35 Flat Twist Hairstyles
Flat twists are one of the most common ways to style natural and transitioning hair. There are countless ways to style flat twists and you can do them on both long hair and short hair. In fact, one of the best things about flat twists is their versatility: you can wear them as a protective style, style them into a cute updo, or unravel them for a twist out. Keep reading for more info on how to create flat twists, as well as 35 gorgeous flat twist styles to try on your own.
1How To Flat Twist
For the best results, start your flat twists on freshly washed, conditioned, and detangled hair. However, you can also flat twist hair that’s a few days old to refresh your style, just make sure your hair is moisturized and detangled first. Flat twists work best on natural hair but it’s also a great style for those transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair. Use a moisturizing styler like a curl cream, butter, or gel for your flat twists. Decide how large you want your flat twists to be and divide your hair into sections, working on one section at a time. Split the section you’re working on in two and begin twisting as close to the scalp as possible. Use your index finger to add hair from the section closest to the part into the twist and continue to do this as you work your way down the length of the hair. There are lots of video tutorials on YouTube that will help with visuals.
2Styling Flat Twists
Once you’ve completed your flat twists, allow them to dry completely. You can either air dry or use a hooded dryer or bonnet dryer to speed up drying time. You can then leave the twists intact if you’re going for a protective style or unravel them for a flat twist out. This method often results in great twist outs because the hair is twisted so close to the scalp and it’s easy to part the hair and create the twists in the direction you want them to fall. However, flat twists are a beautiful style all on their own. You can wear them as is or pin them up to create gorgeous updos and pin-up styles. Here are 35 flat twist hairstyles to inspire your next look.
3Chic Flat Twist Updo
This beautiful flat twist style is perfect for any special occasion. As a bonus, it also doubles as a great protective style, keeping your ends tucked away. To preserve this style, cover your hair with a satin bonnet or scarf at night.
4Flat Twist Out On Natural Hair
This gorgeous flat twist out is achieved by dividing the hair in half at the crown and flat twisting the section in front towards the front of the head and the section in the back towards the back of the head. Add Bantu knots at the ends of the twists for even more curl definition.
5High Flat Twist Bun
This chic, slightly off-center flat twist high bun is a great look for both formal occasions and daily wear. This style can be created with or without added braiding hair.
6Flat Twist Out on Stretched Hair
This pretty, partial flat twist out is done on stretched natural hair for a more elongated look. The flat twists in the front are left intact and pinned together while the twists in the back are unraveled to reveal beautiful stretched curls.
7Chic Flat Twist Pin Up Style
These beautiful flat twists are arranged so that they frame the perimeter of the head. The ends of the twists are pinned under to create a really chic style that you’re sure to love.
8Side-Swept Flat Twist Short Hair
This look is created by flat twisting the hair into a gorgeous side-swept style. This style is versatile and pretty and it also gives you the option to unravel the twists in front to reveal gorgeous curls.
9Chunky Flat Twist Updo
This unique style is created with chunky flat twists arranged in two directions. This is an eye-catching style that you won’t see everyday and it’s perfect for any occasion.
10Voluminous Flat Twist Out
These neat flat twists are unraveled to create a beautiful, voluminous twist out. Flat twists give you the ability to arrange your hair exactly the way you want it to fall before you set your style. Make your flat twists chunkier for more volume and smaller for more definition.
11Flat Twist on Short Natural Hair
Flat twists are a great way to style short natural hair. Use a pick to gently fluff and create more volume after you unravel your twists.
12Two Strand Flat Twist Updo With Twisted Bangs
This gorgeous style is created with horizontal flat twists and twisted bangs in the front. This is a great protective style that’s sophisticated and elegant.
13Flat Twist Half Halo
This intricate flat twist style frames the head beautifully in a half halo shape. This unique look is sure to turn heads wherever you go.
14Chunky Flat Twists
Chunky flat twists are a great way to show off this gorgeous reddish brown hair color. You can leave these twists as is or unravel them for a fabulous chunky twist out.
15Side-Swept Red Flat Twists
These flat twists are styled into a classic side sweep. This is a great way to show off this vibrant red hair color.
16Flat Twist French Roll
This flat twist french roll is a gorgeous way to style your hair if you want to keep your ends tucked away and protected.
17Flat Twist Out on Two Toned Hair
A flat twist out is the perfect way to show off this stunning two-toned color. Use a pick to gently fluff the curls and use bobby pins to pin up the sides for a quick, easy way to switch up the look.
18Flat Twist High Bun With Hair Rings
This beautiful style is created by flat twisting the hair towards the center of the head. The ends of the twists are arranged into a high bun and accessorized with silver hair rings. Use Marley hair to give this style a more protective quality.
19Flat Twist Side Sweep
For this style, most of the flat twists are unraveled to create beautiful, defined curls, but the ones on the side are left intact to create a gorgeous side sweep.
20Flat Twist Updo With Gold Beads
This pretty flat twisted updo is adorned with gold beads. Add as many or as few as you like to create a customized look.
21Flat Twist Updo With Bangs
This pretty flat twisted updo is perfect for any occasion and the twisted bangs add a finishing touch. You can leave them intact or undo them to create curly bangs.
22Low Bun Feed In Flat Twist with Weave
These beautiful feed-in flat twists are styled into a chic low bun. This is the perfect protective style for any time of the year.
23Simple Flat Twist Protective Style
This is a simple but pretty flat twist style for those who are constantly on the go. This look will effortlessly take you from the gym to the office to after work activities.
24Medium Sized Flat Twists
These medium sized twists are a great, simple way to style your hair. You can leave the twists intact and unravel them after a few days for a great twist out.
25Flat Twist Updo With Curls
This beautiful style combines curls and flat twists that are arranged into a bun in the center of the head. A few gold beads add the finishing touch to this gorgeous look.
26Curved Flat Twists
These flat twists curve towards the back of the head for a really striking look.
27Flat Twists And Curls
This gorgeous style combines two horizontal flat twists in the front with voluminous curls in the back for an absolutely beautiful final look.
28Curly Updo With Flat Twists
This pretty style is created by combining flat twists in the back and curls in the front. This is a great look for any occasion.
29Sleek Flat Twist Updo
These pretty flat twists are arranged into a gorgeous updo. This is a wonderful way to style your flat twists.
30Flat Twists With Middle Part
These flat twists are styled with a simple middle part giving them a really neat appearance. Tuck the ends away and secure with bobby pins to give this style a protective element.
31Intricate Flat Twist Updo
This gorgeous intricate flat twist updo is perfect for any formal occasion. This is a great way to show off the versatility of natural hair.
32Horizontal Flat Twists
These horizontal flat twists have a gorgeous, striking look that you don’t see every day, giving it a unique appeal.
33Multi Directional Flat Twist Updo
This beautiful flat twisted updo keeps your ends tucked away and protected and gives you an elegant, stylish look: a win-win.
34Ombre Flat Twist Updo
The highlight of this flat twisted updo is the blonde ombre color on the ends which give this style a really striking look.
35Flat Twist With Gold Beads
These gorgeous, sleek flat twists are adorned with gold beads. Adding accessories is a great way to add a personalized touch to any style.
36Angled Flat Twist Updo
This beautiful flat twisted updo creates a halo shape around the head with the help of strategically angled parts.
37Sleek Flat Twist Low Bun
This pretty flat twist style can be created with or without added braiding hair. Either way, you can never go wrong with a chic low bun.