How to Install Havana Twists

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!

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

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53 thoughts on “How to Install Havana Twists

  1. 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?

    • 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

    • 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.

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