50 Amazing Kinky Twist Hairtyles You Can't Live Without

50 Amazing Kinky Twist Hairstyles You Can’t Live Without

Fall is on its way and that means it’s time for a whole new look. Whether you’ve been eyeing the cute faux dreads hairstyle all summer long or you’re hoping to try a new take on a tried and true kinky twist style, now is your chance.

Kinky twists and braided styles are some of the most popular natural hair looks right now. The best braided and twisted styles offer a wide range of versatility. Depending on your personal look, you can play around with the length, color, and texture.

Whatever style of twists or braids you choose, these looks are really simple to do on your own, at home. While you definitely can visit a salon to get a more professional take on these styles, you’ll find that the DIY version looks just as great.

50 Sexy Cute Natural Kinky Twist Hairstyles that Look Good on Anyone

50 Amazing Kinky Twist Hairtyles You Cannot Live Without

With kinky twists that you can do at home, you’ll need Marley hair, braiding hair or crochet kinky twist hair extensions, hair gel, a brush and a rat tail comb. You’ll need to begin by detangling your hair, either with your hands or your brush. Once your hair is detangled, you’ll start parting your hair into smaller sections– this will make the twisting process more manageable.

To make a basic twist, you’ll begin each section by taking a one-inch piece of hair and adding gel to the roots. The Marley hair or braiding hair will then be added to your hair as a braid for a few stitches. After two or three stitches, you’ll switch from the braided three strand to two strands for twisting.

As you twist, be sure to go in a counter-clockwise direction. This will help to keep the twists from unraveling. Once you are finished twisting your whole head, be sure to dip the ends of Marley’s hair in hot water– this will help to seal each twist.

Twists can usually last about a month or more depending on how well you care for them. Ready to look at some of 2018’s hottest styles? Scroll down to get your hair game on!

1) Curled Medium Length Twist Braids Hairstyle

Curled Medium Length Twist Braids Hairstyle

A cute take on the standard kinky twist style is this medium length ‘do. This shoulder-length style uses Marley hair to create slightly smaller twists for an adorable bob. Finish this look off with curl formers– giving the hair unbelievable body and an even more luxurious look.

2) Senegalese Twists with Kinky Marley Hair

Senegalese Twists with Kinky Marley Hair

Senegalese twists are always a favorite in the natural hair community. The smooth texture and intricate pattern of Senegalese twists are all the more reason to give this look a try. The twists themselves are a bit smaller than the chunky alternative made using Marley hair. Senegalese twists can be achieved with straight braiding hair. To get this style, be sure to leave the hair as long as possible and use smaller parts to make sure your hair has the body you want.

3) Medium Length Kinky Asymmetrical Twists

Medium Length Kinky Asymmetrical Twists

Asymmetrical hairstyles never really go out of fashion. Pair this look with kinky twists and you have a perfect style. These twists are big and chunky, like traditional kinky twist styles. Use Marley hair to turn your hair into this asymmetrical style. Purchase longer kinky hair in order to make your twists a little past bra-strap length. Keep your side part deep enough after your finish twisting to finish the hairstyle.

4) Short Twists Braids Bob with Kinky Hair

Short Twists Braids Bob with Kinky Hair

Quick hairstyles are a must for anyone that loves to change their look frequently. Choose a kinky twist style that’s all about volume if you’re needing something fast. With the shorter twists, your hair will fuller and have more bounce. Get this length by cutting the Marley hair in half and twisting the hair until you reach mid-ear length.

5) Long Mini Senegalese Twists with Braiding Hair

Long Mini Senegalese Twists with Braiding Hair

One of the best-kept secrets of twist hairstyles is long mini twists. Many women love this elegant take on kinky twist styles. Try this hairstyle if you’re hoping to turn heads during a girls night at the bar or club. For this lengthy look, it’s best to use braiding hair that is smoother than the more textured Marley hair. To get each twist as small as this, try to part your hair into smaller pieces. Pull your hair to one side of your head when you’re finished for the sexiest style.

6) Long Curly Mini Kinky Twists

Long Curly Mini Kinky Twists

The smaller the twists, the bigger the bounce! This super curly look is great for anyone looking for a cute kinky texture with a lot of volumes. Smaller twists really bring your curls to life. This look is a great vacation style and works well as a professional hairstyle for a job interview or day in the office.

