I never knew that such a simple hair style could be such a hit! I wore my hair in havana twists for 3 weeks and got TONS of compliments. This style is simple to achieve, even for those who can’t really braid (that would be ME!). It’s also very inexpensive with marley braid hair being available at around $5/pack.
What you need:
- 6 packs Marley/Kinky braid hair
- A loc butter/moisturizing product. I used My HoneyChild Honey Loc Love*
- Your HANDS!
*I like to use all natural products when doing protective styles that I plan on leaving in for extended periods, because I moisturize my hair throughout wearing the style and I want to avoid product buildup that I find happens quicker when I use moisturizing products with silicone.
I DID NOT BLOW DRY my hair. I try to avoid direct heat as much as possible, so I simply planned ahead for styling my hair. I washed and moisturized my hair with My Honey Child Type 4 Hair cream and then braided it down so I could wear a wig while I allowed it to air dry for one day. This served two purposes: it stretched out my hair and my hair was already sectioned, so it was easier for me to part my hair and ensure that I did the right size twists.
Overall the style took me about 4 hours to complete. And the Honey Loc Love gave my hair a nice soft shine, and smelled like hot fudge brownies. At one point I stopped to try to figure out who was baking brownies in my building and wondered why it smelled so good. Then I realized it was my hair.
I did NOT wash or get my hair wet while wearing this style. People have asked how I prevented my edges from puffing, I didn’t have that problem at all, because I didn’t get my hair wet and my hair was stretched prior to styling. I moisturized my hair by spritzing it with Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-In and when I took my hair down it was still soft and moisturized, I was tempted to not wash it and just style it again, but I know better.
To create the invisible root, so the twists look like they are your real hair, you simply entwine the marly into your real hair by twisting each side of the twist with your real hair before twisting it downward. Sound confusing right? Watch the video below for visual details.
If you try this style out post your pics in the comment section below! Upload button is below the “submit” button 🙂