Box Braids vs. Senegalese Twists

15 May

by Kweli Wright

There’s not that much of a difference between the two except for the fact that the braids are bulkier than the twists, which also means that the twists are more flexible to wear up in different hairstyles. And when it comes to removing the hair, the twists are definitely easier to unravel. If you’re considering giving your hair a break this coming sunny season, take a look at this gallery of braids and twists. I’m still on the fence, Which do you prefer?


Janet Jackson revisited her famous Poetic Justice braided style this year at Fashion Week in Milan.


Up and out of the way, these Senegalese twists are done in a bun.


Box braids in a French braid.


Twists pinned to the side.


Jada Pinkett Smith twisted her braids into a half Mohawk.


Half-up, half-down twists.


The longest of box braids are summertime fine.


Senegalese twists with a simple side-aprt.



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