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Senegalese twists: The protective style you NEED to try

18 September 2018
Senegalese twists: The protective style you NEED to try : woman with thick twisted braids
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This popular braid style goes by many names: Havana twists, Marley twists, twist braids or jumbo rope twists. But one thing we can all agree on – it’s one of the best and most stylish protective styles to wear. When your hair needs a break from processing, this quick alternative to conventional braids is what we turn to. Here’s how to get it done.

Senegalese twists: The protective style you NEED to try : twisted braid with black and blonde

What you’ll need:

Metal tail comb
Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-In Conditioner  
Hairpieces (length and colour of your choosing)


Step 1

Begin by working some of the 25 Miracle Milk treatment into your hair and getting as close as you can to your roots.

Step 2

Next, use the metal tail comb to section your entire head of hair into parts depending on how many twists you want. The more sections there are, the more twists can be installed.

Step 3

Once all your hair is sectioned, begin with one section and divide it in half so you’re left with two pieces of hair in that section.

Step 4

Next comes installing the hairpiece.  Hold the hairpiece horizontally against the two pieces of divided hair. Then twist each strand of your hair into the hairpiece by twisting one strand to the left side of the hairpiece and the other strand to the right side. 

Step 5

Work slowly down the hairpiece as you twist so each ring is tight, and the size of each ring stays consistent. Don’t stop twisting until you reach the very tail of the hairpiece. The tighter the twists are, the less likely they are to unravel. 

Step 6

Repeat Steps 1 to 5 with your other hair sections.

Step 7

End off your twists with the 25 Miracle Milk again, spraying as close as possible to your scalp, for added moisture.


It may take a little practice, but this look is actually pretty time-saving once you get the hang of it! Senegalese twists aren’t just a protective style for your hair, they’re a red-hot trend at the moment, too. Don’t be shy to accessorise and try some of the elaborate variations popularised on social media.

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