The Senegalese Twist, perfect for an African-textured hair, is a trending hairstyle now as it helps in strengthening of your natural hair. When you are bored of straightening or curling your hair finally, you can try this natural styling to give you a fascinating look.
The Senegalese Twist, also called as rope twist, provides benefits that are similar to hair braiding. You will require a lot of patience and time to wear this Senegalese twist hairstyle, but the output is outstanding. Like other braiding techniques, this Senegalese twisting technique lasts for two to three months.
You can use this technique to create a natural hair extension, avoiding glues or stitches. If you have a long and thick hair, you will not need any hair extension as well. So, aren’t you interested to know how to wear Senegalese Twist? In this article, let’s see how to do Senegalese twists, and also 50 different styles to sport them for various occasions.
How to do Senegalese Twist?
Following few easier steps will give you a perfect Senegalese hairstyle. A professional hairdresser can ace this hairstyle, but, you can try it at home getting help from your friend.
This hairstyle is much easier than micro braids and cornrow fashioned braids. If you are a beginner, get some help from a friend to braid this hairstyle. With practice and experience, you will become the best in doing Senegalese Twist. Proper care and maintenance will ensure the twist to last for a couple of months.
- Preparing your hair: Determine if your hair is at appropriate length for wearing Senegalese twist. It must be at least 1.9 cm or longer for doing this hairstyle. If you have a shorter hair, choose a perfect hair extension that would suit your natural hair. Kanekalon and Toyokalon extensions should only be used to do Senegalese twist.
- Partition the hair: Partition the hair and the hair extensions into two divisions until the sections are less than 1 inch in width. Now, twist each section along with hair extension (if you use) to form a Senegalese twist.
- Set the twist: Set your Senegalese twist in the boiled hot water. It must be set for 4 to 6 weeks, if taken care of properly. It should be redone after 6 weeks, as it will lose its perfect texture after that.
50 Best Senegalese Twist Hairstyles
Here is our favourite list of 50 best Senegalese twist hairstyle, for you to try and sport a fashionable look.
Small Senegalese Twist Hairstyle
The Small Senegalese twist hairstyle involves micro-braiding of your hair. It is definitely time-consuming and requires lots of patience, but it gives better results. Try it to witness the awesomeness of this hairstyle.
Medium Senegalese Twist Hairstyle
The braids are neither narrow nor large, but on a perfect size to give a trendy look. You can add hair accessories to highlight the medium braided hairstyle.
Large Senegalese Twist Hairstyle
These large braids are not of jumbo types, but bigger than the medium ones mentioned above. You do not need any hair accessories to highlight this hairstyle.
Jumbo Senegalese Twist Hairstyle
The Jumbo Senegalese Twist gives you a denser hair that you would wish to boast. This vibrant hairstyle is easy to maintain and accessorize.
Crochet Senegalese Twist Hairstyle
This beautiful hairstyle suits every African-American woman out there. It gives a stylish and sleek outcome to your hairstyle. This hairstyle is best as you can style it to long or medium according to your preference.
Senegalese Twist Hairstyle with Side Partition
The Senegalese Twist Hairstyle is even better now with side partitioning. If you are someone who wishes to look more attractive with side swept hairstyle, then you should definitely try this one.
Senegalese Twist with Golden Accessories
What is more attractive than decorating your hairstyle with suitable accessories? As you can see from this picture, the appropriate accessories add elegance to your beauty.
Senegalese Twisted Half Up-do Hairstyle
This attractive hairstyle has a Senegalese twist in half up-do position giving a beautiful look with low maintenance. This hairstyling does not require efforts to redo it again and again.
Thick Donut Senegalese Bun Hairstyle
This beautiful and elegant hairstyle is not easy to do as it seems to be. It requires a professional touch and also proper care for a lavish look.
Easy Side Part Senegalese Twist Long-hair Looks
Who told you that you cannot enjoy these hairstyles if you have long hair? Actually, the Senegalese twists go well with the long hair falling on one side of the shoulder, if you braid after careful partitioning.
Long Auburn Rope Twist Hairstyle
This beautiful hairstyle highlights the dynamic rope twists with different colour, thereby giving away the vibrancy of the hairstyle. If you are concerned about the damage of the natural hair due to hair colouring, you can try hair extensions with different colours.
Big Twist with Highlights
What is more beautiful than highlighting the bigger yet dynamic rope twists on your head? As already stated, if you have concerns in dying your natural hair, you can always opt for suitable hair extensions.
