Protective Styles: Marley Twists!

By: Delores Hurst, The HBN Writer for Online

Marley twists like Senegalese twists are becoming quite popular. It is a style that uses special pre-cut hair and can be as kinky as your natural hair. Many naturalistas are learning how to install Marley twists themselves. It is a protective style and there are many techniques you can use to install them. This style is different for Senegalese twist or Havana twist in that they use Marley braiding Hair. These twists are bigger, shorter and they are attached to the hair differently. Also known as kinky twists, this style can be maintained the same way you would take care of your own twists. The beauty of this style is that the extensions looks like your natural hair.

When installing these twists, moisturize and gel sections of your hair before twisting. Doing this helps your hair retain moisture and hold. Don’t apply this style too closely to the scalp like you would with Senegalese twists, Marley Twists are looser. If you want to try Marley twists, the best way to start is by watching videos of the three techniques used to install them. Choose which one is best for you. Check out the twister that Curly Nikki recommends!


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