I’ve been seeing Marley Twists buzzing all over the Internet and I LOVE them! I got bored of my curly fro, so I decided to install some Marley twists in my hair and see how I liked them. After putting them in I fell in love with them all over again, because this time they were on ME! I know, I know…a bit narcissistic eh! They reminded me of having locks in my head and I really liked how this looked. However, after wearing them for a week I discovered three things.
Number one, they’re hard to style. They’re so heavy on my head and I needed to find a style that didn’t resemble wearing a mop. Number two, my hair is way too fine for these braids. I found myself re-braiding my hair almost everyday. That is a big NO BUENO for me! Number three, the larger the plats are the looser the braid will be at the root. I’m used to the root being super tight, as with box braids. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get them tighter. <~~~ Don’t be afraid to chime in here ladies!!!!
Here are the four styles that I did manage to come up with though:
Do you like them gals? I really liked them when my hair wasn’t seeping out the braids, but I probably won’t be installing them anytime soon after this round. I just can’t deal with that fuzzy look. I can’t walk around looking like I have bed head everyday.
You know I’m always trying to look out for my #GloGirls (aka YOU) so here are a few resources for how to install Marley twists:
Even as a skilled braider, I found that installing these twists came with a bit of a learning curve. It took me a minute to get the hang of it. But I did after a few tries!
Here are some resources on how to style them too:
If you noticed, this is the style (above referenced video) I posted in my pictures (first picture) above. I got RAVE REVIEWS on this style, but it felt like I was wearing a helmet on my head. LOL.