Flat twist styles have slowly become my favorite low manipulation styles to rock. Not only are they versatile, but they’re also a brilliant way to keep your hair moisturized and protected from unnecessary damage. Over the years I’ve attempted and even somewhat perfected a few flat twist styles & updos. Let’s be honest our favorite YouTubers make it look sooo easy (I’m guilty of this) but in reality, you will need to practice a few times to really get the hang of things.
If you’re ready to ditch the same styles you rock on a daily basis or tired of doing braids then keep scrolling. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite flat twist styles I’ve rocked throughout the years.
Why you should ditch the braids and rock flat twist styles more often
There’s not much manipulation required, once this style is complete. Flat twists are an excellent style for meeting your hair growth goals. It is very satisfying to see how much length has been retained once the twists are taken down. Tucking your ends away will fully protect them and lead to even more length retention. Twisted styles can be very convenient and quick depending on the choice of style, Flat twists are super versatile, you can do different unique patterns and have as many sections as you would like. You can also make your flat twists hairstyles into voluminous buns or a ponytail by leaving your ends loose.
A popular style for flat twists is to take them down after a few days. This will reveal a beautiful crimped curl pattern that can be worn in many styles.
Here are 10 Flat Twist hairstyles for your Natural Hair!
1. Two flat twist
This style is every naturalista’s go-to because it’s super quick and easy to do. It’s best to flat twist on clean hair, so before twisting, wash and condition hair, making sure to properly cleanse the scalp. If your hair is straight, twist while it’s dry. Otherwise, curly hair should be twisted while it’s damp.
2. Flat twist low bun –
I’ve revisited this style on so many occasions as it’s super chic and fitting for different events. In this tutorial I added curly extensions as my hair was not long enough, also, it’s a great way to add volume and a bit more glam.
3. Low chic flat twist with accessories
Going for a low chic ponytail? One of my favorite tricks is to add a flat twist as the front section to create a twisted headband. Sleek your hair to the side then add your favorite accessories and bam! your ready to step through the door. This low bun is very elegant and perfect for multiple occasion s
4. Low pattern flat twist updo
When it comes to low manipulation wash day styles, Flat twists are a great option to keep your hair ends tucked away and your hair moistured throughout the week. I love getting creative with my flat twist styles to add versatility to my look. This is a great style to rock throughout the winter if your feeling lazy and not in the mood to be doing your hair every day. this style usually lasts me 1 or 2 weeks depending on how I take care of my hair at night.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to try out different braiding patterns.
5. Flat Twist curly bob with Crochet
I created this style years ago when my hair was really short and since then it’s been one of my favorite styles to rock. It’s super simple and easy to do! It’s perfect if you want that twist outlook but you want to keep your ends protected. This style lasted me around two weeks.
Quick tip: For a more natural look make sure to choose crochet braids that match your natural hair texture & color.
6. layered Flat twist low manipulation style
The ultimate protective style! This is honestly one of my go-to protective styles when my hair feels a bit rough and I need to keep my ends tucked away for a few weeks. By adding single strand twists in the back, you can wear it as an up-do. Simple re-twist whenever your hair gets frizzy etc to get the most wears out of this style.
7. Flat twist Frow-hawk
Whenever I glance at this photo I start to feel really nostalgic. I really enjoyed the TWA stage. This style is for all my Naturalistas rocking a TWA! (teeny weeny afro) To create a simple twisted Fro-hawk add two twists to each side of your hair, then define your curls with your favorite products, don’t forget to pick and fluff with your Afro comb and boom..! You are guaranteed to get compliments.
8. Flat twist with headband
Whether your rocking a short style or long twist out, adding a braided headband is a great way to create versatility. The great thing about wearing a braided headband is that there are so many different types of braid patterns to try. I love adding a chunky flat twist to the front section of my hair and completing the look with accessories!.
9. Fun Flat twist bun – with a twist out bangs
Get creative and try out different patterns and styles – the style possibilities are endless
- Start by section your hair in half from ear to ear
- Divide the back section into 4 equal parts & add secure with elastic bands
- Add your fav moisturizer and twist each section into 4. Crisscross the two bottom sections with the two at the top then secure with an elastic band.
- Move to the front section of your hair then using a rat tail comb, part the front of your hair into two sections. Carefully part out the front section how you want your bangs to fall.
- In the front section of the hair for the bangs, two strands twist each section then leave it
- Move to the middle section, add two flat twists to the side of your hair.
- Secure the back section with the middle section to create a bun then add two-strand twists to the remainder of the hair that’s left out.
- Unravel the twists in the middle then secure into a voluminous bun with hairpins
- Finally, unravel all the twists at the front to create lovely bangs. Then lay your edges and bam! You’re good to go!.
10. Side part flat twist with crochet mambo twist
Lastly, you all know by now, I love adding crochet extensions for that glam effect. Over the last few years, I’ve done a few variations of this style using different crochet hair, flat twists, and braiding patterns. This style never gets old for me because it’s so easy and affordable.
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