By Amber of Luv My Kynxx

With Sum­mer approach­ing more Nat­u­ral­is­tas are plan­ning on their upcom­ing long term pro­tec­tive style. Here in Dal­las, TX the heat gets swel­ter­ing and keep­ing my hair pro­tect­ed is a must. About a year ago I was con­tact­ed on Face­book by a com­pa­ny called Fin­ger­comber, invit­ing me to their busi­ness page to sup­port and view their new line of exten­sions. I am so glad they did. Fin­ger­Comber car­ries a line of hair that includes very nat­ur­al, true to Afro-tex­ture syn­thet­ic hair that can be pur­chased on a weft for a sew-weave style, wig for full hair pro­tec­tion, or in bulk for the most famous style cre­at­ed by Fin­ger­Comber, the Havana Twists. It was love at first sight. After view­ing their Havana Twist install video I knew I had to try it. I broke out my man­nequin and after a few tries, I was look­ing for­ward to hav­ing my first Havana Twist client.

This is what the hair looks like when it arrives.  My client ordered her hair in advance and stat­ed she received it in 5 days. Not bad! Let me also point out Havana Twist Hair is NOT Mar­ley Hair that is com­mon­ly used as exten­sion hair for kinky twists.  This hair comes in very thick, ready-to-use, sep­a­rat­ed strips that make installing it easy to man­age.  I am very choosy about the type of hair I will work with because not all exten­sion hair has the same qual­i­ty.  The col­ors in the pho­to above are Chest­nut Black and San­gria which is the col­or out­side of the plas­tic bags.

I used a small amout of prod­uct (Tal­i­ah Wajjid Tight Hold) at the base of each twist for a clean fin­ish.
Bra-Strap Length Havana Twists I used 3 and 3/4 packs of hair…for the ends I used alu­minum foil cut into 4/1–1/2 inch strips and rolled the ends in an upward motion about  inch­es up each twists, fol­lowed by dip­ping them indi­vid­u­al­ly in boil­ing hot water for a few sec­onds and allowed them to cool before remov­ing the foil roller.Very small, thin, perm rods would also work well on curl­ing the ends of Havana Twists.

As you can see, the Havana Twists are not start­ed using the braid first then twist method.  I start each twist, with two strand twist­ing for a more nat­ur­al look at the root of each twist.

Fin­ger­comber Havana Twist hair gets 2 BIG thumbs up!!! Good qual­i­ty, good price, long last­ing, and re-usable…get’s no bet­ter than that!

To book an appoint­ment con­tact me by e-mail at

Beau­ti­ful! Ladies, have you tried Havana twists? Do you plan to try them this sum­mer?

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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Can I buy this hair in pur­ple?


I love FC Hair, but it’s too expen­sive! $12.99/pack! Say whaaaat??? ????????????????????????


[…] dai­ly with my hair­styles and make­up looks, along with pho­tos of my clients and their Mar­ley Twists, Havana Twists and Sene­galese […]


How long did it take for your havan­na hair to come in the mail?

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I WANT!!!! Who does this in the Oak­land area?


Gurl, trust me you can diy! I nev­er knew how to braid, twist, corn­roll. None of it. I watch videos on ytube over and over again, now I have peo­ple ask­ing me who does my hair! I only wair Mar­ley Braids thou.


I do the MarleyTwists/Havana Twists. I’m locat­ed in Berke­ley CA you can text me at 510–285-7042. My name is Dee. This is in response to M’kali-Hashiki’s posts. You can see some of my work on my insta­gram page @goldenbraider

Jessandra Hough

How many strips were used for each havana twist? I like that size and I want to do havana twists in my hair, but I’m not sure how much hair to order. Also were there a con­sis­tent amount of strips in each pack?


Does any­one in GA or alaba­ma do havana twists? I love the style


Fin­ger Comber hair is more expen­sive, but let me tell you, I have tried just about every brand of kinky hair out there ‚and Fin­ger comber hais is amaz­ing and worth it if you love your hair.
1) it is soffffffft!
2) it is lii­i­i­i­ight!
3) it is REusable which makes it cheap­er OVER­all
4) it acu­tal­ly responds to and holds mois­ture.

My hair isn’t weighed down, scratched and roughed up by, or dried out by this hair. I will nev­er use mar­ley braid or naffy hair EVA again



Erm no it’s not soft actu­al­ly. I have used it a num­ber of times and just took it out of my hair last week. It looks soft but most def­i­nite­ly does not feel soft.


Do you think you can install havana twists with cro­chet braids method?


SiSi, I saw the cro­chet method on youtube. That’s the way I’m going to do them because I can­not seem to get the install method down and I’m get­ting impa­tient but I refuse to pay some­one when I know even­tu­al­ly I’ll be able to do it myself. This is the one I saw and will try here soon.

Don’t know if any­one else had the same por­blem but havanas hair is tough! Used it to increase the size of my bun until I had time to put in twists. Blend­ed seem­less­ly even fooled peo­ple who’ve seen my nat­ur­al hair (4C) and full­ness. I also have a real issue match­ing lus­ter of exten­sions to my nat­ur­al low lus­ter hair. Not a prob­lem here! This hair can get as dull or shiny, with­in rea­son, as u want it. I was very impressed! It’s a lot more coars­er than oth­er Mar­ley type hairs but some­how I liked it bet­ter. The only… Read more »
Regina s

Fin­ger­comber hair is high just bought some oth­er brands same tex­ture 7.99 a pack


I installed mine over the week­end and I must say that I’m mad­ly in love with them. It took me a few hours to under­stand the invis­i­ble root method, but once I was able to get it right, it was smooth sail­ing. I only did maybe 43 twists and it’s so light. This is my go to hair­style in the sum­mer from now on.


