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Havana & Marley Twists Nine Easy to Follow Step-by-Step For Beginners

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The Havana and Marley twists can be frightening if you've never done them before, but even though they are time-consuming, the twists themselves are easy to do. Once you pick out the best extensions, all you need to do is twist them into your hair. When done adequately, this style can last for at least a month or two with the proper care.

Marley twists are created with a particular type of hair extension so, when you go to purchase the good quality extensions make sure to look for hair package labeled for this hairstyle since they will usually come in pre-measured sections, which can make the styling process much more accessible and smoother.


Most busy celebrities and working mothers have to limit their time wisely; the Havana & Marley twist hairstyle is an efficient way to assist limit the time spent styling the hair. It also helps African American female’s hair stand out in a crowd. The Havana & Marley twist is the latest African American hair trend that is very high profile. It can be seen worn by celebrities like Keyshia Cole, Solange, and Beyoncé. The Havana twists and the Marley braid twists are similar to each other.


What are the difference in the Havana Twist and the Marley twists? The difference in the Havana twists and the Marley twists is most of the Havana twists are bigger and thicker twists. Although both styles can be similar and can be used with an ideal root method, the price of the hair is different as well. The Havana hair cost more per pack of hair than the Marley twist braids. To twist the Havana twists it take bigger parts and two additional pieces of hair to twist than the Marley twist braids.

Havana Twists Vs Marley Twists


How Havana & Marley Twists can be a convenient for busy celebrity and working mothers

Havana & Marley Twists have been offering much convenient for busy celebrities and working mothers with a fresh take on hair twists for quite some times. However, before you fork over any amount of cash for new extensions, it best to do your homework to know what you are getting or use this guide to help you decide which one is perfect for you.

To assist a working mother with a girl child whom hair will need to be well groomed every day, a beautiful Marley hair twists style will do the trick. Mostly down and a small section in an up-dos will allow any girl child to have a formal look while still maintaining a beautiful look.


For a busy celebrity who work long hours with limited time to herself, the Havana twists can be a big convenient and will salute a busy celebrity taste. These mid-sized bun twists are genuinely a head turner. The style comes with a gorgeous up-dos twist with a bun in the back of the head that will require limiting attention.The average Havana style needs about three to five packs of hair extensions to achieve the thick tresses. However, the method you chose or some thick tresses you want could also play a role to how much hair needs to add to your own hair. A lovely beautiful up bun does in the picture to the side typically last from four to five weeks. However, make sure you tie the hair up at night to maintain the look and do not leave in the past five weeks to prevent breakage to the hair, especially to the edges.

Long Thick Havana Twists


Women can choose to wear their hair long, thick, medium or short. Also, their hair can be relaxed or natural, not only is the Havana twist hairstyle a solution to females who love to exercise regularly to stay in shape. It is also an answer for African American women who like to swim on a beautiful sunny day and still keep their hair looking great. If you are a female who love the full look, the looser the twist, the most robust the twist look. The Havana & Marley twist is effortless to do therefore it can be done by you at home, or you can go to a salon, whichever makes you feel most comfortable is best to do.


For African American females who want their hair to look great but not good at creating hairstyles on their own. The Havana twist hairstyle is easy to manage and a durable hairstyle that will leave a resilient, lasting impression and comfortable to sleep on without worrying about your hair for months. You can still shampoo, conditioning as well as daily care for your hair and bring uniqueness to the hair with style. They are simple to maintain and can be put in a different style like cornrows, an elegant bang style, pin up twist in a low bun, twists with accessories or a simple ponytail.

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Some females like long twist braid because the more extended the twists, the more they can have an impressive ending style. It also can be a beautiful expression of the African American culture. Selected females like great thick twists that are a western world version of an African American look. Many women like shoulder-length twists because of its beautiful style. This hairstyle is an elegant touch with side-swept bangs and looks fantastic on women over fifty. Below are nine step-by-step on how to begin Havana twist braiding the hair.


Step One Begin by shampooing and conditioning all the dirt from the hair. Then towel dry and comb as well as detangle the hair. Next, make sure you have purchased the hair of your choice. A bag of Havana twist braid ordinarily cost $12.99 per pack while the Marley typically cost $6.99 to $8.99 per pack

Step Two Next begin Part off a section of the hair at the hairline. Continue parting from the hairline either down the middle of the head going back to the neck or from the side of the head going back to the neck. I suggest using the end of a rat-tail comb; it does a neat part


Step Three Neatly part off a small section of the hair beginning at the hairline. From the small section, you part start dividing it into two parts equal as possible.

Step Four Take the synthetic hair and section off the part hair so that you have three sections for braiding. Then begin twisting the synthetic hair with the part of the hair that you parted.

Long corn role twist style


Step Five Continue wrapping the hair and as you twist gently combine hair from the parted section with the synthetic hair.

Step Six Now you want to secure the twist by making sure you have connected the long or short strand of your hair with the synthetic hair.

Step Seven Twist the part hair and the synthetic hair together and roll the end between the fingers and twist to the end until the twist is complete.

Step Eight: Repeat step one through seven over and over until the entire head is complete.

Step Nine Decide upon the hairstyle to wear. Pin up and design with small butterfly clips which is a child style, you can leave shoulder-length, long, corn-role, etc.


Five Tips How to Care and Maintain the Twists Braids to Remain Elegant

  • Make sure to protect your twists by sleeping with a satin Bonnet or if you cannot keep one on your head sleep on a satin pillowcase. To make sure your edges and twists look fresh and the scalp is not dry it best to invest in both, the satin pillowcase and bonnet.
  • When styling your hair in an up style do not pull too tight. Limit how you wear up-dos because continuous pulling weakens the hair along the hairline.

Wash your hair every two weeks to avoid build up dirt and sweat. Make sure to Moisture the scalp immediately after shampoo. To get the best result make sure to keep the hair moisture every other day. Whether you spray with a braid moisturizer or apply to the root by part and applying a moisturizer with the fingertip. Avoid heavy gel and oil that will clog the pores.


To make sure your twists continue to look elegant it best to re-twist the edges after several weeks. You do not have to re-twist the entire head but after several weeks the roots have grown out and it best to refresh the edge to increase the hair style time. After removing the edge twist before re-twisting shampoo, condition and detangle the hair.

Do not leave the Havana & Marley twists in too long. The maximum time to wear the twist is two months. After two months, the new growth will stretch the hair and damage it. Make sure to remember to re-twist the edge at least twice a month to protect the edge of the hair it is the fragile part that needs extra care.

How To Maintain Havana Twists/ Marley Twist Hair Tips & Advice Tutorial 3


Nine Dos and Don’ts of the Havana & Marley Twist

  • Do make sure you love the Havana style you are wearing.
  • Don’t wear too many up styles it will damage the edges.
  • Do make sure you know how to do the Havana twist or please see a professional.
  • Don’t go a long time without shampoo your hair it will clog your pores.
  • Do maintain and care properly for the hair while wearing Havana twist
  • Don’t use heavy oil or gel on the scalp it will cause buildup.
  • Do moisturize the scalp to keep the hair elegant
  • Don’t leave in the Havana & Marley twists too long
  • Do sleep with a satin bonnet or satin pillowcase

Whether you are a busy working mother, busy celebrity or just a woman on the hunt for a beautiful, easy style that doesn't take much time to design the Havana twist is the style for you.


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© 2015 Pam Morris


Pam Morris (author) from Atlanta Georgia on December 07, 2016:

Thank you, I hope you enjoyed the article

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