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9 Dreamy Medium-Length Twist Styles For Natural Hair

The options are endless.

@bwatuwant

Box braids are a staple protective style for mid-length natural hair but can cause too much tension around the hairline. Twists offer the same safeguarding from over-styling and excessive heat while preserving and maintaining your edges. Ahead, are nine ways to wear twists with medium-length hair.

Beaded Updo

Whether you’re attending a special occasion or looking for a style that will last for a few days, this updo accented with side flat twists is a nice option. To really make the look pop add a few hair beads throughout the hair.

@nknaturalz
Half-up, Half-down

This classic half-up look doubles as a sleek protective style that keeps curls hydrated and moisturized. After washing, use a lightweight leave-in conditioner or curl pudding to set the twists, and be sure to keep them neatly covered at night to keep them fresh.

@chimeedwards
Slick & Sleek

A slicked-back bun is a simple protective style for medium-length hair that never gets old. But if you’re looking to update yours, try adding two twisted tendrils for a look that’s trendy and playful.

@kristina.manners
Straight Back Flat Twists

Flat twists are often reserved for updos but they are a refreshing alternative to cornrows because they allow less tension at the root of the hair.

@khadajeeee
French Chic

Think of this French roll with its flowing side-bang twists as the elegant auntie to Parisian It girl styles. Perfect for mid- to shoulder-length hair, this timeless style can also be accessorized with head scarves for a more casual look.

@neffyfrofro
Let It Flow

Similar to box braid styles, two-strand twists are easy to manage and can be worn in a number of different ways. Keeping the hair at a medium-length also makes the style feel natural and effortless.

@freshlengths
Ethereal Pin Back

Loose jumbo twists give this natural hairstyle a fairy-inspired look that is light and dreamy. Secure them both with pins in the back and fluff the remaining hair to get the full effect.

@curlbellaa
Clip It

Claw clips are still having a moment and are an easy — not to mention— stylish way to pull your twists back sans ponytail holder. For the ultimate ‘90s aesthetic, leave a few to dangle loosely out front.

@0shunn
Twisted Pony

Interested in shaking up a traditional style? Try feeding a single twist into a segmented ponytail and in a few strands of braiding hair to lengthen the look.

@tiana.my

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