4.02.2014

SHORT MARLEY TWIST TUTORIAL FOR AFRO HAIR

London, UK

Hello lovelies!I'm sorry I've been so aloof lately but I promise that I will be more present!Today I want to share with you my first experience of installing Marley twists. 
You probably already heard about this popular protective style since we all saw Solange Knowles rocking it last summer. Lately, my hair was too dry and constantly lacking moisture. In few words a really HOT MESS! I decided that it was time to try a different protective style and I finally make up my mind. Marley twist looks gorgeous and not too difficult to do. I spent around £8 for two packs of Marley braiding hair and around £5 for Eco Styler Gel. After 7 hours (and lots of snacks and breaks later) I finished my entire head. What do you think of it?

PREPARATION
I shampooed, conditioned, and detangled my hair the night before because I knew it the installation wouldn't be that quick. The actual day of installation I started with deep conditioning with half coconut milk and half raw honey. I left the mixture in for about 25-30 minutes and then I rinsed out with cold water. While I was in the shower, I parted my hair in medium strands. 
The products I used were 1 1/2 pack of Soft n' Silky Afro Natural Marley Braid Hair, KTC Pure Coconut OilEco Styler Olive Oil styling gel, and a water bottle. 
I prepared every single strand with the same process: I first spray it with some water until it was damp, then applied some coconut oil, then some olive oil gel, and finally attached the braiding hair. 
I didn't want my hair to be too heavy so I decided to use just two pieces of hair. 
There are two different ways to install the strands: the invisible root method and the braiding method

The difference is mainly the start. Basically in the first method, you're gonna start with a braid and then twist all the way down; in the second method, you have to interlace and then twist your natural hair with the synthetic hair until you can't see the difference. When you finish twisting, you're gonna have to seal the ends. 

The best and easiest way to seal synthetic extensions is to leave them for few seconds in superhot water. And there you have: a brand new protective style ready to look after your hair! 
I'm soon gonna upload an explanatory video of how to install Marley twists on natural hair, so stay tuned!

Have a lovely day guys!



2 comments

  1. Welcome back! I really like it, i probably would get to it this summer. But I'm not sure if i'm patient enough for the hair care routine though :P

    However i'd totally rock this! you should share your journey maybe to the longevity of the twist perharps.


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  2. Thanks for your lovely comment! I uploaded this post really late and it's already almost 4 weeks that I have the Marley twists. Perhaps I'll upload an update on how to maintain the Marley twists! x

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