Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Short Chunky Marley Twists/Havana-Like Twists with curled ends


 I am loving Marley hair these days. I wanted to try the trendy Havana Twists, and I did try but those things are just too bulky for my liking. They are ridiculously big. However, I love the look of big twists so I did something that looked similar.

I used  two packs of Janet's Collection Marley hair in 1B/33. The whole process took about 6 hours with plenty of breaks. The time spent preparing the extension is actually more than installing the extensions.

I used Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and raw Shea Butter to twist my hair. As a result of this, the extensions became very soft and fluffy to the touch.

I used the invisible method so that the twists would look like they grew out of my scalp.I sealed the ends by using feathered pieces of hair (How I prepare the extensions is included in the video for this style). Furthermore, I used the tiniest(dark blue in color) perm rods to curl my ends which were dipped into hot water.

I love these for one important reason:the parts are big. For fine hair, parting the hair too small can be damaging. The reason is that, when it's time to remove the extensions and a lot of shed hair has accumulated in that little section parted out, there is bound to be breakage. Again, the concept of "strength in numbers" is crucial to the length retention of fine hair.


Again, I will be keeping these for four weeks. I will not be washing them. I will be using the same method I used for the long Marley twists to maintain my hair.



25 comments:

  1. Looks really lovely! Do you have any back shots. I've been trying my hand at the invisible root business...it's been rough but I'm determined to get it, it takes like 15 minutes to get a twist that's secured enough

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    1. I really hope that my demonstration in the videos will help. Trust me girl, it is sooooo easy to do. The best way to learn is to twist your hair at the same time that you are watching the tutorial. The invisible method is so much safer on our hair than the braiding method. When I took my extensions out from the flat twist updo, they were so easy to take out. They just came right out effortlessly, whereas with the braiding method, shed hair gets tangled with the extensions, causing some breakage. There was no breakage with the invisible method plus the parts are big too.

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  2. These are absolutely lovely! Do you have any back shots? I've been trying my hand at the invisible root method once I saw that that's how you did your twists in your last style, but it's been really hard to get the twists secure and not loose, I'd love to see what you did--many youtube videos have just left me confused :-(

    Thanks for continuing to post your styles and your progress! You're an inspiration.

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    1. Hey Maffie,
      It was so hard to get a back shot but I will try again. I have a video which I have not even thought about editing so you will see the back view because I did the 360 spin...LOL
      But for you, I will try to speed things up. First up is the last style which is the Flat twist updo. Look for that by the weekend and thank you for your compliment.

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  3. These do look good. I actually do want to try the longer chunkier havanna twists. This is also a style to "file" away

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    1. Thank you! I know.. I just got tired of seeing the long havanna twists, so I opted for the shorter ones

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  4. Sis! These are GORG! You did an amazing job!

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  5. now that is so lovely and i hope to try them. Meanwhile I just discovered the joys of Marley hair and it is amazing how I can use it to enhance my spacey two stand twist styles even if it is just twisting a few pieces of marley hair to create bangs for the front while the back is in a twisted pinned updo.

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    1. Thanks! I agree. Once you can attach that marley hair to yours, the creativity with it is endless.

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  6. Wow, your hair looks great and I would love to try this look for my daughter. Is there a video I can watch?

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    1. Thank you:)
      No I don't have a video yet. I am really slow getting videos out because editing takes a long time. I just finished editing the one for the previous style so this one is next:)

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  7. Your hair looks fantastic! I can't seem to find the demonstation video.....is it on Youtube? Would love to try this look on my daughters hair.

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  8. i like this look on you. I think the size fits you well and the color complements your skin.

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  9. These are absolutely beautiful on you. I love the shorter length.

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  10. Hi, I still love this style! I finally feel brave enough to try it on my hair. I have never tried twisting extentions on my own hair before. Did you have another video showing how and where you started with this style? I not exactly sure where to start. Also, can I make them smaller? Not so chunky. Thanks. I love all your styles, Wanda.

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  11. Hi I still love this style after seeing it long ago. I finally feel brave enough to try it. I would like to know where to start on doing it....back or sides? Do you think it will work if I make them smaller? My hair has grown to about 5-6 inches since taking the picture. You post beautiful styles.Thanks, Wanda

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