50 latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria that will make you look lovely in 2022

50 latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria that will make you look lovely in 2022

The latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria in 2022 are the best protective styles for women. They tuck in your hair and discourage tugging, pulling, and manipulation. Women love these hairstyles more because they boost hair growth in volume and length.

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50 latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria that will make you look lovely in 2022
Latest kinky hairstyles. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations, @arganafriquia, @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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The latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria in 2022 come in various designs, colours, textures, and lengths. Therefore, you can switch your lookup as many times as you please. Choose a kinky hairstyle that suits you best if your pocket allows it.

Latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria in 2022

Some Kinky hairstyles go with the wave, but most are here to stay because they are the perfect, comfortable, and economical choice for many women of colour. Nigeria has several hair brands for kinky braids, but the most popular ones are Naomi Boom, Darling SuperStar, X-pression, Kanekalon, Marley Hair, and Havana.

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Afro kinky hairstyles

If you hate spending hours every month or two weeks in the salon, these Afro kinky hairstyles will come in very handy. Most of these hairstyles last up to 4 months because they are installed using the crocheting and sewing method. Additionally, you can avoid braiding costs prices by making your hair on by yourself.

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1. Kinky Afro

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Kinky Afro. Photo: @africanhairstylesmagazine, @arganafriquia (modified by author)
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Someone can easily assume that this hairstyle is an Afro wig or natural hair. There are three ways of achieving this look, wear a wig, keep your natural hair, or get this style by crocheting kinky braids on your head. You will look lovely whichever way you choose to have it done.

2. Decorated and coloured kinky Afro

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Decorated and coloured kinky Afro. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Voluminous artificial Afros are the latest kinky bulk hairstyles in Nigeria. Comb it using wide-tooth combs. The style suits all African skin tones, children and adults. Since most women of colour with 4c hair cannot grow their hair past a certain length, the Afro kinky braids enable them to wear hairstyles resembling long natural hair.

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3. Woolly kinky Afro

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Woolly kinky Afro. Photo: @arganafriquia, @arganafriquia (modified by author)
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There are many ways of styling your artificial Afro and multiple colours, including brown, red, and blonde. People will hardly distinguish between your natural hair and the woolly kinky Afro. Instead of combing this hairstyle, pull it gently with your fingertips whenever it shrinks, then spray it with moisturizers.

4. Kinky Bantu knots

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Kinky Bantu knots. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Make Bantu knots by twisting or threading sections of your hair using the kinky braids. After that, make a knot out of each braided section. Finally, lay your edges and decorate your knots using cowrie shells if you have some.

5. Black and blonde curly kinky

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Black and blonde curly kinky. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Crotchet curly kinky braids onto your hair. Find out from your hair stylist brands that sell quality curly kinky brands and colours that will match your skin tone. You can also achieve this look by wetting your natural hair, applying curl cream in sections, and letting them air dry. Style your natural curly kinky however you want.

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6. Kinky bangs

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Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @africanhairstylesmagazine (modified by author)
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You can also make bangs out of your kinky afro braids. After crocheting the braids, gather some into a ponytail and pull it over the top of your head. Next, using your thumb, gather a thin section from the top of your ponytail. Finally, pull it over your forehead, cut it right above your eyebrows, and pin your fake bangs down.

7. Large-sized kinky ponytail with a side part

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Large-sized kinky ponytail with a side part. Photo: @debrah hair studio, @debrah hair studio (modified by author)
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The large-sized kinky ponytail with a side part is classy. The style looks more beautiful when you have permed hair. The Leave-in conditioner will keep your synthetic ponytail in excellent condition for three to four weeks.

8. Medium-sized kinky ponytail with a middle part

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Medium-sized kinky ponytail with a middle part. Photo: @debrah hair studio, @debrah hair studio (modified by author)
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Choose the side and middle part low ponytail hairstyle depending on your facial features. For instance, the side part looks great on a square, diamond, or heart-shaped face because it softens the jawline and cheekbones to create a balance. Meanwhile, the middle part compliments oval, round, diamond, or heart-shaped faces.

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9. Medium-sized Afro kinky high bun

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Medium-sized Afro kinky high bun. Photo: @debrah hair studio, @debrah hair studio (modified by author)
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The high bun is one of the best kinky styles. It suits women with medium length Afro hair. The hairdresser adds kinky braids to the middle of your head to create an extension, then twist it into a bun to create an illusion of long natural hair held in a bun.

