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The Marley Twists

I’ve been looking for a Protective Style for the longest now. It’s starting to get colder now & I need something low-maintenance for my schedule. While last weekend after hanging with the lovely Cleo & Stony of NaturalHerstory I was convinced on getting genie locs that the fierce Cleo was rockin’.. Well, I’ve now decided to put that on hold.. After reading the Marley Twist article written by the lovely Alex (of The Good Hair Blog) on, I was convinced that this is a super cute, affordable DIY project I’ve decided to try this weekend. So I thought I’d share my Plans of Attack for attempting this DIY this weekend, as well as the video tutorial shared by Cassandre Beccai.

+ Friday night will be wash night. Plan to do a full wash + deep conditioning. Will be going back to my staple shampoo + conditioner combo Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo + Conditioner. Plan on doing a deep conditioner with Karen’s Body Beautiful Luscious Lock Mask. My Huetiful Steamer arrived last night, so I will definitely be putting it to use this weekend. And finally, two strand twist to dry.

+ Saturday will be twist day. I’ve decided I want my twist almost as thick as Havana Twist so I will be purchasing 4-5 packs of Freetress Equal Marley Braids. I don’t plan to use all packs I just like to have back-up. I will be moisturizing my hair with some Elasta QP Mango Butter as well applying Eco Styler to remove the frizz while twisting.

+ Working on some type of spritz to use for daily use still. I know whatever I come up with will include tea tree oil as I know I’m prone to an itchy scalp.

Will you be trying Marley Twist as a Protective Style this Winter? Have you had them before –can you offer tips for daily maintenance?

  1. bastylefilegirl says: January 17, 20134:14 PM

    hummmm if my hair was a little bit longer I would straight up do these!

    • L. says: January 17, 20134:19 PM

      Well once your hair gets longer, I definitely recommend playing around with a few Protective Styles. It’s a nice change of pace from twist outs. :D

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