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60 Passion Twists Hairstyles & How To Style Ideas For 2024

Passion twists are a two strand twist braided hairstyle that are done using water wave hair.

Passion Twists were created and debuted by the talented Miami hairstylist Kailyn Rogers alias The BohoBabe in 2018.

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.

Kailyn debuted a tutorial of the hairstyle on her Youtube channel.

The hairstyle gained traction fast and currently sits on over 1,000,000 uses on Instagram under #passiontwists. This means that over 1,000,000 people have rocked passion twists hairstyles from all over the world.

For this hairstyle, you’ll need

  1. Water wave hair.
  2. Black rubber bands.
  3. Shine n jam.
  4. Mousse.
  5. A rat tail comb.

Passion Twists Tutorial by the Original Creator

YouTube video

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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.

Edge control is used to lay the edges and bees wax to ensure that the hair blends in well with the water wave hair.

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.

YouTube video

Passion Twists Crotchet Method

In the crotchet method, the hair is braided into cornrows and the ready made Freetress hair is looped into the cornrow base repeatedly until the whole head is completely covered.

Watch the Youtube video below for a detailed visual.

YouTube video

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.

YouTube video

60 Passion Twists Hairstyles & How To Style 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.

long black passion twists
@slimreshae

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.

long black passion twists
@braidsaffair

3) Long passion twists in a middle part

When has a middle part hairstyle ever not looked good?

extra long passion twists
@nnennab

4) Waist length passion twists

The longer the passion twists, the better they look. We don’t make the rules.

long passion twists
@qthebraider

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.

thin passion twists
@braidsgang

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.

multi tone passion twists
@nneunfiltered

7) Passion twists by the original creator

Who else can do it better than the original creator of passion twists?

black and blonde passion twists
@kailynrogers

7) Mixed color passion twists

Experiment with different passion twists hair colors to stand out.

multi tone passion twists
@nneunfiltered

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.

blonde and black long passion twists
@braidsaffair

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.

brown and blonde passion twists
@nneunfiltered

10) Ombre passion twists

There’s something about ombre and mixed color braids that just works really well.

brown passion twists
@pinterest

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.

short passion twists
@nigerianbraids

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.

shoulder length passion twists
@jackiedoesmyhair

13) Short black passion twists

Short black passion twists look even better in an updo.

Short passion twists
@pinterest

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?

brown short passion twists
@hairbyjeleah

15) Half up half down brown passion twists

Passion twists in this shade of brown are just it.

short brown passion twists
@hairbyjeleah

16) Burgundy short passion twists

Burgundy everything- braids, locs, twists are simply not done enough. Link to this exact color.

short burgundy passion twists
@kimbriaskreations


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.

burgundy passion twists
@kimbriaskreations

19) Half up half down passion twists

Any shade of brown works just fine. Link to this hair color.

number 27 passion twists
@dadouhair

20) Ombre passion twists

An ombre mix always gets the job done. Link to this hair color.

ombre passion twists
@carranitac

21) Criss cross passion twists

The criss cross braids trend an be don e on passion twists too.

criss cross passion twists
@_mariamaaaaa_

22) Long passion twists

Go for 24 to 30 inch passion twists if you want them to be long.

long black passion twists
@locssoflove

23) Purple passion twists

Purple passion twists are a sure head turner. Link to this hair color.

purple passion twists
@reinedebeaute_naturalhair

24) Passion twists in a high bun

Throw half of your passion twists in a high bun for an effortless look.

long passion twists in a high bun
@treshonlyniece

25) Peekaboo passion twists

Add hints of color 613 and black passion twists hair for pops of color in your peekaboo look.

Peekaboo passion twists
@znubim

26) Medium & Short Passion Twists

Long or short passion twists? Can’t decide? Try long passion twists then go for short ones for your next look.