7) Half Up Half Down Kinky Bun

Half Up Half Down Kinky Bun

The ever-so-flirty half up half down bun hairstyle is a great look with kinky twists. This shoulder length hairstyle sweeps any hair out of the way, with the added balance of your kinky locks left flowing to frame your face. Dying to try the half up half down style with your own hair? Start by using Marley hair for these medium length twists. Finish the style by piling your hair at the top of your head into a cute bun.

8) Chunky Twisted Bob with Deep Side Part

Chunky Twisted Bob with Deep Side Part

Bobs look best with some serious volume. With kinky twists, this bob doesn’t disappoint. The defining feature of this hairstyle is the deep side part. The bigger and bolder twists are a cute take on the kinky style. With this look, you can part your hair over to either side of your head, finishing the look by pulling your hair to one side of your head.

9) Kinky Bun with Side Swoop Bang

Kinky Bun with Side Swoop Bang

Super cute updos are a great option for anyone wearing twists. When going for a look with a bang, it’s best to keep the twists a bit smaller to make the side-swept style really work. When styling these twists yourself, feel free to spice things up by using multi-colored hair– brown, honey brown, black— it all looks great together!

10) Long Chunky Havana Twists with Marley Hair

Long Chunky Havana Twists with Marley Hair

Love the look of long flowing hair but want to keep things natural? Then long chunky Havana twists are perfect for you. Going for an all-black style like this is always a classic. Use Marley kinky hair to put these twists in, making sure to leave the hair as long as possible to ensure your twists are the right length.

11) Easy Wavy Twists with Beads

Easy Wavy Twists with Beads

Smaller twists are a great way to have the texture of kinky twists without going overboard with the volume that larger kinky twists have. Use kinky braiding hair to get this flowing look. This braiding style finishes off the smaller twists with wavy curls for the best bohemian vibes of 2018.

12) Ballerina Updo with Senegalese Twists

Ballerina Updo with Senegalese Twists

Some people have the misconception that twists aren’t appropriate for more elegant styles like a ballerina updo. They couldn’t be more wrong. This refined style works well with the natural look of Senegalese twists. When twisting your hair for this ‘do, keep the twists as small as possible, making sure to use smooth and straight braiding hair to make each twist as sleek as possible. Once your twists are done, finish the look by making the perfect bun at the back of your head.

13) Long Blonde Kinky Twists with Marley Hair

Long Blonde Kinky Twists with Marley Hair

Thinking about going blonde? Then you need to give these long blonde kinky twists a try. For these twists, choose Marley hair that is the perfect shade of blonde. You can go the extra mile by bleaching your natural hair blonde–but you don’t have to. Just be sure to hide any darker strands as you put the twists in.

14) Natural Red Short and Curly Kinky Bob

Natural Red Short and Curly Kinky Bob

Anyone hoping for a short look should give the curly kinky bob a try. Try this braided hairstyle using smaller twists in a red tone to complement darker skin tones. Finish off each twist with flex rods for quick and pretty curls.

15) Chunky Half Up Half Down Ponytail

Chunky Half Up Half Down Ponytail

What’s better than a twist ponytail? A half up half down chunky one. Get this flirty and quick hairstyle by going big with the twists. Once you’re done, pile the top half into a high ponytail and the style is complete!

16) Crochet Style with Kinky Twists

Crochet Style with Kinky Twists

Want the beauty of full twists but hate the time it takes to do them? Then a crochet hairstyle should be your next look. Every crochet hairstyle starts with a base of cornrows. Add the hair extensions with the crocheting method and you’ll achieve this easy look in no time.

17) Long Twists with Kinky Marley Hair

Long Twists with Kinky Marley Hair

Need quick hair ideas? This is a go-to look when you need a pretty hairstyle quickly. Big kinky twists are a great way to change up your look almost effortlessly. If you’re putting this look in yourself, you’ll use full and kinky braiding hair to give your twists as much volume as possible.

18) Braided Kinky Twist Updo with Cornrows

Braided Kinky Twist Updo with Cornrows

Want to spice up your twists with a braided design? Cornrows are always the answer for anyone looking for a new take on a twisted favorite. A twisted updo like this one uses cornrows to create beautiful and intricate braided designs. Get this style by braiding your hair to one side and then twisting kinky hair into medium length twists. Finish this look by curling the hair and wrapping it up into an elegant updo. Add an extra bit of flair to your style by using auburn and dark brown braiding hair. Have a little fun with your own look by playing around with different shades.

19) Braided Half Up Half Down Crochet Twist

Braided Half Up Half Down Crochet Twist

An elaborate braid design is always an excellent way to glam up any hairstyle. This shorter braided twist is a quick and cute hairstyle. This style uses crochet hair to create this easy look. Finish this shorter hairstyle by making a braid at the top of your head with your twists.