Gorgeous micro-braiding rope twists
The micro-braiding technique is for you, if you would like to boost your long hair in a free hairstyle. By braiding it in micro twists, your hair would look so elegant and beautiful without any inconvenience. You can also choose to wear a ponytail after micro-braiding the hair.
Highlighted Updo Senegalese Twist Hairstyle
This cool hairstyle is achieved by shaving the sides of the head. By shaving the sides, you get to highlight the Senegalese styled up-do. Of course, you will have to trim the head every now and then to keep the hairstyle intact for weeks.
Pretty Senegalese Twisted Pony Hairstyle
This pretty hairstyle gives a youthful look to you in any kind of occasion. To make you look prettier, try putting the ponytail a little higher on the back of your head.
Cute curly Senegalese Twists
The cuteness always multi-folds when you do Senegalese twist on a curly hair. You can experiment in various ways to style the twist on the top of the head like a ponytail or trying a headband.
Two tone twists with Up-do
While there are various ways to style an up-do, an interesting way is to do an up-do with twists of two different tones. You can achieve this by using suitable hair extension and braiding it along with natural hair.
Jumbo Side-Swept Rope Twists
These side-swept Rope twists are the sophisticated yet perfect braids for someone who wants zero inconvenience. You can boast the dense hair, and also avoid the hassles of it falling on your face.
Trendy Short Senegalese
As mentioned above in the first page of this article, the length of 1.9 cm is necessary for doing Senegalese twist. But if your natural hair is thick and has the appropriate length, then you don’t have to use hair extensions.
Long curly rope twists
We already discussed that it would be more fun for curly-haired people to try this fun. Now, this hairstyle is the perfect opportunity for you if you would like to boast the medium haired long curl roped twists.
Senegalese Twist Braids with Highlights
The beauty of this hairstyle lies in highlighting the braids at the bottom. The turquoise blue gives you a vibrant outlook if you wear it for the party or date nights.
Mohawk Senegalese Twist Hairstyle
The trending Mohawk hairstyle with the Senegalese twist gives you the unique trend-setting outlook that you are craving for. It does not definitely look masculine. Mohawk gives you a sassy appearance though. Why not be a badass for a day and steal those admiring glances?
Half Rope Twist Half Curly Hairstyle
As you can see from the picture, this hairstyle is so unique for it has Senegalese twist braid only up to half of the back of the head. If you are someone with naturally curly locks, then you can just leave it as such to have a beautiful finish.
Side Swept Senegalese Twist
The Side Swept Twist gives convenience and comfort of hair not falling on your face, first of all. Since the hair is braided to fall on one side of the shoulder, it gives you a chance to boost the density of the hair.
Freestyle Senegalese Twist with Highlights
This style is one of our favourites as it gives you an opportunity to rock both the world of free-flowing hair and Senegalese micro-braids. It is cuter when one or two strands are highlighted with a colour of your favourite choice.
Blonde two-tone Senegalese Twist
As you can see in the list, the Senegalese twist primarily suits black hair. But two-toning the braids gives immense beauty to the hairstyling. Adding blonde hair extension will highlight your hairstyle in the party.
Bold Bright Senegalese Twist
Who would want to miss the fun of having a change of hair colour without having to dye the natural hair? A hair extension allows you to try the bright and vibrant colours like red without causing any damage to the natural locks.
Two-toning with Up-Do Rope Twist
As the name suggests, you get to have a suitable hair extension of a different colour from your natural lock for this hairstyle. You get to experiment an Up-do with a two-tone. Blonde or vibrant red gives an astounding outlook for any occasion.
Tiny Mahogany Knots with Rope twist
The hairstyle gets cuter when you add tiny mahogany knots to the Senegalese twist. Let you cute little daughter feel like a princess with this hairstyle.
Vibrant Red Mohawk with Micro-braid Twist
The natural curl locks give you a convenience to do micro-braids on the top of the head. The cornrow fashioned locks on the sides of the head gives a beautiful Mohawk. A vibrant red tone of the Mohawk will never fail to highlight your fashion sense in the party.
Jumbo twists with straight ends
This hairstyle has jumbo Senegalese twists that extend into straight hair without twists in the end. You can add cuffs on the strands to make it look more fashionable.
Senegalese twists with dual highlights
The fun experimentation to create a trendy hairstyle should never end. This is one of our favourites, because, as you can see in the picture, a dual-tone is used to highlight the rope twists.