10. Large-sized kinky high bun

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Large-sized kinky high bun. Photo: @naturalhairspirations
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The more kinky braids you use, the bigger the bun. Women love the Marley extension hair because it looks natural. The stylist can make an extension on your head using two ways. The first one is to crotchet the braids on the middle part of your hair, and the second is to braid it into your hair (halfway) and then twist the extension into a bun.

11. Mohawk-styled triple kinky buns

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Mohawk-styled triple kinky buns. Photo: @debrah hair studio, @debrah hair studio (modified by author)
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Make three buns the same way you make a single high bun using kinky braids. The mohawk-styled triple kinky buns are fantastic for ladies who want to do different things from the masses.

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12. Mohawk-styled kinky with twist strands

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Mohawk-styled kinky with twist strands. Photo: @naturalhairspirations
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Spice your mohawk kinky with twist strands on both sides of your head. Alternatively, substitute the twists with cornrows. You do not need long hair to achieve this look as long as you can afford kinky braids.

13. Classy kinky style

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Classy kinky style. Photo: @naturalhairspirations
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The classy kinky style is quite complicated for one to plait on themselves if they have no experience styling hair. Therefore, bring hair pins and two or three packets of long kinky braids to your hairstylist.

14. Twin kinky buns

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Twin kinky buns. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Revisit your childhood days by using fluffy kinky to create twin buns on your head. Take a few seconds to verify that the buns are tightly done to avoid walking around with loose buns. These cute hairstyles will also make your daughter's childhood quite memorable.

15. Styling kinky Afro with a headscarf

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Styling kinky Afro with a headscarf. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Styling kinky Afro with a headscarf prevents hair and the raids from constant pulling when tying them in buns and ponytails. In addition, the hairstyle will last for more than two weeks if you nicely tuck it inside the headscarf.

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16. Low bun Kinky Afro

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Low bun Kinky Afro. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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A low bun Afro is also among the latest kinky bulk hairstyles in Nigeria. It is perfect for weddings, late-night dinners and parties, especially if you are not keen on a fancy style. Generally, this style helps you hold up your hair after a short period of letting it breathe.

Short kinky braids hairstyles in Nigeria

Short kinky braids hairstyles in Nigeria are incredibly light and will always give you a fuller look whichever way you style to pick. Some need less than five minutes to style, while other hairstyles do not need styling. You can also repair and reuse the braids.

17. Short twists with cornrows

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Short twists with cornrows. Photo: @njee_thuku, @njee_thuku (modified by author)
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Braid cornrows halfway using braids or natural hair, then add twists to the rest of the head. The hairstyle is best for the office because of its length and neatness. You can add extra length to the twists to create a long-braids hairstyle.

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18. Afro kinky bob-braids

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Afro kinky bob-braids. Photo: @braidsforwomen, @debrah hair studio (modified by author)
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Your hairstylist will plait normal braids using kinky braids, then cut them short. Afro kinky bob style should be curvy and reach your cheekbones or shoulders. Beyond or below the standard length ruins the bob style.

19. Bob-styled kinky dreads

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Bob-styled kinky dreads. Photo: @naturalhairspirations
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Bob-styled kinky dreads are easy to plaid if you know how to twist braids on your hair. Cut the sections to your cheeks or shoulders. After that, bend the kinky strands using your hands and towards your face to create a curvy or dome shape.

20. Short twists

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Short twists. Photo: @returning2natural, @returning2natural (modified by author)
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This look is a simple yet chic style that resembles sister locs. The hairstyle is versatile for any personality and suitable for formal and informal settings. It is also low maintenance. Gently shake your head when styling to make the braids fall into place, and you are good to go.

21. Low manipulation style

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Low manipulation style. Photo: @returning2natural, @returning2natural, @returning2natural (modified by author)
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One of the biggest pitfalls of protective styling is that they need to be changed frequently. However, a low manipulation style like this one lasts a lot longer. Since it's already styled, it won't be subjected to the frequent touching that is the undoing of most styles.

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22. Super chunky twists

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Super chunky twists. Photo: @iiam_kat, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Super chunky twists are easy to make and allow you to change them as often as possible. You can continuously rock this style because you can always change the colours or mix them up conveniently.

