Senegalese Twists are a very popular hairstyle among women. It originated, as the name implies, in the West African nation of Senegal. Similar to other braids, the Senegalese Twist can last for many months and will make you stand apart from the rest.The Senegalese Twist is also known as a rope twist and is a protective style for Afro-textured hair. Protective style braids help promote healthy hair growth while protecting your own hair from damage that commonly occurs as a result from exposure to the environment, over manipulation, over-drying from heat styling and even daily styling habits. This protective hairstyle is a good choice for women who want to take a break from styling solutions that include heat and chemical ingredients.