Dating back to as early as 3000 BC, Black creatives and hair stylists everywhere are determined to keep reinventing the wheel to ensure that different types of braids will be enjoyed by many for years to come.
This is no different for Passion Twists.
Passion Twists were created and debuted by the talented Miami hairstylist Kailyn Rogers alias The BohoBabe in 2018.
Kailyn debuted a tutorial of the hairstyle on her Youtube channel.
The hairstyle gained traction fast and currently sits on over 828,000 uses on Instagram under #passiontwists. This means that over 800,000 people have rocked passion twists hairstyles from all over the world.
For this hairstyle, you’ll need
Passion Twists Tutorial by the Original Creator
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What are passion twists?
Passion twists are a Senegalese twists look alike that are braided using the 2 strand twist method using water wave hair to give them a bouncy and almost unraveled like look.
How long do passion twists last?
Passion twists can last for up to 2 months with proper maintenance in place.
What hair do you use to do Passion twists?
Passion twists are done using the Freetress Water Wave braiding hair.
Are passion twists bad for your hair?
No. Passion twists are a protective hairstyle. Protective hairstyles promote hair growth since the hair is left undisturbed for a period of time.
Can you get passion twists wet?
Yes. Passion twists are a water friendly hairstyle, simply co-wash the hair afterwards and apply some mousse.
How many packs of hair do I need for passion twists?
Depending on the length and volume you’re going for 7 to 8 packs of water wave hair should be enough.
Passion Twists Installation Methods
Passion twists can be installed manually or through the crotchet method.
In both, the hair is washed, stretched or straightened and sectioned into small or big parts depending on your preferred size.
Passion twists no rubber band method
After sectioning the hair, divide it into two parts and take your water wave hair and stretch it out.
Use your finger and run it through the hair to unravel the curls a bit.
Hold the two sectioned parts together and use the water wave hair to twist the hair using your own hair.
Twist the water wave hair with your hair until you have a firmly formed twist.
Repeat the same method on the other side and then twist both parts together until you get to the bottom.
For a detailed visual, check out the Youtube video below.
Passion Twists Crotchet Method
Watch the Youtube video below for a detailed visual.
Passion twists rubber band method
In the rubber band method, the hair is sectioned and secured at the root using rubber bands.
Note– To avoid breakage, rub avocado oil on the rubber bands.
Take your crotchet needle and loop the water wave hair through the rubber band section.
Pull the looped hair on one side and twist both the freetress or lulutress hair with your own hair.
If you like the tightly twisted passion twists, twist your hair tightly all the way to the bottom.
If you prefer the loose curl pattern, use that instead.
For a detailed visual, refer to the video down below.
25 Passion Twists Hairstyles & Ideas
Passion twists come in a lot of different sizes, lengths and even colors.
We hand selected some of our favorite Passion twist looks to inspire your next hairstyle.
1) Long black Passion Twists
The longer the passion twists, the better they’ll look.
Opt for passion twists that go past your shoulders or your waist if you love long braids.
2) Half up half down passion twists
Tie half of your passion twists at the back of your head using a scrunchie and let the rest lie down your back and some at the front for a simple yet elegant look.
3) Long passion twists in a middle part
When has a middle part hairstyle ever not looked good?
4) Waist length passion twists
The longer the passion twists, the better they look. We don’t make the rules.
5) Small passion twists
Your passion twists don’t have to be big. Ask your stylist to use very little braiding hair to achieve this look.
6) Multi tone Passion Twists
Passion twists come in different toned colors.
Multi tone passion twists can be achieved using different mixtures of freetress hair or individually colored hair.
Use a mixture of different colors in a single braid or mix them in different parts of your head.
7) Passion twists by the original creator
Who else can do it better than the original creator of passion twists?
7) Mixed color passion twists
Experiment with different passion twists hair colors to stand out.
8) Passion twists in a bun
Put your passion twists in this front bun and let the rest of the hair lie loose on your shoulders and back for a photoshoot ready moment.
9) Half up half down passion twists
Throw your passion twists in a half up half down hairstyle with two braids left out at the front.
10) Ombre passion twists
There’s something about ombre and mixed color braids that just works really well.
Short Passion Twists
If you don’t like long hair, opt for short passion twists and style them in a bun or let then lie freely on your shoulders.
11) Half cornrows half passion twists
Opt for a half cornrows half short passion twists look if you want to stand out.
12) Side swoop short passion twists
Put your passion twists in a slide swoop after laying your baby hair using hair gel for an effortless look.
13) Short black passion twists
Short black passion twists look even better in an updo.
14) Brown short passion twists
Black might be the popular/go to passion twists color but passion twists hair comes in many colors.
How gorgeous do these brown short passion twists look?
15) Half up half down brown passion twists
Passion twists in this shade of brown are just it.
16) Burgundy short passion twists
Burgundy everything- braids, locs, twists are simply not done enough. Link to this exact color.
17) Burgundy passion twists in a half up half down bun
Throw some of you passion twists in a bun and let the rest lie loose.
19) Half up half down passion twists
Any shade of brown works just fine. Link to this hair color.
20) Ombre passion twists
An ombre mix always gets the job done. Link to this hair color.
21) Criss cross passion twists
The criss cross braids trend an be don e on passion twists too.
22) Long passion twists
Go for 24 to 30 inch passion twists if you want them to be long.
23) Purple passion twists
Purple passion twists are a sure head turner. Link to this hair color.
24) Passion twists in a high bun
Throw half of your passion twists in a high bun for an effortless look.
25) Mixed color passion twists
Mix 613, silver and black passion twists hair for pops of color.
Passion twists maintenance tips
- Clean your scalp using a dry shampoo and a cloth or cotton ball or use an apple cider vinegar hair rinse.
- Alternatively you can also wash your hair like you would if you didn’t have braids. Step 1 is however recommend to prevent the hair from unraveling.
- Use an anti itch scalp oil to prevent itching.
- Limit your use of hair oils to avoid oil and dirt build up.
- Redo/give your roots a touch up using shine n jam to make old passion twists look neat again.
- Wrap your hair in a silk scarf or bonnet at night.
Passion twists are an easy, simple and quick protective hairstyle for when you don’t want to spend hours on a stylist’s seat or DIY’ing them.
From long to short passion twists, this hairstyle remains a fan favourite for many braided hair lovers including us.
Check out our Pinterest page for more passion twists hairstyles.