23. Springy twists with red highlights

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Springy twists with red highlights. Photo: @amber.aunaturel, @kossys_galleria (modified by author)
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Are you wondering how to style short kinky twist braids? Go for those glamorous Afro kinky braids with golden brown highlights. These twists are mostly black with a few golden brown to elevate the look.

24. Mohawk twists and cornrows on the sides

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Mohawk twists and cornrows on the sides. Photo: @naturalhairspirations
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Break the norm and choose a colour that would otherwise not be the first choice for many. However, keep the style simple and almost neutral to the eye. Take care to style it in a manner that will show off your tresses.

25. Twist bun

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Twist bun. Photo: @unik_touch, @returning2natural (modified by author)
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Tying your kinky twists into a bun is stylish. A bun is a long-lasting protective short kinky hairstyle. The two-strand twist pin style keeps the hair looking fresh and glamorous. Ensure that you lay your edges.

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26. Faux locs

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Faux locs. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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The faux locs are among the best kinky wrap hairstyles and work excellently for ladies who do not want long twists falling on their backs. You have the liberty to style it in any way you want. The possibilities of styling are endless with these twists.

27. Updo twists with bangs

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Updo twists with bangs. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @hair.edgebeauty (modified by author)
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Try this style if you are looking for a unique way to hold Afro kinky braids. Hold all the twists in a bun, except two at the front. The two twists hanging over your forehead create the bangs. They create a flirty vibe and boot a lady's femininity.

28. Blonde distressed bob locs

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Blonde distressed bob locs. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Blonde distressed bob locs are an absolute stunner and the latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria in 2022. The style suits brave and adventurous ladies. You can style it into a bun with side bangs, have a side style that catches your fancy for the day or even hold it up in a ponytail with a side touch.

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29. Mohawk kinky with cornworms

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Mohawk kinky with cornworms. Photo: @EbonyHairPerfections
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If you work in a creative industry where certain excesses are permitted in your dressing code, then a haircut on the sides would be a pleasant change instead of the usual corn rows. If you are not keen on shaving the sides of your hair, then consider other Mohawk styles.

30. Black distressed bob locs

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Black distressed bob locs. Photo: @hairapystudio, @hairapystudio (modified by author)
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Black distressed bob locs are easy to do. You will never need a hairstylist once you learn how to make it. The strands are coarse enough to stick on your hair when twisting but soft on your skin. Additionally, the style saves you from making your natural hair every morning.

31. Kinky green twists and locs

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Kinky green twists and locs. Photo: @Bidex Elizabeth Idowu's Blog, @Susanne Levy (modified by author)
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Your hair will be the least of your worries if you create some time over the weekend to install kinky green twists and locs. Apart from the occasional moisturizing and regular spraying, you will be set for the day. You can braid your favourite colours at once if you like colourful hairstyles.

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32. Cornrows plus twists

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Twists with cornrows. Photo: @plush_naturalhair, @plush_naturalhair (modified by author)
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Cornrows plus twists combo will never go out of fashion. To achieve this kinki braid style, start with braiding the cornrows, then do the twists. Let the twists strands fall to your neck or hold them at the back of your head using a hair band.

33. Grey kinky twists

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Grey kinky twists. Photo: @styledby.bree, @Crystal Green (modified by author)
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Grey is another classic colour that you can never go wrong with. It is close to black and can be worn in formal and casual settings. Whatever you feel like, with this style, the options are endless.

Long kinky braids hairstyles in Nigeria

There are many brands for kinky hair extensions, including the Marley hair. The long kinky braids hairstyles in Nigeria are always classy. The hairstylist adds strands at the bottom while twisting to achieve the extra-long strands. They can use strands of different colours to create versatile kinky hair designs.

34. Long Afro ponytail

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Long Afro ponytail. Photo: @braidsforwomen, @debrah hair studio (modified by author)
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Get the modern long Afro ponytail if you want to do something outside the norm. Create a high bun, braid the ponytail and let it fall backwards or in front of your shoulder. Add bands alongside the ponytail to create a bumpy feel and appearance.

35. Tailbone-length kinky locks

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Tailbone-length kinky locks. Photo: @debrah hair studio, @debrah hair studio (modified by author)
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Tailbone-length kinky locks are among the easiest hairstyles to maintain and style if you will not be spending most of your time in hot and wet places. Additionally, avoid dusty places so that the hairstyle lasts longer.

