21 Senegalese Twist Hairstyles to Inspire Women

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If you’re looking for a stylish way to protect your hair, or you just want to try something new, Senegalese twists are the way to go.

Senegalese twists, also known as rope twists, are a type of hairstyle that originated in Senegal, a West African country.

They are achieved by twisting two strands of hair around each other to create a rope-like effect. Senegalese twists can be made with either synthetic or human hair and are often worn as a protective style.

Along with being a protective style, twists are also easy to style and low maintenance. You can have short, medium, or long twists, as well as wear them up or down.

Below, not only will you find Senegalese twists, but you’ll also find Havana twists, Marley twists, and more.

1. Senegalese Wig

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This style is actually available as a wig. You can If you’re short on time, a wig is definitely the way to go.

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2. Natural Twists

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles half pulled back
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I love how natural these twists look. They are really so beautiful. Additionally, I like how the top is pulled back, and I think the length is just perfect.

3. Style Your Edges

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles ponytail
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It’s amazing how styling your edges can give your hair a completely different look. Consider doing something different to your edges once your twists are complete.

4. Two-Hour Twists

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles hanging down
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These twists only took two hours and they turned out great. I love the addition of the gold filigree tubes. If you want a throwback look, give these a try.

5. Simple and Elegant

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles side part
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These twists are so simple and elegant. I think the color of the hair gives them a special touch. If you want a medium-length style, this is the look to go for.

6. Perfect for the Summer

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles thick hair
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If you want your twists to be long and thick, this is the look for you. These twists would be perfect for your summer adventures, including a day at the beach.

Choosing the Length of Your Senegalese Twists

The length of Senegalese twists is often a matter of personal preference. Some people like them long, while others prefer a more medium-length look.

In general, the longer your Senegalese twists are, the more they will weigh down your hair which can cause breakage, so this is something to consider when choosing the length you want.

In addition to their appearance, length can also impact how easy it is to style and maintain your twists.

From my experience, shorter lengths tend to be easier to maintain and easier to sleep comfortably with.

7. ’90s Throwback

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with gold bands
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These twists definitely have a throwback ’90s look. You can find hair braiding cords on Amazon. I love how thick these twists are, making them perfect for anyone who wants a style that stands out.

8. Don’t Forget the Filigree Tubes

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with gold bands
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Level up your look with a pair of gorgeous earrings and a beautiful top. Use these silver filigree tubes to complete the look. Remember to play around with different color filigree tubes to fit your personal style.

9. Everyday Look

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with cornrows
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If you’re looking for an everyday look that’s easy to maintain, I think you’ll love this look. You can also get creative with your braids, for a unique look.

10. Vacation Hairstyle

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If you’re looking for the perfect vacation hairstyle, these are the twists for you. Don’t forget to wear your fedora beach hat to complete the look.

11. The Perfect Length

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These twists are so juicy and would look great on anyone. I think the length is perfect if you’re looking for something easy and breezy.

12. Try a Different Color

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with purple hair dye
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If you’re ready to change things up in a major way, consider adding color to your twists. If you want to try a temporary color spray, use L’Oreal Paris Hair Color Colorista.

Choosing the Color of Your Senegalese Twists

A fun and cool thing about Senegalese twists is that you can get your twists done in a wide variety of colors.

If you’re looking for a fun, colorful style that stands out, consider choosing brightly-colored hair, or you can add some color to the tips of your hair with a temporary hair color spray or dye.

Alternatively, if you prefer something more subtle and low-maintenance, stick with lighter shades like blondes and light browns.

13. Include Accessories

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles pulled up with scarf
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Not only do I love the thickness of these twists, but I also love the accessories, such as the hair scarf and the wooden earrings. Those wanting a natural and trendy look will love this style.

14. Colored Hair Rope

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with rainbow string
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The colored hair rope adds a nice touch to these gorgeous twists. These hair accessories are perfect for the spring and summer. These twists are super cute

15. Laid Back Look

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with natural hair
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If you want a laid-back look, these simple twists are the way to go. They would also look great pulled up into a bun. I really like the looseness of the twists.

16. Perfect Baby Hairs

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Not only do these twists look amazing, but the edges are styled to perfection. As I mentioned earlier, styling your edges can take your hairstyle to the next level.

17. Two-Toned Hair

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If you have black hair, adding honey blonde twists will give your twists a nice contrast to your natural hair color. Consider different shades of brown before going forward with your hairstyle.

18. Effortless Senegalese Twists

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with messy look
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I love how these twists have a bit of a messy look. They allow you to look effortlessly stylish. If you want a unique and trendy look, you’ll love these effortless Senegalese twists.

How to Keep Your Senegalese Twists Looking Fresh

One of the best things about Senegalese twists is that they’re relatively low-maintenance, but there are a few things you can do to ensure your style looks great for longer.

First, make sure you wash and condition your scalp regularly using a spray bottle.

Use a blow dryer on the cool setting to dry your hair. Once you’re finished, you can moisturize using your favorite leave-in conditioner or hair oil.

Also, make sure you invest in a satin or silk pillowcase so that your hair stays smooth and doesn’t dry out as your sleep.

With these tips in mind, you can enjoy beautiful and long-lasting Senegalese twists.

19. Super Trendy Twists

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If you want to go all out with your twists, this is the way to go. Click on the credit link below to see this hairstyle from different angles. It looks amazing!

20. Purple Twists with Red Ends

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with purple twists
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These twists are so simple, neat, and creative. Step outside of the box by adding color to your hair. This style uses purple, but I think that other colors would look great too.

21. Classic and Elegant

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles with more gold beads
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This look is so classic and elegant. I always love the look the filigree tubes give to twists. These twists can be dressed up or down.

There you have it, a beautiful collection of stylish Senegalese twist hairstyles. With so many options to inspire you, you’re sure to find your new favorite style.