How to Rope Twist Natural Hair

Rope twists are another way of twisting your hair which leaves you with much tighter coils than your regular twists. They are quite easy to make and tend to last longer too. Rope twists when made with extensions are called Senegalese twists.

How to make: Rope twists

Want to achieve this easy protective style on natural hair? This tutorial by iknowlee will show you how to rope twist natural hair.

What you need

  1. Leave-in conditioner
  2. Styling gel
  3. Denman brush

Step 1: Moisturize your hair

how to do rope twists

  1. Start with freshly washed and deep conditioned hair.
  2. Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner to a small section of hair and detangle with a Denman brush.

Step 2: Make your rope twist

how to do rope twists
  1. Split that section into 2 equal parts.
  2. Start off by doing a regular twist and as you move down, wrap each part around your finger and 2-strand twist it. 
  3. Basically you are incorporating a finger coil and a 2-strand twist together. When you get to the end of the twist, wrap the ends around your fingers to create the coil at the bottom. 
  4. Once you release it, you will notice an elongated twist that replicates a rope.

Step 3: Repeat for other sections

how to do rope twists
  1. Repeat the same process for other sections of your hair. 
  2. When you are done, allow it to dry overnight and if you would like a twist out style, take down the twists for super defined spiral curls.
  3. Style as desired.