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40 Passion Twists Hairstyles that are Pretty and Protective

What are passion twists?

While it’s rare to be able to trace a hairstyle to its exact origin, Kailyn Rogers, aka The Boho Babe, is actually credited with creating passion twists in 2018. Passion twists can best be described as a goddess approach to Senegalese twists, using Water Wave hair. And because they’re bohemian in nature, sleekness is not expected. As a matter of fact, texture and imperfections are embraced.

What kind of hair do you use for passion twists?

Freetress Water Wave is the go-to braiding hair for passion twists, however pre-twisted and looped passion twists, which are installed with a crochet latch hook, are ideal for those who prefer an already done for you approach.

Are passion twists good for natural hair?

Passion twists are a great protective style for natural hair, especially if you’re using the crochet installation method with pre-twisted hair. Working with the illusion braiding pattern means there’s no need to worry about leave outs, blending or ultimately damage, since you still have relatively easy access to your natural hair to clean, hydrate, and moisturize it as needed.

How do you care for your natural hair while wearing passion twists?

We can’t stress the importance of starting on freshly washed hair enough, as well as properly moisturizing and prepping the hair before braiding it into the base to install your passion twists. Because natural hair is already typically on the dry side, a good deep conditioning treatment beforehand can help to provide you with long-lasting hydration and much-needed protection against breakage.

Be sure to apply a heat protectant if you plan on blow drying to stretch your natural hair. Lastly, using a leave-in conditioner, nourishing twisting cream, and light oil, also known as the LCO Method, as you’re braiding, will help to lock in maximum moisture pre-installation.

If you have issues with itchiness or dandruff, while wearing passion twists, you can use an antiseptic oil, or one that contains tea tree and peppermint to soothe and lubricate your scalp. While we don’t recommend using cream-based products directly on your hair after installation, you can dilute them with warm water and spritz your natural hair daily, or just opt to use your favorite liquid leave-in conditioner to hydrate.

Avoid products with drying alcohols, sulfates, cones, mineral oil and petroleum/petrolatum.

Whenever your natural hair gets wet, either through washing, swimming or maintenance, always make sure it’s able to dry thoroughly so as not to become subject to matting and mildew, not to mention, create an environment where bacteria can breed.

How long do passion twists last?

As one of those hairstyles where a little frizz can work in your favor, passion twists tend to get better with time. Depending on how well you take care of them, which includes making sure to cover your hair with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet at night, the look can last up to 10 weeks.

We don’t however recommend any protective style be kept in for longer than 8 weeks, as that increases the likelihood of damaging your natural hair.

Without further ado, scroll down to see why we’re so passionate about passion twists. And if you want to check out some other twist hairstyles, then head this way instead.

40 Passion Twists Hairstyles You’ll Be Passionate About Too

1. Long Jumbo Passion Twists

Jumbo passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Big hair. Don’t care. These jumbo passion twists prove that sometimes more is more.

2. Sandy Brown Passion Twists

Black woman wearing long sandy brown passion twists

You just can’t miss with sun-kissed passion twists. Get your braiding hair here.

3. Half-Up Half-Down Short Passion Twists

Black woman wearing a half-up half-down short passion twists protective style
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Although longer lengths are more common, half-up half-down hairstyles clearly still look bomb on short chunky passion twists.

4. Peek-a-Boo Passion Twists

Peekaboo passion twists on a crochet wig capworn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Thanks to the use of an oval part crochet wig cap, this 30″ passion twists install took less than two hours, it’s undetectable and the peek-a-boo color is poppin’.

5. Light Brown Passion Twists with Bronde Highlights

Black woman wearing light brown passion twist with bronde highlights
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Bronde highlights took these lovely light brown passion twists up another notch.

6. Criss-Cross Rubber Band Passion Twists

Black woman wearing a half-up half-down criss-cross rubber band passion twists hairstyle
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The juxtaposition of the criss-cross rubber band style in the front, with passion twists in the back is pretty badass.

7. Passion Twists in a Jumbo Layered High Bun

Passion twists in a high layered bun worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Edgy and elegant, we’re loving this layered high bun, using pre-lopped passion twists.

8. Passion Twists with Deep Side Part

Black woman wearing medium length passion twists with a deep side part
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These may be standard passion twists, but they’re still stunning in their simplicity.

9. Passion Twists High Side Ponytail

Passion twists in a high side ponytail worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Gathering your passion twists into a high side ponytail, is a simple but playful switch from just letting them hang loose.

10. Berry Passion Twists

Black woman wearing long berry passion twists with gold cuffs

A surprisingly delightful complement to her skin tone, these vibrant waist length passion twists are berry nice.

11. Short Crochet Passion Twists Layered Bob

Short crochet passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with 4C natural hair
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Short, quick, chic and cheap what’s not to love about these 8″ passion twists?

12. Grey Blonde Passion Twists

Greyish blonde passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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A welcome change from some of the more common bold, blonde looks, this shade of grey lends a subtle sophistication we’re absolutely obsessed with.

13. Purple Passion Twists with Deep Side Part

Black woman wearing purple passion twists as a protective style
IG: @reinedebeaute_naturalhair

Very few can rock bright purple passion twists and actually pull it off. But for those who have the confidence, it’s quite the provocative look.

14. Half-Up Half-Down Mid-Length Passion Twists

Half-up half-down chunky medium length passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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For those who tend to gravitate toward natural looks, whether out of preference, or necessity for work, medium length passion twists in black or dark brown, will still let you come through with the understated slay.

