Passion twists were created by a stylist Kailyn Rogers (the boho babe) who wanted a hairstyle similar to goddess locs in less time. The secret to this hairstyle is wavy hair extensions as they give a curly texture when forming passion twists.
What hair is used for passion twists?
Passion twists are typically created using synthetic hair, which is often made from a type of plastic called kanekalon. This type of hair is versatile, easy to work with, and comes in a wide range of colors and textures. The hair is lightweight and smooth, it’s usually braided into the natural hair in small sections and twisted to create the passion twists.
Another type of hair that is commonly used for passion twists is Marley hair, which is made from a blend of synthetic and human hair. Marley hair is also lightweight and easy to work with, and it mimics the texture of natural Afro-Caribbean hair, it’s also a popular choice for passion twists.
It’s important to note that you should always use high-quality hair extensions for passion twists, as this will ensure that the twists look neat and professional. Using low-quality hair can result in twists that look frizzy or unkempt.
To be specific, the common hair used is the FreeTress water wave hair packs or the pre-twisted passion twists crochet hair packs. Based on the style and technique, you will need either the FreeTress water wave hair packs or the pre-twisted passion twists crochet hair packs.
What tools will I need to install passion twists?
Below is a list of some basic tools that you may need to install passion twists. The exact tools you will need depend on the method you choose to install the twists.
- Crochet needle
- Hair scissors
- Hair clips or bands
- Detangling comb or brush
- Comb for parting
- Hair gel or edge control
- Hair moisturizer or oil
- Water spray bottle
- Hair extension
- rubber bands
How many packs of hair do I need for passion twists?
The number of packs of hair needed for passion twists can vary depending on the desired fullness and length of the twists, as well as the thickness of the individual’s natural hair.
It is recommended to use 2-3 packs of hair for shoulder-length twists, and 3-4 packs of hair for twists that are waist-length or longer. These numbers also depend on the brand. Some brands pack quite alot of hair per pack while others less. So you may give consideration to that too.
If you will be using the Freetress water wave packs, for example, you will need about 6 to 10 packs depending on the density of your hair. For a crochet technique, you will need about 5-7 packs of pre-looped passion twists crochet hair, also depending on the density of your hair or size of head.
However, it’s worth noting that it is best to consult with a professional stylist, as they will be able to assess your hair and give you a more accurate estimate of how much hair you will need.
How Long Do Passion Twists Last?
The longevity of a passion twist hairstyle can vary depending on factors such as the individual’s hair type, the skill of the stylist, and the maintenance of the hairstyle. On average, passion twists can last anywhere from 4-8 weeks with proper care and maintenance. However, some people may find that their twists last for up to 12 weeks or longer.
3 ways to install passion twists in your natural hair
The crochet method is one of the most popular and fastest ways of installing passion twists. It involves using a crochet needle to attach the synthetic hair to the natural hair. This method is relatively easy to do, and it allows for a secure and long-lasting hold. It can be done in 3 ways.
The first way is braid smaller section of your natural hair first into individual braids. Crochet the pre-twisted passion twist into one of the plats and either fix your braided hair into the pre-twisted passion twist or braid a few inches and then twist with your hair.
The second way is the rubber band method, which involves using a crochet needle to attach the synthetic hair to the natural hair without braiding the hair first like it’s shown in this video below.
Or, take a small section of your natural hair and add a small amount of hair gel or edge control to smooth. Secure it tightly with a rubber band. After securing with a rubber band divide that section into two. Take a small section of synthetic hair and attach it to the small section of your natural hair and start twisting. Begin twisting the synthetic hair together with your natural hair. Make sure to twist the hair tightly, as this will help the twists to stay in place. Continue twisting the hair until you reach the ends, and then secure the ends with another rubber band. Repeat steps on all sections of your hair like it is demonstrated in the video below.
Note: Most people first deep the rubber bands in hair oil to make sure it does not tangle into the hair.
The third way is putting hair into cornrows or small plats and attaching them and then, attaching pre-twisted passion twist hair to your natural hair.
The twisting method involves simply twisting the synthetic hair together with the natural hair from the root. This is method provides a more secure hold for those with thick hair than those with thin hair.
The braiding method involves braiding the synthetic hair together with the natural hair, and then twisting the braids together to create the passion twists. This method is best for people with thinner natural hair, as the braids provide a more secure hold.
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