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.
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.
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.
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.
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.