33 Best Popular Senegalese Twist Hairstyles (with Pictures )
Senegalese Twist Hairstyles are an increasingly popular hairstyle. Not only are they super cute and easy to maintain, but they are also an excellent protective style for anyone who has transitioning hair or is simply looking for a style that will help their hair grow and remain in a healthy state. In addition to the aforementioned great aspects of Senegalese twists, this particular hairstyle offers endless styling options from a top knot to a classic half-up half down style.
The installation process for Senegalese twists is fairly easy. First, the hair is thoroughly washed, conditioned and blow-dried. After this, the hair is then parted into sections, hair extensions are added, and a two strand twist is created. In comparison to traditional box braids, Senegalese twists are significantly faster to install as instead of a three strand braid, a stylist is simply doing a two strand twist. After the entire installation is completed, the ends of the hair can be sealed by either using hot water or burning the ends with an open flame. Depending on the style and length of the twist, this method can vary. The entire installation process for Senegalese twists can take anywhere from 5 to 10 hours depending on the desired length, thickness of each individual twist, and how many stylists are working in your hair at one time.
If you don’t want to sit and have each individual two strand twist hand created, there is an alternative installation process which is rapidly gaining popularity. This new installation method is the crotchet method, in which your hair braided into a pattern, and pre-packaged Senegalese twists are literally weaved into your hair with a special tool. Check with your stylist to see if this is a reasonable option for you as the wear time can be affected by using this method.
Senegalese twists can last for quite some time, and that’s part of what makes them such a great option for a protective style. Depending on the size of the twists and how well the hairstyle is maintained, Senegalese twists can last anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. Senegalese twists allow hair to regain strength, grow, and protects natural hair from elements and heat products which would be potentially harmful to your hair.
Not only are Senegalese twists extremely stylish, but they can be worn just about anywhere. They can be worn in the workplace if kept neat and clean, they can be worn out on the town, and because of their protective nature, they can be worn year round, protecting the hair from the harsh cold of the winter or at the beach or pool during the summer.