2020 Hairstyles

50 Ways to Wear the Senegalese Twist

As you might have guessed from his name, the Senegalese twist comes from Senegal, a country in West Africa. They are also referred to as rope turns because of their sinuous appearance and are one of the best hair protection styles ever. When done in the right way, the strands take much less time than their three-stranded counterparts, as well as remove them. Apart from that, they take much more time, up to two or three months.

Besides, you have no idea how versatile the Senegalese twist really is. Spiraly, twisted, wrapped, curled, up or down, the possibilities are endless. Scroll down to see the best 50 of them.

1. The classic Senegalese twist

Let’s start with the classic and simplest way to wear the Senegalese twist. All you have to do is split your hair on one side and drop the braids over your shoulders and back. You can even beautify them if you want.

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2. Oversized Senegalese twist

Here’s a trick in case you do not have much time or patience to go through the whole process. Make fewer braids by oversizing them. You will be both comfortable and cool. Ready for a selfie!

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3. The copper Senegalese twist

Most Senegalese twists, like any other type of protective twisted hairstyle, are constructed with extensions. Therefore, you can easily change the color of your hair without actually coloring it.

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4. The elegant Senegalese twist

In combination with the right outfit and accessories, the Senegalese braids can be a wonderfully elegant hairstyle. So you can wear it at a special event, party or even your big day.

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5. The Sexy Senegalese Twist

The beautiful braids can add a touch of mystery and niceiness to your everyday style. Combine them with a dramatic smoky eye make-up and a dark, dull lipstick.

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6. The red Senegalese twist

This mahogany hue or red hair are perfect for the summer season. You can combine it with colorful tops and sunglasses to create the perfect music festival look. Keep the makeup for this a minimum.

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7. The embellished Senegalese twist

If you want to give your classic twist a touch of luxury, then you should opt for gold. You know perfectly well that you can not go wrong with gold, so look for tubular ornaments that you can attach to your braids.

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8. The split ponytail

All you have to do to copy this’ 90s look is to tie your hair in a high ponytail and then split it into two parts. Bring the two halves close to your face and inflate them to add extra volume and body to the hairstyle.

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9. Black and yellow

In fact, it’s black and blond, to be more specific. These braids are just like creating some highlights or add some peekaboo in your hair. The only difference is that you are working with extensions this time.

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10. The mahogany Senegalese twist

If you have fair skin, this delicious mahogany color will complement the whole. If you choose both gold embellishments and statement earrings, you should keep your make-up to a minimum.

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11. Half the knot

If you want to show your Senegalese expressions, but leave them out of your face for the sake of convenience, then you have to do that. Go for the half knot. If you want, you can use a donut to secure the bun up.

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12. African queen

This is a headwear that will cause a lot of envy amongst fashionistas. It’s a metallic headband that’s really suitable for a queen, complete with a blue jewel in the middle that will adorn your forehead.

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13. The messy bun

Use your Senegalese twist mass to create these tall and spectacular messy buns. Just use a hair band or even a handful of hairpins. The warm peekaboos that you can see give the bun an extra dimension.

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14. The medium Bob

A Senegalese haircut does not have to be long. In other words, you do not have to add long extensions to your hair if you do not want to. For medium length with frayed ends, go for an artistic look.

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15. The Senegalese twist Comb Over

We fell in love with this feminine and delicate look, which is why we included it in our list of ideas that we would like to try out. If you construct your braids instead of dividing your hair in the middle, you can do it on the side.

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16. The Dutch braid

If you have skinny Senegalese twists, you can use them to create a simple, but oversized Dutch braid right in front of your head. It will help to frame your face and give you a simple and elegant look.

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17. The blonde Senegalese twist

This intricate braid of blonde Senegalese twists is just too pretty. The amazing thing is that it looks from the front while the party is in the back.

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18. The vintage knot

We like to call it the Janelle Monae style. It’s an oversized retro flatbread that runs right over your head and covers half your forehead, right down to your eyes. Braid your hair in a three-strand braid and flip it over.

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19. The crochet Senegalese twist

Since the ’90s, hacklebacking has developed into hairstyle and style and has become a major trend encompassing the Senegalese twist. Bonus fact – it only takes about three hours to make them, extensions and all.

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20th rope turns

These are called rope turns and are a new interpretation of the classic Senegalese variant. And yes, you guessed why they are called that. Because of course they look like ropes.

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21. The Honey Blonde Senegalese Twist

The color of these twists is not only absolutely adorable, but we also fell in love with the stylized Retro Victory Roll. Another great thing is that the ends of the strands are not connected to anything, which makes them look natural.

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22. The black-violet Senegalese twist

When you construct your braids, you can choose two instead of one color. For example, you can go for the wonderful combination between your natural brunette and a wonderful midnight purple.

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23. The Jumbo Senegalese Twist

Here’s the trick to this beautiful almost lioness mane of a hair. The thinner and finer you weave your Senegalese phrases, the more of them you will have. Divide your hair into two parts and use the top to make a big braid. Braidception, anyone?