20) Mini Twisted Bob with Natural Hair

Mini Twisted Bob with Natural Hair

The best part of a twisted bob is the time it takes to get it done. Instead of waiting an entire day to get a head full of box braids, you can do this quick and easy hairstyle in under a few hours! A short and adorable look like this mini twisted bob works well with women with shorter hair. Twist your own hair into mini twists. Once you’re done, style your twisted bob with a pretty scarf or headband.

21) Marley Twists with Chunky Hair

Marley Twists with Chunky Hair

Long chunky twists are a guaranteed favorite among women searching for a style that won’t take hours to complete. These picture-perfect tresses make you instantly photo ready at all times. Large locks are always a look, whatever style you choose to wear them. Use Marley hair or crochet hair extensions and little parts to get bigger chunky twists.

22) Brown Havana Twists with Side Part

Brown Havana Twists with Side Part

Havanna twists have a certain bohemian vibe to them. This look will certainly have you beach ready! Turn your twists into a lovely long look with these brown Havana twists. This look works well with a clearly defined part. Use hair extensions with the crochet method to get this effortless hairdo. For a sun-kissed look, try braiding hair with light brown highlights.

23) Braided Twist Out with Kinky Hair

Braided Twist Out with Kinky Hair

Twist outs are a staple of the natural girl’s hair bible. When it comes to great hair ideas, a pretty twist out is easily the best hairstyle. Whether you use your own hair or hair extensions for your look, this style is a must for anyone that loves protective styles. Start your twist out off with a base of cornrows. Get this twist out hairstyle by using pre-twisted crochet hair extensions anywhere you want to cover the cornrows. Finish the look by untwisting the hair for a full head of beautiful kinky hair.

24) Big Kinky Twists Parted to the Side

Big Kinky Twists Parted to the Side

What look is long, loud, and full of sexy confidence? This big hairstyle! If you’re not afraid to go big, these twists are for you. What really makes this look work is the thick kinky braiding hair used to make such textured twists. Put these pretty twists in yourself by using large parts and kinky braiding hair for the biggest twists possible. Finish the look by parting your hair to one side.

25) Braided Twist Updo with Cornrows

Braided Twist Updo with Cornrows

Interested in twists but want to try something different? Never underestimate the power of the cornrow. This updo is a work of braided artistry. This look is an asymmetrical one, starting off with cornrows on one side of the head. Start the cornrows off with a fair amount of gel to ensure that the braids are as fresh and sleep as possible. Complete the look with extensions that wrap around into a sleek bun.

26) Medium Length Kinky Crochet Twists

Medium Length Kinky Crochet Twists

Crochet hairstyles never disappoint with their creativity and simplicity. Nice medium crochet twists are easy to install and work well with any face shape. With the pre-twisted crochet extensions, you’ll be able to save a lot of time and achieve this look effortlessly. Use the crochet method for these large twists. To balance out the volume of the hair, sweep the twists to one side when you’re finished. Make sure your hair is cut bluntly– this is what really makes the look so clean and flawless.

27) Beaded Half Up Half Down Twists

Beaded Half Up Half Down Twists

Big hair, don’t care. Twists that are long and luscious like these give you ample room to play around with many different hairstyles. The half up half down look is a great style for anyone that loves adding beads to their hair. Use smaller twists when doing this hairstyle to achieve a long and flowing look. Once your twists are complete, pull back half of your hair into a loose bun. Finish the style by adding bead ornaments to your twists.

28) Long Red Chunky Twists with Kinky Hair

Long Red Chunky Twists with Kinky Hair

Get the sexiest hair flip with these hot Senegalese twists. A beautiful red hairstyle is a fun way to for anyone that needs to spice up their lives to get in on the twisted look. A long kinky twist style like this one gives off a bohemian and artsy look, due to the chunkiness and overall textured kinkiness. Go red with this kinky hairstyle by either using crochet twists or red braiding hair. Keep the twists large to get the overall volume of this easy look. To make this style really pop, make sure to use extra long kinky braids braiding hair.

29) Twisted Bun with Kinky Bangs

Needing to spice up your hair but don’t want anything too extra? This simple hairstyle is achieved by sectioning the hair with a deep side part to create a dramatic asymmetrical style. Keep your parts as small as possible to make sure your short twist braids aren’t too big. Finish the style by pulling the twists into a bun and leaving a few twists out at the front for a bun.