15. Passion Twists Lob with Middle Part

Passion twists lob with a middle part worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Long enough to be versatile but without all of the fuss, this passion twists lob is fierce, feminine and flirty. Grab your braiding hair and check out the full tutorial below.

16. Short Passion Twists Blunt Bob

Black woman wearing a blunt passion twists bob hairstyle
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Passion twists in an adorable blunt bob are pretty hard to pass up.

17. Waist-Length Chunky Cinnamon Passion Twists

Black woman wearing waist length chunky cinnamon passion twists
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Whether you’re considering waist length and chunky, or smaller and multi-tonal, as you can see, there’s nothing basic or boring about brown passion twists.

18. Brown Multi-Tone Passion Twists

Black woman wearing brown multi-tone passion twists
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19. Long Distressed Passion Twists

Black woman wearing long distressed passion twists
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Over the top and exquisite, this ultra-long distressed look is irresistible.

20. Short Passion Twists Half-Up Messy Bun

Black woman wearing short passion twists in a half-up messy bun hairstyle
IG: @dadouhair

From black to caramel, a messy bun to a ponytail, you can slay your short passion twists in a haute half-up half-down hairstyle with bangs.

21. Short Caramel Passion Twists Half-Up with Bangs

Black woman wearing short caramel passion twists in a half-up half-down hairstyle with bangs
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22. Long Side-Swept Passion Twists

Long side-swept passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Simple and effortlessly sexy, there’s just something about long, side-swept passion twists.

23. Passion Twists in a High Bun and Head Wrap

Black woman wearing passion twists in a high bun with a head scarf as a protective style
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Not just for laying your edges, accessorize your passion twists high bun with a head scarf that complements your outfit, for a laidback, but oh so stylish look.

24. Medium Length Passion Twists with Autumn Tips

Medium length passion twists with auburn tips worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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It’s easy to see why we’ve FALLen for this autumn-tipped take on passion twists.

25. Two-Tone Passion Twists with Highlights and Curly Ends

Two-tone passion twists with highlights and curly ends worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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With the color concentrated on the curly ends and also used as highlights throughout this hairstyle, these passion twists are giving an ombre effect with a little extra flair.

26. Thigh Length Passion Twists with a Deep Side Part

Black woman wearing thigh length passion twists with a deep side part
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Featuring a deep side part and dramatic lengths, this passion twists look is literally perfection.

27. Three-Color Ombre Crochet Passion Twists

Three-color ombre crochet passion twists worn as a protective style on a Black woman with natural hair
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No hue is taboo. You can switch up your passion twists, thanks to the availability of colors from natural ombre to neon.

28. Faux Short Ombre Crochet Passion Twists

Faux short ombre crochet passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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The previous style with an additional twist, this faux layered look is a wonderful way to shake things up.

29. Short Ginger Passion Twist Pigtails

Short ginger passion twists pigtails worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Short auburn ginger passion twists are gathered into two pigtails with tendrils for an absolutely adorable look.

30. Partless Passion Twists Lob

Black woman wearing a partless passion twists lob
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This pretty, partless passion twists lob is simply lovely.

31. Pink and Blonde Passion Twists

Black woman wearing pink and blonde passion twists
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Pale pink and blonde passion twists came together to create this super girly combo that’s undeniably gorgeous.

32. Half-Up Half-Down Peek-a-Boo Passion Twists

Black woman wearing half-up half-down peekaboo passion twists with burgundy
IG: @dadouhair

A peek-a-boo pop of burgundy is all it took to elevate already pretty passion twists.

33. Long Burgundy Passion Twists

Long burgundy passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Vibrant without being overbearing, these red ombre pre-twisted passion bohemian twists are lit; not to mention, easy to install.

34. Grey Ombre Passion Twists Layered Bob

Grey ombre passion twists in a layered bob worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Styled in a lovely layered bob, ombre grey crochet passion twists are tempting, no matter your age.

35. Chestnut Passion Twists Half-Up Messy Bun

Black woman wearing chestnut passion twists half-up in a messy bun
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Like so many of the cutest crochet styles, this one starts with a half-up half-down illusion braid pattern.

But the best part is, that sis reused her passion twists from a previous look. And quite frankly, we stan any style where you can get this much bang for your buck and still have it look as fresh as the first time.

36. Jumbo Crochet Passion Twists Bob

Jumbo crochet passion twists bob worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Beyond being juicy, these jumbo crochet passion twists are beginner-friendly and just the DIY you should try if you’re new to this.

37. Short Berry Passion Twists Half-Up Bun

Short berry passion twists worn by a Black woman in a half-up half-down hairstyle
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Starting on bold natural hair that’s the same color as her braiding hair, resulted in a seamless, berry sweet and chic look.

38. Bronde Ombre Passion Twists

Black and brown ombre passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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Don’t let the name fool you. Majesty twists are just Boho Locs’ take on passion twists. Seen here in three colors, fading from dark roots, to a rich chocolate brown and finishing with a blonde/bronde hybrid, this chocolate crochet look is a must-try hairstyle.

39. Chunky Ombre Passion Twists

Chunky ombre passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
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These two tone chunky passion twists are truly ombre-lievable.

40. Chocolate Red Passion Twists

Black woman wearing chocolate red passion twists
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The perfect mix of brown and red hues, this passion twists hairstyle is…chef’s kiss.

From the ease of installation to the endless possibilities, it should be plain to see why passion twists are, hands down, one of our favorite hairstyles. The fact that they’re protective too just seals the deal.