Monday, April 22, 2013

Marley/Havana Twists-- Great Protective Style!

I've been toying with the idea of a protective style for the longest, just didn't know exactly what I wanted. I was sooooo over doing my hair lol Last week I came across this style by the name of Havana Twists aka Marley Twists on Instagram, which are thick, chunky twists:


I thought these were perfect! Very natural looking and low maintenance needed. So of course I took to YouTube to find out how to do this style. I came across these videos that helped TREMENDOUSLY! 



Both of these ladies show the invisible roots method which yield a very natural look. Just today, the TSA lady in the airport asked me if it was all my hair! #WIN LOL :)

This process took me about 5 hours, I've never done anything like this on my own so I'm sure next time I'll have a better hang of it and will be able to get it done faster. I followed the process that these ladies used. I used 4 1/2 packs of 1B Beshe Marley braiding hair  that I got from the beauty supply store for $4.99/pack.

I washed my hair, applied Cantu Leave-In and Castor Oil as a heat protectant as I blow dried out my hair. I didn't blow dry it straight, just used the blow dryer on Medium setting to get my hair somewhat dry. 

I sectioned my hair in 4 parts to begin the twisting. On each small section I applied a moisturizer (Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk) and Eco Styler Olive Oil gel to help my hair blend in with the added hair. 

Here's my hair about halfway done:

And about 2 hours later, I was all done! 

I cut my ends because the hair was entirely too long! I had a problem with some of them unraveling so I burned the tips!

Last night, I slept with a satin scarf & placed the hair in a bun with a satin bonnet over it. I'm hoping these twists last me a good month, but we'll see...sometimes I get separation anxiety from my hair LOL

Let me know if you have any questions!





2 comments:

  1. Hey Paris,
    I tried this hair style for one week. I loved the products that you used and my hair felt so soft. It was my first time twisting Marley Braiding Hair with my own and I think I did an alright job. I had a problem with the twist unraveling too so I burned them and even cut them so that they looked more natural. Some people even thought they were my own. Thanks for the inspiration to try new things. I feel like hair is an art form and your should try to express yourself in many different styles.

    Janessa

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  2. What's the size of your length?

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