Mini twists are just very tiny twists (not to be confused with micro braids) and are usually smaller than a pencil in diameter. With the surge of the natural hair movement, more women are rocking them and using their own tresses to create them. One of the best ways to do a self-trim is by putting your hair into small twists and just clipping the ends. Whether you want to trim or rock a long-lasting protective style with little stress, mini twist are the way to go. Mini twists are not as limited in styling as many think, so we've compiled seven videos with 11 unexpected styles to show you how to rock your mini twists.
Never considered putting your mini twists in Curlformers? Keep reading...
11 Ways to Style Mini Twists
Honestly Erica shows us how she creates a lovely style on Curlformers. That’s right, Curlformers will look amazing on mini twists! All she needs are the Curlformers, a leave-in conditioner, and a butterfly clip. She starts on two-week-old twists and applies water and her leave-in. This mixture is just her setting lotion like you would use for a regular roller set. You end up with gorgeous, curly, bouncy twists that will look great for heading to work and heading out on the town!
Voluminous Flirty Ponytail
Naptural85 shows us how to get a long, curly, flowing ponytail with mini twists. She curled her twists with flexi rods to give them their bounce and movement, but the real key to this long ponytail is making two ponytails! Fake ‘em out while you wow them with a messy, cute, long, and ultra-flirty ponytail. Great for medium to long mini twists.
Mstanish1 shares her lovely look that gives us a fuller bun with Marley hair for mini twists. She starts off with a flexi rod set to stretch her hair as well as give it some curl and fullness. Her twists have been in for almost three weeks and still look great. She can make the style last even longer by re-doing the perimeter. You can also rock a thick headband or scarf along the edges can to conceal the new growth is a means of low manipulation. With flat twists and pinning she ends up with a messy, curly, and gorgeous side bun that is perfect for any occasion.
Bantu Knot Out
Bantu knots are a great way to get heat-free curls and an even better way to add fullness and revive your mini twists if they are a little on the limp side or getting frizzy. DiscoveringNatural shows us what to do when the twists are on their last leg but you are not ready for wash day or to start over. Just combine two or more and Bantu knot them!
Who does not love an elegant updo? Yes, even with mini twists you can master the sexy updo with just a few items and NaturalMetra shows us exactly how to achieve it. If you can flat twist, roll, and pin then you can create a perfect style for any event.
5 Easy Styles
We all love a simple, quick, and cute style that will get us from point A to point B in a matter of minutes, but sometimes our hair won’t cooperate. Watch AnnisaLiMara create five super simple styles with her spray bottle and busy little fingers that will be just what you were looking for from pull backs to updos. She totally has you covered!
AskpRoy shows us a pretty unique goddess braid that's part milk maid part goddess but with one side out and partly loose. A great look for an evening out that only requires a few bobby pins and some flat twisting. She's looking for volume so her flat twisting is not tight and would border messy but in a chic way. If you love the flirty look of bangs in your eyes then you gotta give this style a try. Quick and of course beautiful.