30) Crochet Twists with Wavy Ends

Crochet Twists with Wavy Ends

Mermaid waves never really go out of style. When combined with kinky braiding hair, this wavy look will give you long and beautiful locks. Finish these twists with curl formers to get the waviest curls. Long kinky cute easy hairstyles like this can work with any color–whether you for a traditional look with brown and black or go a little wild with other colors.

31) Twisted Kinky Bob with Shaved Undercut

Twisted Kinky Bob with Shaved Undercut

Sexy braiding styles work well when paired with shaved sides or a nice undercut. Use crochet kinky braids or twists to get this look. Ready to style the look? Sweep your twists over to one side of your head, revealing that sharp undercut underneath. Once you finish your twisted bob, you may want to keep the edge of your twists as blunt as possible to make this look as cool and trendsetting as you are. To keep the look fresher, be sure to give your undercut a regular shave.

32) Curly Twisted Updo with Side Swept Bang

Curly Twisted Updo with Side Swept Bang

For a stunning braid style, try this curly twisted updo. Many people don’t realize that they can work a bang into a twist braids hairstyle, but you can! With the right braid design, adding a side swept bang to your look is quite simple. This twisted take on the classic updo is achieved with smaller twists that are then styled into a high bun. Use rollers to give the ends of the twists tight curls. Create the bangs by sweeping a few twists at the front towards the side of your face and tucking them into the bun.

33) Long Ombre Senegalese Twists with Braiding Hair

Long Ombre Senegalese Twists with Braiding Hair

If you want a cute look that will turn heads-this is it. Beautiful ombre crochet twists are trending right now. Ombre has yet to go out of style– so take advantage with this adorable look. Doing this style yourself? Use crochet ombre twists to get this hair as fast as possible. This pretty hairstyle works well in different shades and is great if you want to add a little color to your life.

34) Big Kinky Bun with Box Braids

Big Kinky Bun with Box Braids

Box braids will never go out of style and neither will the big braided bun! With buns, the bigger the better. Use straight and smooth braiding hair to get these long braid styles. When your hair is completely braided, just pile the braids on top of your head in a huge bun.

35) Chunky Twisted Long Kinky Bob

Chunky Twisted Long Kinky Bob

You’d be hardpressed to find someone that doesn’t look good with a long bob. In this look, the huge twists perfectly frame any face. An added bonus with this look is how quickly you can get it done. For girls with shoulder length hair, this style is a must. Use twist extensions if you’re hoping to do the crochet method. If you are going to do each twist individually, be sure to use kinky braiding hair to get your style as full as possible.

36) Messy Bun with Kinky Twist Braids

Messy Bun with Kinky Twist Braids

Smaller twists are easy to style–whatever look you are going for. In this kinky twist hairstyle, styling is as easy as can be. Messy buns are always a go-to hairstyle for a laid back day. You can get this look by doing smaller twists in your hair. When your twists are done, just tie them back in a loose bun and you’re done!

37) Short Kinky Bob with Highlights

Short Kinky Bob with Highlights

Love smaller twists? Then you’ll love this short look. What really makes this look pop is the choppiness of the kinky bob and the beautiful complimentary tones of brown and blonde. You can get this hairstyle by twisting your own hair or by twisting with kinky twist braiding hair. Play around with different hair colors for a fun simple braid hairstyle. Be sure to use a lot of gel if you are twisting your own hair– the more gel the smoother the finished look.

38) High Twisted Ponytail with Braiding Hair

High Twisted Ponytail with Braiding Hair

Get your baby hairs laid when you do this style! This ultra sleek twisted ponytail is a sexy style for your twists. Start this look off with a lot of gel and a brush to make sure your edges are as sleek as possible. Smooth and straight braiding hair make these smaller twists flow easily. Once your twists are done, pull your hair high into a perfect ponytail.

39) Medium Length Small Twists with Kinky Hair

Medium Length Small Twists with Kinky Hair

Medium length twists like these are an adorable style for anyone looking for quick twists. For this look, you’ll need to put in smaller twists, so part your hair into smaller sections or use pre-twisted crochet hair.

40) Long Chunky Twists with Topknot

Long Chunky Twists with Topknot

A sexy upgrade of the classic half up half down style, these twists are a game changer. If you want to get this look without the hassle of making these huge twists yourself, go the crotchet route by using chunky pre-twisted hair. When making your topknot, pile all of the twists at the top of your head into a dramatically high topknot. Be sure to use an extra large hair tie to make sure you get your full head of hair secure.