36. Half updo kinky twist style

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Half updo kinky twist style. Photo: @kristalssalonsquared, @kristalssalonsquared (modified by author)
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The half updo kinky twist is among the best hair twist styles for vacations. Although maintaining the bun requires your attention, this beautiful hairstyle's appearance is worth it. Therefore, go for it whenever you want it.

37. Jet black twists

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Jet black twists. Photo: @tressesandall, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Start with the side or middle-part style if you are new to the black jet twist because black is a safe colour for all skin tones. Some brands call them the pre-stretched braids. Once you are more confident with your new look, start experimenting with other colours that accentuate your face.

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38. Crotchet kinky locs

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Crotchet kinky locs. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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These locs are installed using the crotchet method instead of the normal methods. The crotchet method lasts longer than the other braiding methods. If you consider yourself a woman with an edge, then this is the look you want to go for.

39. Crotchet kinky box braids

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Crotchet kinky box braids. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Wash your crotchet kinky box braids in lukewarm water, air dry, moisturize and keep them in an aerated place for future use. These unique kinky braids never go to waste and can be reused thrice.

40. Crochet twist locs

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Crochet twist locs. Photo: @naturalhairspirations, @naturalhairspirations (modified by author)
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Crochet twist locs are among the latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria in 2022 and the most effortless Afro-twist styles you could ever come across. Follow the simple rolling, tucking, and pining process to install them on your head.

41. Havana twists

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Havana twists. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Havana twists are ideal for ladies with busy schedules. Choose whatever length you want from the shoulders to the tailbone. Ideally, buy ready-made crochet twists for your hair to fasten the installation process.

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42. Blonde and brown distressed locs

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Blonde and brown distressed locs. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Long distressed locs are ideal for busy homemakers, career women, and college girls. You may not have much time to do her hair, but that should not be an excuse to have bad hair days from Monday to Monday. The neatly done distressed locs only need some hairspray.

43. Black kinky twists with brown ends

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Black kinky twists with brown ends. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Black kinky twists with brown ends are easy to plait. The two-strand twists are made of different kinky braids. Take a section of your hair and start twisting the black strands. Fix the brown ones somewhere at the centre and keep twisting to the end.

44. Black fluffy kinky

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Black fluffy kinky. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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This fluffy kinky style is the best for someone who adores long braids and locs but does not want real dreadlocks. You can have it done with several colours or stick to one colour. You can also let it down or hold it up.

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45. Ombre kinky locs

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Ombre kinky locs. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Ombre kinky locs are toned down for formal events but will still get those heads turning and eyes gazing at you. Like the other hairstyles, these curly locs are lightweight and the easiest to style and maintain.

46. Grey distressed kinky locs

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Grey distressed kinky locs. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Grey distressed kinky locs are among the most classic styles because they are versatile and complement all skin tones. Make them more glamorous by tying a scarf that matches your clothes.

47. Pink temporary locs

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Pink temporary locs. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Pink temporary locs match almost all plain-coloured attires and accessories. They are the best for grabbing attention if you love being in the spotlight. Give them proper maintenance and watch them glow for more than a month.

48. Passion twists

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Passion twists. Photo: @bammby.stylez, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Passion twists with cornrows at the front suit a woman who feels bothered when hair flows to her face. Since it is one of the quickest hairdos, grab several passion twist hair packs from a local store and visit your trusted hairstylist when you get time.

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49. Customized Nyako locs

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Customized Nyako locs. Photo: @stylesbysmyley, @stylesbysmyley (modified by author)
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Customized Nyako locs are similar to faux locs because both styles are made from fluffy kinky braids. The only difference is that faux locs feel rigid when you gently press them with your fingers tips while Nyako locs have a spongy feel.

50. Blue Jumbo braids

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Blue Jumbo braids. Photo: @beautifulbraidsofcolour, @phenomenalrose_styles (modified by author)
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These jumbo braids are the way to go if you are looking for a wow factor. The electric blue will turn heads in your direction. Styling these long jumbo braids is also easy since they are low maintenance.

The latest kinky hairstyles in Nigeria in 2022 suit you best if you want to slay but also cut almost half of your salon budget. Match these hairstyles with matching clothes and shoes, and you are good to go.

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