Friday, December 13, 2013

Havana Twists|Protective Style Files

I don't like to announce a challenge for fear of not being able to keep up with it. But I am trying to keep my hair in long-term protective styles for as long as I can or still interested. 

How to:
So we have here Havana Twists or chunky Twists. They were created with 4 packs of Marley hair. The strips were halved and I used three strips to create this size. I pulled the ends to get the tapered ends effect.  The extensions were installed invisibly and the twists were done using the Senegalese method, which means that, one piece of hair is twisted in the opposite direction, before being twisted with the other strand. I use this method because it is the only way by which my natural hair would blend with the extensions. The ends were dipped in hot water for a smooth finish.
That's it!



Maintenance:
No washing because my natural hair will shrink up in these extensions, and my hair would get tangled which will most likely lead to breakage. Besides, the extensions would look a hot mess after washing them.

Every other day, spray diluted ACV(keeps my ends tangle-free) and seal with coconut oil.

I hope to wear them for about  3 weeks or a month.


7 comments:

  1. I like this new layout. I can leave comments again. Im thinking of wearing havanna twists for the next 2-3weeks too. I washed mine twice when I had it and my hair didn't shrink up much or look too messy afterwards.I can't pull the ends of marley hair because it gets rough and messy. I'll try it again this time though.
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    1. Thank you!
      Wow! Good for you. I wish I could wash mine and not get tangles. Pulling the ends is really easy but you have to be careful not to loose too much hair. Maybe I should make a video.

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  2. How long did it take you to install your twists?

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    1. Due to life( work, family), I did these over the course of two days. But it takes about 6 to 7 hours. It depends on you, how fast you braid and other factors. If there are no distractions, then Maybe 4 hours total. Because the sections are big, it should not take a long time.

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  3. I saw this yesterday and immediately went in search of tutorials. It may be my very next style. I know what you mean about announcing a challenge. I often find that I'm unable to wear my protective style as long as I initially intended. I'm just too impatient :-(

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    1. Exactly.... So I quietly go about challenging myself.
      Did you find any tutorial that was helpful? They are very easy to do.

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    2. I did indeed. Yes, they are pretty much straight forward :-)

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