10 Kinki Twist Hairstyles You Should Try

Kinki twists are some of the most popular protective hairstyles for African women, and there are two solid reasons for that. First, they are excellent at protecting your natural hair at any stage. Second, they look fabulous and can be worn in a variety of styles. Here are 10 must-try kinki twist hairstyles!

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1. Short kinki twists

Even if you have super short hair, you can still enjoy the lovely and trendy kinki twists. To make your hairstyle stand out even more, you can add a pop of colour by going for an ombre look, but even natural-coloured twists will always look beautiful.


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2. Medium-length twists

One of the greatest things about kinki twists is that they don’t need elaborate styling to look cute and put-together. If you have medium-length natural black hair, your kinki twist hairstyle is all you need to feel stylish. Try a side part for an upgraded look!

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3. Half-up, half-down

Even if you’re a big fan of letting your kinki twists fly loose in everyday situations, sometimes you need a more elaborate hairstyle for a special occasion. If you want your hair to look professionally done but don’t want to spend hours in a hairdresser’s chair, try the half-up, half-down hairstyle – it’s as beautiful as it’s easy to create.

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4. Colourful kinki twists

An easy way to make your hairstyle look brand new is to add some colour to your kinki twists. Red is an especially popular option this year, but you can also try blue, blonde, or pastel colours, since there are only a few weeks left before spring.

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5. Kinki twists with dyed ends

If you are not ready to let go of your natural hair colour but still want to do something different to your kinki twist, this idea will allow you to get the best of both worlds. Dyeing your hair ends does not do any substantial damage to your hair yet looks trendy and fresh.

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6. Kinki twist bob

Bob is a classic and timeless hairstyle that will never get out of vogue. On top of that, bob requires little to no effort for styling and can be done on any hair. That is why it’s not surprising that kinki twist bob is one of the hottest ways to wear kinki twists right now!


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7. Grey kinki twists

Grey has been one of the most popular colours to dye your hair for several years now and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Grey kinki twists suit every complexion and they effortlessly reveal your fashionable side.

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8. Long kinki twists

If you love wearing your hair long and don’t want to compromise the length for a trendy hairstyle, you will be delighted to know that kinki twists look simply awesome on long hair. Plus, long kinki twists are much easier to style into various hairstyles than short twists.

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9. Kinki twists + undercut

An undercut is certainly a daring hair choice, but it’s also one of the trendiest styles to try this year. Combine an undercut with kinki twists to get a completely unique look that won’t let you go unnoticed!

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10. Kinki twist ponytail

A ponytail seems like a non-brainer when it comes to styling your hair: it’s easy to create, appropriate for so many occasions, and always trendy. A high ponytail is an even more interesting version of a standard ponytail and it looks so good with kinki twists!


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