flat twist pin up

It’s win­ter time and a per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to try pro­tec­tive styling as a means to retain mois­ture and pro­tect hair from harsh wind and cold. Vlog­ger MsVaughn presents us with a sim­ple flat twist pro­tec­tive style. Check it out:

What are your thoughts ladies? Would you rock this style?

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41 Comments on "Easy Protective Style: The Flat Twist Pin Up"

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I love this style, but I’m a lit­tle ner­vous that it may be to big in the front.… if there is such a thing as hair that’s too big :) I’m def­i­nite­ly going to try it! And the make­up is absolute­ly gor­geous!!!!!!


Love this style!.…will give it a try as my next hair style. Question??…what’s the name of the col­or lip­stick and brand your wear­ing in the video? It’s very nice.


EXACTLY what I was look­ing for. I attempt­ed to do a ver­sion of this and it didn’t…quite…work, but now that I’ve seen this tuto­r­i­al it is very clear what I was doing wrong. Can’t wait to try it this way!


yay just what i was look­ing for! whoop whoop!


Beau­ti­ful style.…what is your youtube name? I sure hope you have a make­up vid, that face is BEAT!


I wear this style pret­ty much every­day. It’s soo quick easy and pol­ished!


I’m so lov­ing this hair style..i didn’t try it yet but i will be doing it soon
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Can u give list of all the prod­ucts u used. I loved this style and want to give it try. I decid­ed to cut out the perms and dye and look­ing for some up to date styles. How long can u wear this style.


How long can you wear this style?


I wasn’t think­ing I could get into this at first because, as usu­al, the per­son has hair that is less thick and more straight than my own. But I actu­al­ly do think I can make this work.

The real ques­tion is: Tell us some more about how you beat that face hon­ey! She pulled that make­up right TOGETHER! Yas!


Wore this style to my grandfather’s funer­al. I received lots of com­pli­ments. Thanks BGLH and MsVaughn!

Liz G

This is a great style! I have already worn it to work and to social gath­er­ings and peo­ple love it.

Thanks for the inspi­ra­tion. God know I need­ed it for these cold months!


I love the style, but can we do away with the term “pro­tec­tive style”? What does that even mean any­way?

Thick Nigerian Hair

Just a ques­tion. Why would you request to stop using a term if you don’t even know what it means?


I’m not sure why instead of answer­ing you every­one just gave you a thumbs down.

But this is what pro­tec­tive styling is gen­er­al­ly known as:

Pro­tec­tive Styles – styles that require low manip­u­la­tion of the hair. Done to pro­tect the hair or give it a break from dai­ly styling and/or wear and tear. Can include weaves, braids, wigs, twists or even wear­ing a hat!


There is no such thing as pro­tec­tive hair style. What you call pro­tec­tive hair style is what black women have been doing to their hair for years. That is comb­ing their hair. Wash, crease then plait, twist, con­row, cockscrew, bun…if you go to the Caribbean, Africa and south Amer­i­can you see a bunch of folks still doing the same thing to their hair…to them that is basic hair care man­age­ment..
so sick of this pro­tec­tive hair BS…black hair is not that dif­fi­cult to care…wash…crease…plait.


Thanks for reply­ing. No one refers to a pony­tail or a braid as a “pro­tec­tive style”, it’s just a pony­tail, etc. The term just seems weird to me.


Most peo­ple don’t call a pony­tail or braid “Pro­tec­tive styling” because most don’t know of the term nor what it means. For African Amer­i­can nat­ur­al hair to grow and keep it’s length, pro­tec­tive styling is a great way to keep the ends from break­ing off. Most feel their hair can’t grow or won’t grow, but it is always grow­ing it’s just a mat­ter of hold­ing on to the ends. I hope a lot of peo­ple try to tuck those ends away :-) good luck every­one.


I’m am going to try this on my sene­galese twists today! In Love!

Michelle@Radiant Brown Beauty

Absolute­ly! This is real­ly cute. Already rocked it.…kinda :)

Tiff Dizzle

I think this is so cute… but my hair is not that long yet… maybe ill try adding my left over Mar­ley hair


I am going to try this style after I wash my hair tomor­row. Can’t wait!


I think it’s cute. my hair is not long enough to try it yet, though.


I just tried this style and it came out so cute! I’m not a great styler, so if I can do this any­one can. I was just at the end of my rope with my nat­ur­al hair and then I found this video. Thank you so much:)


Yup-will cer­tain­ly give this one a whirl!


her hair responds SO WELL to those prod­ucts !


Pop­pin’! I do a ver­sion of this already and need­ed some fresh inspi­ra­tion. Thanks for the vid!


After watch­ing this video, I tried this look and i love it !
This is roman­tic and chic style :)

Rachel Natalie

This style is real­ly nice, I need to try flat twist­ing.


I love this! I usu­al­ly rock a tuck and roll as a pro­tec­tive style, but I’ll try adding the bang.


Love it!!! I’m going to try the roll and tuck method since i’m not a great flat twister. I also think it would be great to throw in some extra mar­ley hair to give it some vol­ume!


I think I can cre­ate this look on my hair. It looks so easy! Does any­one think it will work for 4b hair?


I’m most­ly-4b and I do styles like this all the time. In fact these kinds of tuck-and-roll styles work very well for type 4’s assum­ing you have the length for them. If you have a lot of shrink­age sim­ply stretch the hair first using braids, twists, or band­ing. It doesn’t have to be straight; in fact it won’t look at good on straighter hair (IMO).


I think it depends on den­si­ty, shrink­age fac­tor, whether you have tiny coils or coil-less hair and above all, your styling skill lev­el. I’m 4c/b but my hair rebels against styling and I’m not very good at it any­way. I know I couldn’t achieve this as my hair is dense and tends to shrink when left loose. I’d leave it to 4as and those with low den­si­ty but those who are 4b/c and skilled will prob­a­bly be able to do it even with very dense hair. You could tuck and roll but its a dif­fer­ent effect.


Can’t wait to try this look! So hot!


OH! I love this!! My hair is a lit­tle on the thick side to han­dle only two flat twists.…but with fresh­ly washed and unbraid­ed after it dries hair, I might have a chance.


HOT, HOT, and more HOT!!!

Gayle Allen
I like it! I think I can do it on my hair, but it would have to be stretched real­ly well. Even when I do a twist out my hair as opposed to a wash and go would be too tan­g­ly just spritz a lit­tle water and brush. My ends clumps into coils which I leave alone; it would have to be spritz and detan­gled to smooth it out; maybe too much manip­u­la­tion for 3C/4A coily/crochet/frizzy hair. It might work bet­ter for my hair to do it from fresh washed and mois­tur­ized hair, or from a fresh twist out??? I’ve… Read more »

i just exper­i­ment­ed with flat twist­ing today. def­i­nite­ly gonna try it out dur­ing the sea­son.


i absolute­ly love it! it’s cute and sim­ple it’s per­fect for me as i still have no skills to style my hair

Lucumi Lady

LOVE this style. Gonna try it today.