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11 Natural Hair Flat Twist Styles to Try In 2020

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A flat twist out consists of partying your hair into cornrowed sections and flat twisting the hair before allowing them to set and unraveling them for your desired style.

The flat twist is considered to be one of the most protective hairstyles you can make with your natural hair and most especially if you are transitioning to natural hair. One of the most common hairstyles for transitioning and protecting natural hair curls are flats twists.

The flat twist styles naturally protect the hair by being a low maintenance hairstyle and protecting strands from moisture loss and also low maintenance hairstyles like a flat twist can help your hair grow.

Before choosing a simple flat twist hairstyle to make, you need to check out some of these amazing flat twist hairstyles that are becoming quite a trend in 2020.

How long do flat twists last?

The flat twist is probably the simplest hairstyles for natural hair, this hairstyle can last between 4 to 6 weeks and you can wash and shampoo without the need to untwist and re-twist them again.

Flat twist hairstyles can last up to 6 weeks before you would need to lose them especially if you are transitioning but during this period it is important you can keep your twist properly moisturized and your scalp clean.

If you plan to wear a flat twist for a long period, try not to make it too tight to prevent locking, 5 or even 6 weeks is pouching the limit but then if your hair can handle it then we say go for it.

How do you make a flat twist last?

Your flat twist will last between 4 to 6 weeks but how you treat it during this period will determine if it stays up to that and also if your curls stay healthy as well, a flat twist can be done at home yourself and below are simple methods you can apply to make it last.

  • Twist on 90% wet damp hair
  • Twist using a mixture of butter and gel
  • Coil the ends of your twist
  • Do not over separate the twist out
  • Avoid humectants and re-moisturization

Is it best to twist hair wet or dry?

Hair that is wet stretches more than hair that is dry however twist that is done on wet hair holds their shape extremely well and it has been found that the results of this tend to last longer but keep in mind that twisting on wet hair will give your hair a shrinking look but it will set well when dry.

11 Awesome Flat Twist Styles You Need To Try In 2020

1. Halo Updo

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Halo updo twist out is one of the best flat twist hairstyles in 2020, we love the chich calm look it gives the face and it’s also a low maintenance hairstyle that protects your curls, it’s simple and can be easily styled at home. A halo flat twist looks like a french braid but this time with a falt twist in place, this is best done on wet hair.

2. Low Buns

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Low bun flat twist is a gorgeous hairstyle that brings out the beauty of your curls, your strands are twisted upward to give you a low bun packing. This can only be done on wet hair and seems to turn out even more perfect on 4c and 4b natural hair, short natural hair can make this hairstyle too.

3. Halo Twist

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Halo twist takes more time than a normal twist most especially if your hair is quite long, it does last a long while though and might take a while to complete. To make this look turn out really great, you might want to have a professional make this for you.

4. Two Strand Twist Out

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Two strand twist out means you did have to lose the flat twist after making it giving you this awesome two strand twist. This hairstyle is becoming quite trend and we love the simple look it gives.

5. 2 In 1 Twisted Pigtail

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Just like a dutch braid can be done so does a flat twist.

6. Finger Twists

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Finger twist requires more of time too and your hair doesn’t have to be long to make this flat twist hairstyle.

7. Flat Twist Out Updo

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This one hairstyle naturalists are falling in love with, not only is it a classy hairstyle but you get to show off your curls.

8. Three Strand Twist Out

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This is another way a flat twist strand can be made, just like a two-strand twist, you can make a three-strand twist which is found to be even more fascinating and lasts a long while.

9. Braided Bang Twist Out

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Braided bang flat twist might be just the right hairstyle you need for your 4c natural hair, this hairstyle prevents your curls from folding or breaking.

10. Mohawk Twist Out

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Mohawk is one of the chicest hairstyles women are in love with and you can make it with your natural hair while keeping your curls healthy.

11. Nubian Twist Out

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2020 flat twist hairstyle won’t be complete without adding a Nubian flat twist to it, it is believed to help retain the hair length of natural hair while transitioning, make sure your hair is completely dry before making this flat twist and ensure to use a heat protectant if you plan to blow dry.


Flat twists are the perfect and neat ways you can add a new protective style to your hair repertoire, a flat twist can work well on both natural and relaxed textures.

Regular two strands flat twists which can hang loosely is usually the best for natural hair, the rest of the twist mentioned above can work wonderfully well on both natural and textured hair.

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