Senegalese twists are one of the most popular protective hairstyles in the natural hair community (outside of box braids and cornrows). It only requires two strands wrapped around each other for each section. Hair is neatly tucked away and looks somewhat similar to a rope–which is why this style is often nicknamed "rope twists."
Most people like to use braid hair extensions so their style can be long-lasting and as protective as possible. This can include smooth synthetic textures like Kanekalon or natural-looking textures like Marley hair. Though, there is no rule that says you can’t twist your regular hair if that’s what you prefer. Here are 35 fun ways you can style your Senegalese twists.
Whether you have long natural hair, or you want installed extensions that look as natural as possible, both look amazing in Senegalese twists. The key to making this style last lies in the thin twisted sections. And if you really want this style to appear effortless, don’t make your baby hairs look overdone.
Wood Blocks and Rings
OK, so this isn’t an everyday hairstyle, but it still looks very cool – and of course, it is since it’s highly inspired by Ciara’s “melanin” cover story in Fault Magazine. YouTuber Shanell Khan recreated the style with twists instead of faux locs. The woodblocks and rings are certainly eye-catching accessories.