Love! I have already tried them with mar­ley hair and they were wear­able (in a bun only, lol). I am going to try them again tho. Hope­ful­ly more suc­cess­ful sec­ond time around.
For those who don’t like the twist method because of the hold, i was the same way. Check out blackonyx’s instal­la­tion on YT. She does an invis­i­ble root method that is a bit more secure, in my opin­ion.


This looks great! Is this a style suit­able for pools and beach­es? I would love to do this for my upcom­ing trav­els.


I am going to atlantic city this week­end and sure­ly will be rock­ing my twists lol so you should be fine. Maybe put them up in a bun?


Wow, that looks so real at the root; usu­al­ly I count weave out because I don’t like to be able to tell it’s a weave at the root, but that’s almost legit, man. Some­thing that I would total­ly con­sid­er try­ing at some point.


I would love to have this done this month, I am in Los Angeles,CA any­one know any salons or hairdressers/persons I can con­tact to have this done? thank you in advance :)


You peo­ple love fake hair


“your” peo­ple don’t wear fake hair and exten­sions too? what plan­et are you on? cos it sure ain’t Earth.


You peo­ple?


Your Point…?


maybe she has nev­er heard of pro­tec­tive styling?


if one has type 4c hair, can you install the havana twists with­out smooth­ing the roots or straight­en­ing? can you have kinky roots and edges to have the havana twists?


I have what could be con­sid­ered 4C hair at my edges. When I put in Havana Twists, I spray my aloe spritz (3 parts water to 2 parts Lily of the Desert Aloe Jel­ly to 1 part glyc­erin) on the sec­tion of hair to be twist­ed and then detan­gle with Vati­ka oil. I then seal with shea but­ter. By doing this, my twists don’t get fuzzy until about week 3 :)


I have type 4 hair and all I do is make sure my hair is detan­gled and then mois­tur­ized with can­tu shea but­ter leave in, no issues with my hair pop­ping out of the twist that way. Ive done these 3 times in the last few months. I add the leave in on each sec­tion rightb before I’m about to twist. Good luck!

I put in my first set yes­ter­day! It is amaz­ing to me how light they are, and how well my hair seems to be stay­ing mois­tur­ized with them! for bet­ter than yarn braids (though I still got love for the yarn). Some­thing that real­ly sur­prised me when installing my twists was how LITTLE hair I used to get a super chunky full set of nip­ple length (not to be vul­gar) twists. I have 35 twists on my head and I only used 2 sections/tufts of havana hair and only 1.5 packs. Prob­a­bly more like 1.3. I was a lit­tle con­fused by… Read more »

Any­one know some­one who does havana twists in the Chica­go area? I need some ASAP lol


Hi there is a girl in chica­go on youtube who does them, her email is and here is her havana twist tuto­r­i­al :)

Ky Michael

“done­do05” on Youtube does ‘em in the Chica­go area.
Check out her ‘Havana Mar­ley Twists Tuto­r­i­al’..
She pro­vides an email address to con­tact her at.


Ive tried (and failed) this style many times before when start­ing off with two strand twists; for some rea­son I can nev­er get it tight enough with­out braid­ing first. None of the peo­ple I know know how to, and I’m put off going to a hair­dressers to get it done (mon­ey, pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence…)

These came out great, and just look gor­geous, and has fueled my moti­va­tion in try­ing again!


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I did a set of BSL Havana Twists with mar­ley hair and I loved them. One mis­con­cep­tion peo­ple have are that they’re heavy, but they’re one of the light­est styles I’ve ever encoun­tered! I’m think­ing of doing them again next month. The pic was of my “rock­a­bil­ly hair” lol
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Gena Love

I hon­est­ly believe thin­ner twists would have looked bet­ter. Or if the twists looked like the girl in the pic. The pic is sooo much pret­ti­er.


I’m hop­ing to get long, thin twists for the sum­mer, but this is a style I’d def­i­nite­ly like to learn to do myself.

My first set of Havana twists, which I had done in a salon, where done with Fin­ger Comber hair. Since then I’ve been installing them myself with mar­ley hair, com­ing out the indi­vid­ual mar­ley strands gives them a tex­ture sim­i­lar to Fin­ger Comber hair. But I plan on buy­ing Fin­ger Comber hair again at some point to get an even more authen­tic look. I may try that foil seal­ing method with my next mar­ley install though. I’ve been look­ing for a bet­ter way to do that. The last time I used large flexi rods and it didn’t turn out quite… Read more »

Yes, I did them myself and I love them! There are many dif­fer­ent ways to install and I tried all of them! LOL! I like the instal­la­tion method here but I like a dif­fer­ent type near the front. So far so good! Also, I used Mar­ley Hair. Next time I will use the hair from fin­ger comber.
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Gena Love

I real­ly think this could have been bet­ter. Per­haps if they were small­er or twist­ed neater or twist­ed clos­er to the scalp. They could have been pret­ti­er. Maybe if you went to a PROFESSIONAL. DIY is not for every­one, nat­u­rals should give black salon own­ers a chance


this com­ment is all kin­da messed up :c