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I’ve been enjoying my kinky twist protective style for three weeks now! I’ll admit, I had a bit different idea of how I wanted my hair to look before I installed my kinky twists, but they’ve been awesome thus far. As far as styling goes, I’ve kept it pretty simple for the most part, which is what I prefer. Not having to style my hair was my main reason behind doing a protective style. With that being said, I’ve done a few cool styles that are perfect for those who want to experiment with their own protective styles.

Flip it

This is a great look when you’re getting ready for a night on the town. The one sided look is chic, sexy and very easy to accomplish. I’ve added a few hair pins to keep the twists in place, but the appeal of this style is that the twists will still be able to move fairly freely during the evening. You can even add a loose twist in the front.

Half Up, Half Down

Since I’m carrying eight full bags of kinky hair on my head, it can be rather bulky. It’s not real heavy, but trying to put all of the twists into one ponytail holder is a challenge to say the least. The half up, half down style has pretty much been my daily style. This easy and stylish go-to look can be adjusted to accommodate more hair up, or more hair down, depending on your preference. Once I’ve decided how much hair I want to pull back, I use a semi-stretched ponytail holder to secure the hair in the back. Sometimes I’ll pull the hair through the scrunchy one and a half times, leaving a bit of the ends loose and sticking up. Other times I’ll pull the twists through twice to create a tighter, more defined ponytail.

Twisted Loops

This was one of the striking styles that I came up with just playing around with the twists. It’s definitely different, exotic and quite glamorous at the same time. For this style, I started by sectioning off a wide piece of hair in the front. The back was flat twisted to one side, secured with a ponytail holder, and the ends were flipped upward and pinned in place. The loose hair that remained in the front was then separated in three and flat twisted the length of the twists. Each twist was then flipped and pinned in place towards the middle of my hair, creating hanging loops on the side. The end result was a funky fresh style that I wouldn’t expect to see many other people pulling off.

Final Thoughts

Having these kinky twists in has been a fun experience, and I look forward to keeping them in for at least a few more weeks. I’ve been exercising daily, and it’s been a breeze to not have to worry about my hair while I sweat. I’ll definitely be trying out some more new styles before taking these down! Happy styling!

How do you style your hair while in protective twists or braids?

 

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