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24. Blonde and brown Senegalese twists

If you have fine or thin hair, you can mask it with differently colored extensions. The striking contrast between icy blondes and browns, for example, gives the impression that there is much more hair there.

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25. The short Senegalese twist

This is where your hair looks like if you do not use extensions for your Senegalese twists. It will be short and sweet, with simple cornrows and a medium bob length.

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26. The perfect lace knot

Have you ever seen a more perfect, if we can say, top node? Its beautiful shape and the lonely Senegalese twists that run along the side of the face lengthen the facial structure and make it appear thin and elegant.

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27. The chocolate Senegalese twist

No, they are not chocolate, though how great would that be? These Senegalese twists are actually chocolate brown and we love it. The dark cocoa bean color complements every skin tone.

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28. Blue Peekaboos

This cobalt blue tone is beautiful, and it’s a wonderful way to add a touch of color to your hair when your twists are black. Use any blue tint because the results are spectacular in every way.

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29. Cruella’s Senegalese twist

If Cruella DeVil lived at this age, she would surely have worn Senegalese phrases. She was pretty cool, you know? To copy their style, use two different colors of extensions and apply each for half your hair.

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30. The Faux Mohawk

Did you know that with the good old Senegalese note you can even create a false Mohawk? We bet you did not do it. If you color your front braids a different color than the others, you can turn them into a larger color and pull them over your head.

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31. The Caramel Blonde Senegalese Twist

If you want to copy that look, you’ll need to use caramel-colored extensions, retro hipster glasses, a cool patterned shirt, and of course, a nose ring.

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32. Dirty blonde and black

There are many blonde shades out there, but the dirty blonde has always had a special appeal. The perfect summer look must have at least a few strands in this shade. Do not you agree?

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33. stripes and patterns

This protective hairstyle is so versatile that you can literally do anything you want. Use two different colors for your twists and then a stylized crown over the red ones.

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34. The half-curled Senegalese twist

If you have curly hair, it is also possible for your braids to curl up, especially if you are not using extensions. If you have straight hair, but you like that look, you can always use your curling iron to create some waves.

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35. The Golden Band

To recreate this ingenious street look, tie your Senegalese embellishments in a high ponytail and use a golden band to beautify it. You can combine it with a crop top and a metal chain around the neck.

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36. The quiff

If you want to add a few inches to your size, this is a great trick. Tie your Senegalese twists to resemble an artificial quiff. Use as many bobby pins as you need to secure everything in place.

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37. The Rapunzel Senegalese twist

Rapunzel, throw your Senegalese twists! Maybe, just maybe, if your braids are long enough, you’ll find a handsome prince who can climb you up and rescue you from the tower, and start a nice love story.

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38. The fire-red Senegalese twist

Another unconventional color that you can try while braiding your hair is fire red. This cherry tone complements every skin tone and eye color you own.

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39. The massive Mohawk

Get ready to look everywhere with this absolutely outstanding hairstyle. Start spinning oversized Senegalese braids. The next step is to arrange them so that it looks like you have a Mohawk.

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40. The turban

Another amazing hairstyle that you can try is the turban style. It looks like you are wearing the famous headscarf that only consists of your natural locks. Opt for statement earrings and flawless make-up.

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41. The simple rope rotation

Here’s an incredibly simple but stylish way to wear your Senegalese twist hairstyle. Pick two or three braids from each side of the head and tie them together in a loose knot at the back of the head.

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42nd Senegalese Twist and Goddess Braids

Here’s a nice lady who took the protective hairstyle to a whole new level. She combined goddess braids at head height with the Senegalese twist for the length of her hair.

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43. The gray Senegalese twist

These twists are not only jumbo size, but also a nice shade of dirty gray. The result is absolutely breathtaking, because the color emphasizes your eyes and your skin tone. Red lipstick is a must, ladies!

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44. The simple upper knot

If one day you are too lazy to do something special to your hair, or if it’s a Monday morning, you just have to tie it to a big knot on your head.

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45. The Indigo Senegalese Twist

As for the unconventional hair colors, this indigo clay purple has risen sharply in recent years. Many celebrities have worn it, including Katy Perry Jessie J, Selena Gomez and Nicole Richie.

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46. ​​Mix and match

Here is another interesting mix. Simple parallel cornrows accented with silky curls and ending with our beloved Senegalese twist. They are not a wonderful ensemble.

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47. The Aqua Senegalese Twist

If you do not find any extensions in that color, you can always opt for the more traditional hair braiding. It’s cheating, yes, but it’s for a good cause – your beauty.

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48. shades of copper

These Senegalese twists start with a simple, brunette base. However, they also have some copper-colored, blonde and brown reflexes that give the color a creamy coffee.

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49. The pink Senegalese twist

If you love Lil ‘Kim and you want to get a bit of her mood in your eyes, then go for those dark pink Senegalese twists. Heavy eyebrows and a 90s lipstick with contoured contours are a must to complete this look.

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50. The Roman Senegalese Twist

We saved the best for last, we believe. Here is the Roman version of the Senegalese twist, adorned with a golden laurel branch embellishment, neatly perched on a well constructed chignon.

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