Meet Your New Favorite Hairstyle: The Passion Twist!

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Naturalistas everywhere are always looking for an easy-to-maintain hairdo that can both protect the hair and make it look beautiful. We’ve seen box braids, faux and Goddess locs, and cornrows, and now we’re ready for a new style.

Well, the search is over! Passion twists are the best thing to happen to natural hair since satin pillowcases. They combine effortlessness with an ultra-glam aesthetic that can be dressed up and down.

So what’s the deal about passion twists? Are they your new summer hairstyle?

What Are Passion Twists?

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At first glance, you might think you’re seeing faux locs! Well, if you’ve ever seen someone rocking Senegalese twists, you’re halfway through knowing what passion twists are.

Passion twists are two-strand twists woven with hair that has a water wave or curly texture instead of the kinky hair type used for Senegalese twists.

You can install passion twists by simply twisting them with the natural hair, securing them with rubber bands, or weaving them into cornrows for crochet passion twists.

Why Are Passion Twists a Good Protective Style?

The whole point of protective hairstyles is to minimize the damage your hair faces so you can retain length. Passion twists accomplish that by shielding your hair within the braids, making it less prone to breakage.

A passion-twist protective hairstyle can also prevent unnecessary tension on your scalp if you use the crochet method. Your hair length would be tucked away, and the passion twists would look like natural long hair.

How to Prepare Your Hair for Passion Twists

If you’re having your passion twists installed at a full-service hair salon, just show up, and the stylist should take care of you. If you’re tempted to go to a braider to cut costs, ensure you get there with freshly washed, conditioned, and detangled hair.

In case you want to install passion twists on your own hair, be prepared to spend at least 6 hours to achieve salon-like results.

How Many Packs of Hair Do You Need for Passion Twists?

Depending on how thick you want the finished passion twists to be, you can section the hair into small or large sections. The smaller the sections, the thicker the final style is, and the more hair you’ll need.

You probably need about 6 packs of Freetress Water Wave Hair for a medium-thickness passion twist.

How to Do the Passion Twist Hairstyle

For no-rubber-band passion twists, do the following:

  1. Start with freshly-washed and conditioned hair.
  2. Section your hair with a rattail comb, using claw clips to put the rest of the hair away.
  3. Break apart the passion twist braiding hair to fluff it.
  4. Take a piece of braiding hair and wrap it around the hair you sectioned off.
  5. Twist your natural hair around the lock and twist it securely.
  6. Continue with the process until all your passion twists are in place.
  7. Finish up by oiling your scalp to keep it moisturized.

How Long Do Passion Twists Last?

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Passion twists should last you between 6 and 8 weeks with proper maintenance.

And as with all twists, smaller-sized passion twists usually last longer than larger ones because they experience less friction. So if you prefer having bigger twists, be prepared to redo them more often.

How to Care for Your Passion Twists

Because of the light and airy nature of passion twists, they tend to frizz up more often than other braid hairstyles. That’s why wash days should be few and far between; about 10 days to 2 weeks apart is ideal for all sizes of passion twists.

Between washes, you should clarify your scalp by patting your roots using a cotton ball wetted with witch hazel every 6 to 7 days. This removes dirt, excessive oil, and product buildup.

For the twists, keep them shiny and your hair healthy by spraying them with a weightless shine spray. This can also prevent breakage by keeping the hair hydrated without excessive washing.

How Do You Know It’s Time to Remove Your Passion Twists?

Passion twists, especially ones not secured by a rubber band or crocheted in, have a tendency to unravel as they get old.

If you want to avoid the embarrassment of having a hair lock fall into your lap, keep an eye on them and take them out before they’ve overstayed their welcome.

How to Remove Your Passion Twists

To remove no-rubber-band passion twists, you can do so by untwisting them just like other styles that use the same technique.

  • Keep a rattail comb nearby
  • Be gentle with your head
  • Avoid excessive tugging

For rubber band passion twists, keep a small pair of scissors nearby in case you need to cut the rubber band to release the hair. Just be careful not to snip one of your hair strands.

For crochet passion twists, start by unraveling each of the curls and pulling the lockout of the cornrows. You can also cut the hair to pull it out easier.

What Hairstyles Can You Do With Passion Twist Hair?

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When it comes to hairstyles, the sky is the limit of what you can do with passion twists.

The beauty of passion twists is how boho-chic they look. However, they also have this glamorous side to them that shows when you dress them up.

Try a half-up, half-down hairstyle with your passion twists for an elegant yet sophisticated look. Add hair jewelry for some extra bling.

A passion twist high bun also looks wonderful with a pair of statement earrings.

Best of all, you can incorporate different colors of the braiding hair within your passion twists to bring a little fun to the mix.

To Wrap Up

Passion twists are a gorgeous new addition to your hairstyle roster. They combine the effortless cool of an It-girl with the sophistication of a lady.

If you want to install passion twists as a protective hairstyle, you certainly won’t regret it. Just be sure you’re taking good care of your hair and scalp health before it’s time to take them out.

4 thoughts on “Meet Your New Favorite Hairstyle: The Passion Twist!

  1. Where are you located. I’m in south Florida and do you have pictures of these passion twists?

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