Passion twists have taken the natural hair community by storm! They are a beautiful and protective hairstyle that can achieve by twisting your natural hair with extensions. If you want to try out passion twists but want to spend less money at a salon, you can easily do them at home with this step-by-step guide.
What you’ll need:
- Passion twist hair extensions
- Wide-tooth comb
- Rat-tail comb
- Hair clips
- Rubber bands
- Hair oil
- Hair scissors
Step 1: Prepare your natural hair
Before starting, ensure that your hair is clean and well-moisturized. Apply some hair oil to your scalp and hair to ensure it stays moisturized. Using a wide-tooth comb, gently detangle your hair to remove any knots or tangles.
Step 2: Divide your hair into sections
Divide your hair into small sections using your rat-tail comb. This will create it easier to work with and ensure you get all the parts. Clip the rest of your hair out of the way using hair clips.
Step 3: Twist the extensions
Take a section of the passion for twisting hair extensions and separate it into two equal parts. Twist the two parts around each other until they are fully twisted. You can turn it as tightly or as loosely as you prefer.
Step 4: Add the extensions to your natural hair
Take the twisted extension and fold it in half. Place the folded end of the extension at the root of your natural hair, and use your rat-tail comb to create a small hole. Pull the two loose ends of the extension through the hole, and tighten it by pulling gently on the two ends.
Step 5: Twist the passion twists
Take the two twisted extensions and your natural hair and twist them together. Keep twisting until you reach the end of the extension, then secure it with a rubber band.
Step 6: Repeat the process
Repeat the same process on each section of your hair until your entire head is covered in passion twists.
Step 7: Cut and style your passion twists
Once you have completed all the twists, you can trim the ends of the extensions to your desired length. You can also style your passion twists differently by creating a bun, ponytail, or half-up half-down hairstyle.
Tips for maintaining your passion twists:
- Keep your hair and scalp moisturized by applying hair oil regularly.
- Avoid using heavy products on your hair; they can weigh down the twists and make them look messy.
- Sleep with a satin bonnet or pillowcase to protect your passion twists while you sleep.
- Avoid getting your hair wet, as this can cause the twists to unravel. If you need to wash your hair, use a dry shampoo or co-wash instead.
- Keep your passion twists in for a short time. They should be removed after 4-6 weeks to avoid damaging your natural curly hair.
Passion twists are a great protective hairstyle that can be done at home with some practice. By following these simple steps and taking good care of your twists, you can enjoy a beautiful, low-maintenance hairstyle that keeps your natural hair healthy and strong.