with very small, double-strand twists that were blow-dried for 20 minutes, then untwisted after the hair turned fully dry. This whole process ensured that the wave pattern would have a beautiful S-form curl that left all the frizz out. Next, the hair was lifted in an upward direction with a tortoiseshell comb in order to obtain extra fullness.

2. Very long and thin hair twists

3. Cornrows developing in large twists

4. A messy updo with braids

5. Rebellious hairs arranged by twisting

6. Full head of thin braids

How you obtain the Twist Out?


In order to obtain the Twist Out, you will need some equipment, such as a wide-tooth comb made of wood, a fantail type of comb, butterfly clips, hair clips, a spray bottle and a blow-dryer with a diffuser.


The hair must the shampooed and conditioned with the best products that you know work for your hair. Next, you should apply some sort of hair honey on the length of your hair, over the whole head.

Part the hair into 4 sections: top crown, both sides of the head from the back of the ear to the front of the hairline, and the entire back segment. This method of parting hair allows you to move freely and fast whilst parting a man or a woman’s hair sections. Use some butterfly clips to hold in the hair segments.

You should begin with the back segment and create a horizontal part from right to left. Use a clip to split the bigger part of hair from the parted segment. Next, apply a dab of pomade or paste to each segment as you continue.

Moving on, you need to segment off one inch for each part as you vertically divide the hair. Take the one-inch segment and break up the hair into extra sections. As you are retaining every segment in both palms, move one segment of hair over the alternative segment to create a double-strand twist. Then place a silver or plastic clip on the twist for further manipulation.

Almost done

The process must continue like this till you reach the crown of the head. The crown segment is wherein you decide the direction of your hair, whether or not you want your hair to fall over your head or to nicely frame your face.

Blow-dry with a diffuser or sit underneath a hooded dryer for 20 minutes. After the hair is not wet anymore, untwist every strand of hair one after the other. Take every individual twist and separate into two twists.

7. Long braids with extensions

Although it is not impossible, one can simply not have such long hair after the twisting process. This gorgeous lady has definitely some extensions locked in.

8. Thick strands with curled tips

9. Hair tips curled naturally

10. Thick twists for medium-long hair

Hold in mind that the right maintenance assures an extended-lasting fashion. So tie your hair during nighttime with a silk or satin headband or maybe a bonnet. Also, make certain you put on a bathing cap when you take a bath and apply a herbal oil or gloss to the hair daily or when you have to for moisture and sheen.

11. Locks freed after the twisting process

12. Simple hairstyle obtained with braids and an elastic band

13. Long braids locked on the side

14. An updo featuring twisted hairs

15. Voluminous curls waved in style

16. Textured hair in two colors

17. Medium-long and thick braids

18. Blonde and brunette twisted braids

19. Twist bangs are also a thing

Who says you can’t sport bangs just because your hair is braided?

20. Sensational updo and length 

21.Amazing hairstyle with thin braids

22. Sun-kissed locks tamed

Twisty Coils and Coils in General

Coils provide a fashionable, but conservative approach over sporting very curly and tightly textured hair, especially after growing out a chemical or a short haircut. Even so, they constitute a dedicated and perhaps even an everlasting manner of existing in style.

The coils can be traced back to Egyptians, who were using their palms to twist hair and thus lock it at a certain level. Just by playing with your hair strands around your fingers you can obtain nice locks. Of course, that is if you are a patient person.

23. Keeping hair neat above the shoulders

24. A hairstyle suited for any style

25. Braids that flatter round faces

26. Blonde twists and black roots

27. Cute girl’s big twist hairdo

28. Add a bow to be extra chic

29. Add a big smile to look even better

30. Shiny, long and thin hair-twisting

31. Free locks swept on a side

32. A way of parting the hair

33. Layered twists on brown hair

How to Obtain Twisty Coils?


In order to obtain twisty coils, you will need a few items, such as a comb, hair clips, hooded dryer or a blow-dryer with a diffuser.


Before you proceed, it is recommended to use a shampoo and a conditioner, as well as a special oil for your hair type. You may add more oil along the way, if you feel it is necessary for this styling technique to work best. For example, lavender oil is ideal in this situation.

Starting at the nape of the neck, part one inch horizontal rows and one inch vertical parting. Then, use the comb to create a coil. The natural movement is towards the top.
You may additionally use the hand coiling technique instead of the comb technique by using your index finger and thumb instead of any tools. Choose the hair strands and separate them in sections and then twirl them round between your pals in order to create coils.
Clip the coils down with hair clips as you make progress, till you reach the head’s crown vicinity. Use the same, identical method on the left side of your head and on the right side as well. As you approach the forehead, clip the coils to the side.

Almost done

After you are all done with all hair, it is advised to sit under a hooded dryer for half an hour. After your hair is no longer wet at all, your coils should lie flat and look very neat.
What you must do next, is to separate each coil in 2 parts, thus creating a fuller effect that looks like a spiral. Now you should have the wanted twisty coils that you desired!