41) Wavy Long Twists with Kinky Hair

Wavy Long Twists with Kinky Hair

Long and wavy twists are always an IN look. These long kinky twists can be achieved with kinky twist braiding hair or pre-twisted crochet hair. When your twists are done, use rollers to get the ends curlier. Style these beautiful twists anyway you want.

42) Chunky Long Twists Pulled Back

Chunky Long Twists Pulled Back

Big hair is in and these twists are certainly no exception. Chunkier twists speak volume about your hair and personality. You can do a lot with these huge chunky twists– whether you want a huge bun, incredible ponytail, or just want to wow the world wearing your hair down. To get this style, use the crochet method and install each twist extension. When you finish, pull your hair into a half up half down look to style these big crochet twists.

43) Chunky and Curly Kinky Twists

Chunky and Curly Kinky Twists

Chunky twist braids look so good, you would think twists were made to be worn curly. These curly and kinky twist hairstyles are super cute if you’re looking for something artsy. Use kinky braiding hair to make these large and chunky twists. Finish the look with copper or gold wire for a bohemian vibe. Add in some beaded hair ornaments as well for a really show-stopping look.

44) Long Honey Blonde Mini Twists

Long Honey Blonde Mini Twists

The ultra-thin mini twists give you the breathability of straight hair with the versatility of kinky hair. Get this look by starting off with a middle part and use straight braiding hair for your twists. The finer your want your twists, the less hair you will use in each section. Play around with the color of the braiding hair for some fun highlights.

45) Curly and Kinky Feux Dreads

Curly and Kinky Feux Dreads

Love the look of dreads but not ready to commit to the lifestyle of a dread-head? Then this crochet look is for you! One of the hottest looks of 2018, these faux dreadlocks look good on anyone. Simply install crochet dread extensions to get this look. Once the dreads are in, you can style them any way you might with a kinky style.

46) Cornrows with Side Swept Chunky Twists

Cornrows with Side Swept Chunky Twists

Chunky twists are a sign of a confident woman. When it comes to your twists, the bigger, the bolder. These asymmetrical twists are styled to the side and braided neatly into cornrows. Start this braid hairstyle with cornrows that feed into the twists. Use kinky braiding hair to get these large twists going to the front and the back of the head.

47) Mini Twist Bob with Natural Hair

Mini Twist Bob with Natural Hair

Bobs are a timeless kinky hairstyle for a reason. Whether you’re hoping to free yourself from a heavy hairstyle or just loving the look of shorter locks, a bob is a way to go at least once in your life. Whether you’re using only your hair or adding straight braiding hair, you can get this bob with little time and effort. Keep your twists small so you really get the sleek look of this bob. Use kinky braiding hair in blonde or honey brown to add in some highlights.

48) Chunky Twisted High Kinky Ponytail

Chunky Twisted High Kinky Ponytail

Twists are just like many other cute easy hairstyles. Whether you want to wear them long or piled high, this braided hairstyle is as versatile as you need it to be. That being said, there’s nothing like whipping your hair back and forth with a high ponytail! Perfect for any face shape, this look gives you life with the sky-high pony and long kinky hair. Once your twists are complete, put your hair at the top of your head for a fabulous ponytail.

49) Kinky Twist Bob with Crochet Hair

Kinky Twist Bob with Crochet Hair

A super cute bob is one of the best options if you’re searching for a hair change. One of the best hairstyles that require very little upkeep, the kinky bob adds some spice to the traditional ‘do. Use pre-twisted crochet hair to get this perfect look. When you’re done, play around with beads and hair ornaments to add some sass to your style.

50) Long and Straight Senegalese Mini Twists

Long and Straight Senegalese Mini Twists

A stunning and easy hairstyle that is guaranteed to turn heads is this long mini twist look. Although mini twists take hours to do, the results are definitely worth it! Once you run your hand through your long flowing twists, you’ll be glad you took the time to get this cool style. Super-tiny mini twists work well with any face shape or hair type. Get this cute hairstyle by using straight braiding hair and a lot of patience to complete these adorable twists.

50 Twist and Braiding Styles that are Perfect for Fall

The best thing about these 50 incredible braid styles is how easy they are to do on your own. These twists and braided looks can be created using your own hair, braiding hair, or using the crochet method with pre-twisted or pre-braided crochet kinky twist hair.
Short or long, full of volume or straight and smooth, twists and kinky twist braids offer something for everyone. As you decide what style works for you, remember that the right cute hairstyle for you is one that gives you the most confidence. If you’re ready to change your look, give one of these 50 hairstyles a try.