Different Hairstyles You Can Do With Kinky Twist Hair

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Different Hairstyles You Can Do With Kinky Twist Hair
There are many different hairstyles you can do with kinky twist hair. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Kinky twists are a popular African-American hairstyle in which kinky, human or synthetic hair is interlocked into the natural hair by twisting two strands of hair together. You can create many other versatile styles with the hair used for kinky twist extensions. While in the beauty supply store, look for the hair that says "kinky," "afro," or "Marley" on the package to get a general idea of the texture of the kinky twist hair. Because of its coarse, kinky texture, kinky twist hair can also be braided into the natural hair. Here are a few different hairstyles you can do with kinky twist hair.

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Kinky Twists

Kinky twists are the most common hairstyle created with kinky twist hair. The process involves sectioning the natural hair into small sections, then weaving the kinky twist hair into the natural hair by twisting two strands together all the way down to the ends of the hair. The process is repeated until a full head of kinky twists is achieved. Some people begin the twist by braiding the kinky twist hair into the natural hair about 1/4 of an inch down to secure the extensions, then the remaining hair is twisted to the ends. Others begin the process by twisting the kinky twist hair into the natural hair. The ends of the twists are usually sealed and curled using small perm rods and then dipped into boiling water. The total procedure can take several hours, but the results provide beautiful, long-lasting, twisted locks that can be styled in a variety of ways. Kinky twists generally last up to three months with proper care.

Braids

You can weave the kinky twist hair into your natural hair using the braiding method. The kinky twist hair is wove into the natural hair by taking a small section of three strands and intertwining them together to create a freestanding braid. Your braids can be created as small or as large as you'd like to achieve the look you desire. Braids created with kinky twist hair will have a more coarse texture and appearance. Kinky twist hair can also be micro-braided into the hair to create very small braids. The hair can be braided partially with the ends left loose to create a dramatic style that can be pulled up or back or pinned into an up-do. By braiding in a kinky twist hair, you can create long-lasting styles that last up to three months with proper care.

Crochet Braids

Crochet braiding is a procedure where loose hair extensions are interlocked into cornrows in your hair using a latch-hook tool or crochet needle. To begin, the natural hair is cornrowed straight back into at least nine rows, depending on how thick you want the finished style to be. Using the latch-hook tool (crochet needle), the hair is latched onto the cornrows until each cornrow has a full row of extensions. When the procedure is complete, this look creates a full head of free flowing hair. By using kinky twist hair with the crochet braiding method, you achieve wild, Afrocentric, dramatic hair that can be styled in many different ways. This method provides a protective style that last several months with proper care.

Cornrows

Cornrows are a popular braiding style that is simple and easy to maintain. The process starts with the natural hair being parted, then braided into a flat braid that is attached to the scalp. This process is repeated until many cornrows are added to the head to create a finished design. Kinky twist hair can be cornrowed into natural hair to create a wide variety of styles. The braids that extend from the ends of the cornrowed sections can be left to fall down the back and curled at the ends using perm rods and boiling water for a simple yet elegant style. Cornrowed extensions can last up to two months with proper care.

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