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15 Striking Big Twist Braids – Try These Trends

Along with braids, twists are preferred by women with kinky hair. Twists allow you to experiment with many styles and sport some completely different looks. Styles ranging from long and short hair, natural updos and down dos, knots and cornrows are all possible with twists. Big twists in particular, although not as flexible as thin ones, can still be styled and manage to create an amazing voluminous effect.

Here are 15 styles we’re presenting to show you how playing with the length, colors, and thickness of your twists can transform your style completely.


#1: Two-strand Twist Braids

big two strand twist braids

When it comes to protective hairstyles, two-strand twists are the easiest to make.

In fact, these are so easy to make that even a child can do them. All you need to do is divide your hair into thick sections then divide each section into two strands and wrap them around each other. It’s that simple. 


#2: Twists on Medium Hair

big twist braid for medium hair

With the simplicity of two-strand twist braids, they also perfectly suit medium-length hair. However, you just need to make the braids a bit smaller than usual since the length of your hair is quite limited. 

To keep the twists away from your face, try creating a half-up hairstyle by taking the two twists in the front and tying them together at the back of your hair. 


#3: Big to Skinny

long big twist braids

Take your long layered hair as a cue to make this unique big twist hairstyle! If your hair is thicker at the top and thinner at the bottom, it’s the perfect opportunity for your to create these big-to-skinny twists that will let you enjoy the best of both worlds. 


#4: Half Up Big Twist Braids

Half up big twist braids

Do you love how gorgeous your hair twists look but hate it when it gets in the way of your face? The half-up hairstyle is the most stylish solution to your dilemma. Bonus point: it’s also the best hairstyle for showing off your gorgeous earrings too!


#5: Double the Pigtails, Double the Fun

Big twist braids style


Can’t decide whether to put your pigtails up or down? For an ultra-fun and extremely unique look, why not do both? This unique hairstyle screams fun and exudes sexiness and confidence as well!


#6: Pitch Black Big Twisted Braids

young girl Pitch Black hairstyle

Black is known to be the king of colors, every accent of it is catchy and attractive. So with your big twist braids being pitch black, don’t resist the urge to walk with your head held up high!


#7: Mutual Conflict

girls favorite Mutual Conflict haircut

Create some cornrows on one side of your head and let the rest of your braid twists loose, all the way to the other side. This creates some liveliness by the dissimilarities of the style.


#8: Bordeaux Bob

 red color Bordeaux Bobhairstyle for women

Usually, big twist braids are more perceived on long hair. However, creating them with short hair extensions forms a more voluminous and urbane style. With a Bordeaux color, you can transform your look to a whole new level of sophistication.

Two Strand Twists


#9: Unicorn Big Twists

young girl favorite Unicorn Twists hairstyle

If you’re in a state where you’d like to give some unusual soft colors a try, then how about going for unicorn colors. These colors can be fused in several methods and ways to give a different look each time. Not to mention, the outstanding contrasting influence they create on your skin.


#10: Different Ombres, Different Styles

Try out different color shades in different styles to figure out what suits you best. As you can see in this image, your braid twists don’t have to be small to achieve such amazing looks, like top knots, buns, loose or pulled back hair, but they can be big as well.


#11: Twist Faux Hawk

big twist braided faux hawk


With big twists, you can create one of the most attractive faux hawks. After taking care of forming neat sides, try to oversize your twists from the top to the back to create a voluminous look that’ll speak for you without words.

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#12: Double Top Knot

black Double Top Knot hairstyle for girl

Unveil your fun side with a double top knot and set an amusing atmosphere everywhere you go. It can be created the same way as a single topknot but with parted hair and two top knots instead of one.

Nubian Twists


#13: Twisted Crown Braid

Nice Twisted Crown Braid for black little girl

With your big braids, create a twisted crown with your up-front hair to get a glamorous look. Add some silver strands and you’re all set for a special occasion.


#14: Purple Ombre

Purple Ombre with long twists

Even with your big twists let loose, you can still outshine others by simply choosing the right shade of hue. Dark purple is really impressive in the way that it looks brownish-black in the dark but generates an amazing sight when light falls over it.


#15: Massive Twist Bun

favorite Massive Twist Bun hairstyle you love

If you’re wondering how to shipshape your big twist braids, whether for a special occasion or a casual day, try creating a massive bun out of your strands. This style is usually fit for various occasions. Add some colored strands if you’d like to make your livelier.

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After seeing those styles, we hope at least you got an idea as to how glamourous big twists can look. Take a little bit of care of them and keep them moisturized so they’d last longer. And don’t be hesitant to try any style with twists, it doesn’t take much to uninstall them if you don’t like the look.