Long and short passion twists
@dadouhair

27) Bun Updo On Passion Twists

The peekaboo braids trend can be incorporated on passion twists too.

bun updo on peekaboo passion twists
@mikasstyles

28) Side Part Passion Twists

A side part look is a quick out the door style.

side part passion twists
@mikasstyles

29) Side Part Passion Twists

Freestyle parts add some extra spice to this look.

side part passion twists
@mikasstyles

30) Mid Back Passion Twists

A mid back length is the perfect medium.

mid back passion twists
@mikasstyles

31) Ombe Passion Twists

This 1b/30 ombre look is gorgeous.

ombre passion twists
@mikasstyles

32) Side Part Passion Twists

Passion twists are the perfect pairing for all your sun dresses during summer.

side part passion twists
@mikasstyles

33) Half Up Half Down Boho Passion Twists

A boho addition instantly elevates any hairstyle.

34) Criss Cross Passion Twists

Don’t want a boring middle or side part? Opt for criss cross rubber band sections at the front.

crisss cross passion twists

35) High Ponytail Passion Twists

A high ponytail and sleeked down baby hair seal this look.

high ponytail passion twists

36) Ginger Passion Twists

There’s something about matching your hair dye to your braiding hair that just does it for us.

Ginger passion twists

37) High Ponytail Passion Twists

Leave out a couple of pieces for a fun flirty look.

high ponytail passion twists

38) Side Part Ginger Passion Twists

Have we convinced you to dye your hair yet?

ginger passion twists

39) Side Part Passion Twists

Are you team middle part or side part?

40) Top Bun Peekaboo Passion Twists

Throw in some color 27 pieces in your color 33 passion twists for a cheeky peekaboo look.

41) Boho Passion Twists

These passion twists were started using the same method you use when doing invisible locs and we’re obsessed.

boho passion twists

42) Mixed Color Passion Twists

Mixed color passion twists look just as good as mixed color braids.

mixed color passion twists

43) Shoulder Length Passion Twists

Add some rubber bands at the ends of your short passion twists to prevent them from unraveling.

short passion tw

44) Middle Part Passion Twists

The thicker the passion twists the juicier they’ll look.

thick passion twists

45) Long Passion Twists

If you want a fuller look, opt for smaller parts.

long passion twists

46) Half Up Half Down Short Passion Twists

A half up half down look is fail proof.

half up half down short passion twists

47) Brown Passion Twists

Get color T1B/350 for this ombre look.

ombre passion twists

48) Passion Twists Bob

We love a good bob moment

Passion twists bob

49) Bob Passion Twists

The bobs have it!

bob short passion twists

50) Half Up Half Down Passion Twists

The nude makeup completes this look.

half up half down passion twists

51) Chocolate Brown Passion Twists

Oh we are in love with this color.

52) Half Up Half Down Passion Twists

Cute & simple.

half up half down passion twists

53) Medium Passion Twists

Not too big or too small.

Medium passion twists

54) Head Wrap Ponytail

Head wraps are gorgeous as an accessory on any hair style.

head wrap ponytail hair style

55) Side Part Passion Twists

Just gorgeous all round.

side part passion twists

56) Short Passion Twists

If your hair is too short to do mini twists on your natural hair, use passion twists hair to add some volume to your twists.

short passion twists

57) Long Passion Twists

30 inch hair should be your pick if you love long hair.

extra long passion twists

58) Ombré Passion Twists

We’re sold on ombre looks.

ombre passion twists

59) Short Passion Twists

Love this ombre look? Get it here.

short ombre passion twists

60) Peekaboo Passion Twists

A pop of color never hurt anyone.

Passion twists maintenance tips

  1. Clean your scalp using a dry shampoo and a cloth or cotton ball or use an apple cider vinegar hair rinse.
  2. 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.
  3. Use an anti itch scalp oil to prevent itching.
  4. Limit your use of hair oils to avoid oil and dirt build up.
  5. Redo/give your roots a touch up using shine n jam to make old passion twists look neat again.
  6. 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.

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