34. Volume that turns heads

35. Incredible detail in a hairstyle

36. Straight hair can be twisted too

37. The type of volume some women only dream of

38. Neat side-sweeping for behaved curls

39. Half-twisted, half-down

50. A hairstyle that needs commitment 

51. Rich natural hair goes shiny

52. Textured hair at its best

53. Hair parting is not mandatory

54. Braids let partially loose

55. Hair that stays on point

56. Don’t let the shine go

57. Heavy updo for an artist

58. Coils twisted in a tight way

59. Combed hair twisted in a large ponytail

60. Twirls so perfect they seem fake

61. Braids arranged up and down

62. Upbraided hair no longer locked 

63. A hairstyle for little girls

64. A high ponytail wore on a side

65. A style that never goes old

66. A choice that could be permanent

67. Twists and locks in one

68. Sophisticated if necessary

69. A ponytail locked with braids

70. More volume from twisting

All that twisting keeps the natural oils away from the tips, so it is recommended to use hair oils and apply them daily or whenever needed. The dry, frizzy effect is not attractive at all.

71. Bright blue coloring is an option

72. Layered braids like normal hair

73. Not the standard hair parting

74. Twisty braids with color in them

75. Small twisting gone rogue 

76. A mohawk out of braiding

77. Add different colored extensions

78. Huge bun for big hair

79. Braids can be amazingly shaped

80. Curly tips colored in blonde

81. The simplest hair twist of all

82. Flawless twist braids are real

83. Elegance and femininity with locks 

84. Not a single bad hair day

85. Top bun and a piercing look

86. Braids look good on every body type

87. Highlight the best part of your face

88. Twist braids colored in red 

Watch out for permanent locking

Depending on the exact texture of your hair, you should expect the permanent locking to begin as soon as after 4 weeks since they were first done. For most of people, this process becomes more noticeable after 4 months. If 8 to 12 months have passed, then it will be impossible to undo this hairstyle.

Every type of hair will sooner or later lock in permanently, so if you don’t want to use the scissors and have really short hair, then you should try to maintain this hairstyle every now and then.

89. Thick braids with red accents

90. Unconventional colors go too

91. Dark red in one high bun

92. Shorter twist braids in red

93. The perfect length-volume ratio

94. Blue hue added for diversity

95. Coquette with twist braids

96. Braids as thick as hairs

97. Get the romantic look

98. Low ponytail directed on a side

99. A kid happy with her hair

100. Glamorous and almost effortless

101. Twisting the twists again

102. Kinky hair combined with extensions

103. Accessories for braids do exist


104. Achieving perfection with hair


105. Too much hair to handle

106. Some maintenance is required

107. Waist-long twists are a thing

108. Anyone can get braids like these

109. The secret is in the details

110. Perfectionism reflected in a hairstyle

111. Spectacular updo made of more twists

112. Braids and a side-bun

113. A heavy adornment of the head

114. Very tight hair roots

115. Braids freed into a wild look

116. A casual looking hairstyle

117. An option for both young and old

The entire family can opt for coils, twists or locks, depending on occasion, time of the year or simply mood. After all, nowadays it is a simple hairstyle that is no longer connected to spirituality. Or, even if it is, only a few people still look at it that way.

118. When the natural volume is too much

119. Hair to pretty to be serious

120. A smile as pretty as the hair

121. Highlights among twist braids

122. An example of how to part the hair at front

123. Locks freed after the braiding process

124. Short locks freed too

125. Textured and layered hair let loose

126. Baby hairs locked in

127. A mixture of red and black128. Think the parting aspect twice

129. An attempt to style a mohawk

130. Mohawk hairstyle made of thin and thick braids

131. Closeup picture of medium-sized twists 

132. High bun and middle parting

133. Brighten your hairdo with color

134. No more wasted time on styling

Having textured hair and not styling it just because it is a fashionable thing to do means freedom. The way twist braids saves so many women so much time that they could use in other purposes is not the only advantage. Moreover, although you’ve only seen women sporting braids in this article, this hairstyle is suited for men too, for children as well; it basically has no age limitation.

135. Oval face go well with medium-sized braids

136. Bangs locked in with other braids

137. A surreal hairstyle that can be done

138. Healthy hairstyle for a happy teen

Teens usually want to experiment with hair, so educate your teen kid to try braids and twists, rather than chemicals or difficult hairstyles that don’t match their hair type.

139. Alternative styles combined with old techniques

Dying textured hair is not a healthy choice, but you can’t deny the power of a bright color. This chick is definitely turning heads and feeling amazing in her own skin due to her original hair.

140. Confidence in a good-looking hairdo

141. Pump up that volume

142. Shiny, accessorized twist braids

143. Practice on a mannequin 

144. Try it on yourself too

145. Best hair and makeup 

146. Braided hair from top to tips

147. Tight roots flowing into loose ends

148. Kinky hair that needs no taming

149. Braids as short as two inches

150. Going from thick to thin in one hairstyle

151. Double buns on top

152. Classic high bun done with braids

153. Complex high bun on one side

154. Highlights added where necessary 

155. Colored textured hair undone 

156. Less time spent on styling hair

157. Dark hair arranged in a bun and a ponytail

158. More braids than someone’s hairs

159. Volume type suited for oval faces

160. Delighted to see beautifully twisted braids

Are you ready for twist braids?

Now that you know the basics, you should be able to know if you are ready to try twist braids or not. Or, in case you were only looking for inspiration and a new pattern, you should know by now which one appeals to you the most.

For those of you who didn’t have twist braids until now, you must know that your hair length must be of at least 2 inches. Some hairstylists will agree to style a one inch long hair, but those are rare. So, keep that in mind before making in appointment!

If you know more about this hairstyle and you’d like to share that information, do not hesitate to leave a comment or even pictures as examples!