Crochet twists are also referred to as Senegalese twists but for now, we’re going to stick with crochet twists. They were big in the early 90’s before making a reappearance a few times, just like the hair fashions usually do. There are plenty of reasons why they are good for your hair, some of which we’ll go into shortly, but more than that, they just look fabulous, often the reason behind so many women sitting in the hairstylists chair for hours to get them done.
If you’re looking for a new ‘do, you should check out these 31 stunning crochet twist hairstyles:
1. Layered, Medium Length Crochet Twists
Keep things short and cute like these layered, medium length crochet twists. This style is easy to maintain and perfect for hot summer days.
2. Crochet Senegalese Twists
If you have short natural hair and you want long hair, crochet twists offer you the perfect protective option to achieve just that. Once upon a time, if you wanted long hair, you just had to wait for it to grow but luckily these days we can speed things up a little.
It might take a few hours but with a little time and dedication (and $$$), you too could have long locks just like these beautiful twists.
3. 3D Cubic Twists with a Pop of Burgundy
The crochet techniques that we were using in the early 90’s have evolved and there are now more ways than ever to have your crochet twists styled and designed. You can achieve a somewhat natural curly look like this one if you wanted, or you could go for some sort of elegant updo.
That’s the best thing about these styles – they are customizable in so many ways, just like adding this bright pop or burgundy, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
4. Crochet Jumbo Twists
Before you opt for a style like this, you should be aware that it can take anywhere from two to three hours to complete the look, to over eight and in some cases, even more than that. Have a good chat with your hairstylist before you decide to have any hair added, just to make sure you’ve got the time to dedicate to that.
You don’t want to get halfway through your appointment only to realize you don’t have the time to sit through it all. No one likes half a crochet-head!
5. Jumbo Senegalese Twists with a Shaved Side
If you want a ‘spunky’ style, you’ll need to look at shaving. It sounds scary but it grows back a lot quicker than you’d think, and it’s a really cool and edgy look that’s been in fashion for a while, and doesn’t seem to be showing signs of going away.
It’s a great way to make your hair stand out and actually, when you think about, enables you to simply get rid of those problematic areas of dry and damaged hair to basically start over again.
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6. Black and Brown Twists
Before heading to your appointment, if you want your stunning crochet twist hairstyles to look just as good as this one, you’ll need to get ready for it. The whole point of using protective hairstyles like these is to protect, so before you tuck your own natural hair away under a beautiful mane or crochet locks, make sure you do the prep work.
You’ll need to moisturize as much as you can. These braids can last for a couple of months so make sure you do it well, otherwise you might not get the chance to do it for a while and your new do won’t have been quite as protective as you’d hoped.
7. Crochet Twists + Visible Cornrows
When it comes to crochet twists, you have two options – you can stick with what you know and go for the same looks you’ve always gone for, or you can think outside the box and go for something a little different, just like these crochet twists with visible cornrows.
It doesn’t matter either way, of course, because these twists look gorgeous in any event, but sometimes it’s worth thinking about something a little new and unique. You’re paying a fortune for this style, and you’ll be sat there for a while too, you might as well make it worth it.
8. Black and Red Havana Twists Bob
Short styles are just as easy as long styles when you’re looking at crochet twist hairstyles, and this one is super fabulous. We definitely think you should be adding it to the list.
If you want beautiful hair thats easily styled but without all the maintenance often included with long hair, this is the kind of look you should go for.
9. Curly, Medium Length Twists
Pay attention to the ends of your hair. When you order hair, it usually comes with a blunt, straight edge to it and when the strands are installed, your hair and therefore your crochet twists are likely to have a blunt and straight edge.
You could trim the edges a little once they are installed to give you a more natural look, or just stagger the hair a little.
10. Crochet Senegalese Twists Half Updo
Thinner crochet twists hairstyles like this one are great because you can treat them basically as you would ‘regular hair’ – you can style them in almost the same ways.
If you wanted an intricate updo like this one, you can do it, just as this beauty shows, and in some cases, the twists actually work in your favor to keep them in place much better than regular hair.