If you’re the experimental type that likes to play around with color and protective styles, yarn twists are a fun way to update your everyday look. Melding your natural hair with yarn will help give your tresses a break without altering your texture. Moreover, it’s a suitable pick for both casual or formal occasions and can be styled in several ways.
There is a wide variety of yarn out there, but some materials are easier on your hair than others. Acrylic yarn is a popular choice since it is affordable, lightweight, hypoallergenic and easy to clean. On the contrary, wool and other natural blends can be used, but be advised that these materials may strip hair of moisture or cause overheating (depending on the season). Ahead, 15 ways to wear yarn twists, one of our favorite cost-effective, protective styles.
Fire Engine Red
Show off your bold or romantic side with vibrant, fiery yarn twists. Opting for a jumbo size and styling your twists half-up, half-down can add a touch of edge. Bonus points if you can manage to swoop the top part into a bun.
Embracing grays has certainly gained popularity in recent years (for good reason), and yarn twists are a great way to join in on this trend without the processing or waiting for natural graying.
Pairing long twists with a cool-toned gray yarn can help blend emerging grays.
The 90s are back, and that includes the iconic chunky highlights from the era. Implementing large, brown yarn twists with pops of blonde is a great way to get in on the throwback aesthetic.