Rope twists with gypsy locks
It is advisable to visit the hairdresser to achieve a perfect pattern like this, as shown in the picture. Hairs are braided into jumbo braids after partitioning the hair sideways, and each twist extends to the back of the head in a pattern. To add chic to this look, cuff and highlight colours are added.
Long Curl Rope Twist
The Long Curl Rope Twist hairstyle involves curling of the medium-sized Senegalese twists. These twists give you a beautiful fashion sense.
Bright two-tone Rope Twists
When it comes to setting a trend in fashion sense, do not hesitate to try newer things every day. This bright and vibrant red combined with Blonde natural or artificial locks gives a wild outlook.
Low Slung Half Up Style
Sporting this kind of hairstyle extends you various opportunities of styling your hair every day. The dense Senegalese twist at the top of the head gradually gets thinner towards the end. For the same reason, you can wear an up-do that would let you show varied thickness of strands.
Colourful Ombre Plaits
This hairstyle could be your perfect choice if you wish to highlight boldly yet discreetly the rope twists. You can ask your hairdresser to choose a bold colour for you, and add it at the ends of the twist leaving the top untouched.
Protective Style Senegalese Twists
The main advantage of protective hairstyle is it causes no damage to the natural locks. So, if you are hesitating to try fearing about the damage to the natural hair, then this hairstyle is for you.
Lemonade Senegalese Twists
The Lemonade Senegalese Twists on either side of the head provides an unique fashion to the person wearing it. As you can see from the picture, you will definitely steal second glances from people in the party.
Palm Faux Locks Senegalese Twists
If you want to sport the hairstyle like the lady in the picture, then you must visit a professional hairdresser. As simple as it seems to be, it is of low-maintenance.
Side-swept Crochet Twist Braids
Crochet braids with side partitioning give you the convenience of no hair falling on your face. You get to enjoy the admiration with comfort and low-maintenance.
Micro twist braids with a headscarf
Do not miss this hairstyle as it adds value to your flattering outlook with accessories like headscarf and beads. You can either partition the hair sideways or leave it with centre partition.
Ponytail with two-tone twists
These ponytails add an extra highlight to your charming outlook by adding extra tone at the ends of the twists. Ask your hairdresser to not touch the colour of the natural hair locks on the top of the head.
Jumbo Mahogany rope twists
Would you like to sport two jumbo mahogany twists, one at the front and the other at the back giving you a sassy appearance? Make sure to wrap your head before you go to bed for proper maintenance of the hairstyle.
Creative free-style rope twist braids
This hairstyle allows you to do cornrow fashioned braids on the top of the head to create a beautiful pattern. The ends are left in a free-style fashion for you to style according to your preference every day.
Outrageous tone Spring twist bob braids
For all those short-hair lovers, one of our favourite choices in Senegalese twist, bob braids is your perfect choice. This is for all those who wouldn’t hesitate to sport an outrageous outlook. Highlighting with a vibrant orange hair extension adds beauty to this hairstyle.
Senegalese twist with Marley hair
Try this hairstyle if you want to look elegant with your Marley hair. These long locks of rope twists, extending up to waist length lets you boast about the twist and the free-style simultaneously.
Bold and Bright Tone with Curl Twist Ends
The waist-length hair with bold and beautiful tone like red or orange will definitely make you stand unique and beautiful in the crowd. Feel free to try this hairstyle and flaunt your fashion sense.
Crown head with Senegalese Twist
Create a crown by twisting one strand after the other towards the back of the head. Join it into a loose tail at the back. You can add cuffs or beads to the strands for adding beauty to the already charming hairstyle.
Blue Up-do Rope Twists
This hairstyle with a vibrant blue in the up-do creates an outstanding finish to your appearance. Try it to know the awesomeness of this hairstyle.
Care and Maintenance of Rope Twists
Looking to go about it the right way? Here are a few simple tips to help you out.
- You can expect to have a posh rope twist for 8-12 weeks, after which you will have to undo and redo your hair at the salon.
- While using hair extensions, make sure to protect your natural hair locks from dryness.
- Do not forget to wrap your head in a bonnet before going to bed.
- To avoid frizzing, massage the scalp with a right mixture of shampoo and water.
- Take care of the edges where the hair extension is braided tightly to the natural locks. If braided very tightly, it might cause damage and hence, hair loss.
These are our favourite top 50 Senegalese twist hairstyles. We would like to hear from you about your favourites in the Senegalese or Rope twist hairstyles. Make sure to try at least one and leave us your experience in the comments below.