Short Natural Hairstyle: The Twist-out

Twist-out on short natural hair

Got short natural hair? Need a short natural hairstyle? No problem. Many women with short hair struggle to achieve certain hairstyles and often resort to using extensions for styling. Well, you don’t have to add extensions to get out of your boring wash n’ go routine. You can do a twist-out too. Keep reading to learn two techniques for achieving beautiful twist-outs on short natural hair.

TWist-out on Short Natural Hair
TWwst-out on Short Natural Hair by mynaturalsistas

General Tips/Considerations

  • The size of your parts will vary based on the length of your hair. The shorter your hair, the smaller the parts.
  • Be prepared to spend more time than those with longer hair. If you’re growing out your hair, this is good practise. Don’t give up. You’ll be doing twist-outs in just a few minutes if you keep practising.
  • If the ends of your hair are blunt and won’t stay twisted, create a bantu knot at the end of pin the ends onto your scalp to secure it.
  • Re the last point – using bantu knots create a more curly fro look with pinning can help to stretch out and lengthen your twist-out. Both methods can be used regardless of hair length.


TWIST-OUT METHOD 1 – Flat Twists

Flat Twist-out Tutorial
Flat Twist-out by @girlwithkinks

Pros –  This method is pretty quick and can be repeated nightly if desired.
         –  Works very well on very short hair.

Con – Results are not usually as defined as the individual twists (depending on your natural texture).

Learn how to do this type of twist-out by watching the tutorial below.

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TWIST-OUT METHOD 2 – Individual Twists

Twist-out on short natural hair
Twist-out on short natural hair by @jemy1415

Pro – This method tends to last a bit longer than flat twists (for me anyway).

Con – This method tends to take longer to create.


See the video below to learn how to do this simple twist-out method by watching one of the two videos below.

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