Flat twist hair has been a go-to style for African American women for generations. However, with today’s trends, these twists have evolved into a multitude of stunning, captivating styles.
Flat Twist Hairstyles
Creativity knows no bounds when it comes to natural hairstyles for longer hair or those with extensions. Twists are an easier alternative to braids, and sometimes these two complement each other for a statement look. Look through our gallery for ideas and inspiration.
#1: Curly Top
Twists don’t have to be rigid or held into one spot – if you want to go with a fun, freeing hairstyle that works well on short hair, try this curly flat twist out ‘do that’s both adorable and easy to maintain.
#2: Twist into Bun
Flat twist your hair, install extensions and make a large braided bun. Luckily, now you don’t have to wait until your hair grows very long. A thick and full bun is accessible and easy to assemble.
#3: Elegant and Vintage
If you want to learn how to flat twist on natural hair, this is a good style to start with. Simple and modest, it’s nothing more than a properly placed braid that’s wrapped and secured at the nape of the neck.
#4: Creative Pile Up
When you flat twist your hair, you aren’t limited to one type of braid. As this shows below, with extensions you can “grow” braids from super small at the nape of the neck up to chunky, fuller twists up top.
#5: Gathered and Wrapped
With the back of your hair twisted tightly and symmetrically, you can install extensions for the crown and front sections to get a plentiful updo with strands of attached hair twisted like snakes for a truly sexy and dramatic look of relaxed hair.
#6: Flat Twisted Updo
A flat twist updo is adorable and convenient for girls who are active but still want to look beautiful. This can be worked into any hair type, including weaves and natural hair. Keep it in for a day or a week – this is one versatile updo.
#7: Color and Shine
If you look at pictures of twisted hair and wonder how they’ve got those amazing looks, the answer is usually found in a professional salon. Work with a stylist to discover what hue will work best for your hair, along with products that will optimize your strands’ shine power.
#8: Vintage Glam
Take a cue from decades gone by and check out this twist style next time you’re hoping for a whole new look. This will work best with natural hair that’s ready for a change.
#9: Big and Bold
Want hair that’s as big and statement-making as your bright, extroverted personality? Then try this hairstyle on for size. With the use of extensions, this piled up collection of twists is gorgeous but also fun.
#10: School Marm Chic
Turn-of-the-century ladies knew all the tricks when it came to updos that stayed in place and flattered the face. This is just one of those styles that has truly stood the test of time. The real technique behind this style is an appropriate hair product and a little bit of patience the first few times out.
Flat twist hairstyles are fun to wear and convenient for a variety of reasons – be it work, weather or the desire for a new look. Most salons can produce the more elaborate twist looks, while the simpler ones can be done at home or with a friend. The trick to excellent twisted hair is using a quality hair product and taking the necessary steps to keep hair in the best health possible.