Kinky Twists On A Tapered Cut


My Instagram will show that I love to switch my style up often. Once everyone gets "comfortable" seeing me in a particular style *BAM!* another change.  I was doing my usual lallygagging on Pinterest (shout out to all Pin addicts like me!) and I came across a few kinky twists styles but I needed to be able to make them work for my haircut. Currently, I am only shaving the lower part of my sides and the back to keep my hair blended. So, I have a lot of short pieces on the upper sides of my hair. To my surprise, I found an array of kinky twist styles on tapered cuts! Some of the ladies sides and back were longer than mine, and that gave me confidence.

I decided to style my own hair and the whole process took about 4 hours. I used 1 whole pack and a little more than half of the second pack of the Zury Dios Mali Braid Hair in colors 4/27/30. After I finished my hair, I added medium sized white perm rods to the end and dipped them in hot, almost boiling water for a curl at the ends. Initially, I finger coiled the hair on the sides and back of my cut but I didn't really like that look.  Instead, I took EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel, a Denman brush, and a scarf and gelled my hair down for a sleeker look. 



To style my twists, I pulled all of my hair to the front and began crossing small sections over other small sections to create a "weaving" pattern. I then took 2 or 3 pieces from each side and tied them together in a soft knot. Next, I took the hair that was now in my face and pinned the section in a "swoop" to the left side and left a few twists hanging down. This was simply a longer variation of the way I like to wear my natural hair. 

I did not film a tutorial on this style because there are already a bagillion styling videos about kinky twists. Youtube is your best resource to learn how to start your twists with a twist instead of a braid to make them look more natural.  


If you need tapered cut styling ideas, be sure to follow out my TAPERED Pinterest board! 






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