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Havana Twists: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Avatar • Oct 14, 2013

*This article was written in May 2013

By Laura of Party Over Hair

I’m the worst.

When I got my Havana Twists back in December, I had this elaborate plan to take care of my hair daily until I removed them in March.

Well, we are now into May and I finally took my Havana Twists out on Cinco de Mayo… only after deciding I was going to do it for real for real… at like 7pm. Smh. I’m still giving myself the mean side eye for that…

Before I go into the details on how I maintained my hair, my experiences and all that let me first explain why I kept my Havana Twists in so long…

Well, for one I was gassed. Everyone, man, woman, child, dog, cat, bird.. okay, I’m going in.. loved my.. well the.. wait no, my.. hair. I had fooled so many Rastas, had converted so many non-naturals to go natural and put many naturals onto Havana Twists. These twists had become a part of me more than you ladies would probably ever understand. I was addicted. That’s why, starting in March, it was always a big debate when the weekend came around if I was really going to take my hair out. Well, I always put it off which leads me to the real point…

I’m lazy. Lazy as f*ck, excuse my French. The Havana Twists allowed me 20 additional minutes in the morning to sleep or do whatever since I wasn’t wasting it on perfecting my twist out or high puff. It was the best WnG – wake & go in this context – style for me.

But all good things must come to some sort of an end, and after realizing that my hair was probably locing under the strands of FingerComber, I figured it was time to take out the twists. So let’s get right into it..

THE GOOD..

It only took me an hour to get all the twists out of my hair. Coming from the land of three or more hours to remove fake hair from my head, I was well pleased.

As far as maintenance goes, I did an okay job with that. On a daily basis, I made sure to apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil and spritz my scalp with some extra virgin coconut oil & water. Very simple. To give the hair sheen, I used Ouidad Mongongo Oil until it ran out then switched to JASS Shine. Both worked like a charm.

When it came to washing, well, I did a subpar job at dry shampooing with SOY Organic Dry Shampoo. I did this for the first three months, then fell offCompletely. Which leads us to…

 

THE BAD..

Although taking the hair out only took an hour, detangling my hair took almost two. I did a dry detangling first using coconut oil & water to help with the detangling and break up the dirt… because YES, ladies… my hair had crazy dirt in it. That dirt made me realize that…

really did the most. My love for the Havana Twists made me neglect my real hair, causing me to leave a protective style in WAY longer than I should have… we are talking close to a whopping five months. Yes, yes I know… I did the most…

Before getting the Havana Twist, I didn’t get a proper trim. Yes, I know… stop shaking your head at me. I did a half ass dusting job and fooled myself into thinking my hair was properly trimmed… but yea, no… it wasn’t. So when I finally did take out the twists not only did I have a lot of shredded hair — imagine what five months of shredded hair looks like — I also had quite a bit of breakage due to those split ends. Then I went to the shower to start the washing ceremony… and that’s when it got real.

THE UGLY..

Due to the last minute decision to finally take out my twist… (if you don’t know, I have a history of poor last minute decisions when it comes to hair… my last last minute decision to take out weave is what ended up turning me natural.. but I’ll tell that story on a different day) I didn’t get to properly dedicate as much wash time to it as I would have liked. I got in the shower at 10 pm and wasn’t done with my hair until 12 am. Ugh. I didn’t get to give myself a protein treatment with the steamer like I wanted to do, I was tired and just needed to wash my hair so it could be somewhat presentable for work. The rest of the washing process is to be continued this weekend.

Although I had 2.5 inches of new growth, all of that seemed to not matter after watching the disgusting amount of hair that fell into the drain as I washed my hair. I had six sections that I would untwist, wash and twist, so the process took a little longer than I would have liked. I washed my hair using Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Shampoo & Conditioner, and did an hour deep condition with Eden BodyWorks Monoi Conditioner & Jamaican Black Castor Oil mixed. I rinsed it out, added some Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner as a leave-in and used the LOC Method, with water, coconut oil & Eden BodyWorks Shea Butter Curl Defining Creme. I was very pleased with the Eden BodyWorks products and will be do a review in the future.

All in all, from both dry detangling and wet detangling, I probably lost up to, like, four softballs worth of hair… which is way more than my usual two. But no worries, I still have more than enough hair for my go-to high puff.

THE MORAL..

So, I lost a little bit more hair than I had planned — it’s okay. For me, it’s not the end of the world. I clearly abused the protective style and had to pay the minor consequences. Now, for those of you who read all of this, I don’t want to scare you away from trying protective styling. I just wanted to share the experience I had with them for the past, like, five months. I was just lazy, you don’t have to be. In fact, don’t be. Be more proactive in caring for your hair while it’s in a protective style.

Now, I’m no quitter. I like to experience mistakes and learn from them. I will be getting my Havana Twists put back in, probably in June, for literally a month… at most two. I’m going to dedicate the next few weeks to restoring my hair back to its full health — starting with a proper trim and a protein treatment. I’ve learned what not to do with this past set and vow to be better in the future. If there are questions you have concerning Havana Twists, feel free to ask me.

 

So, confession hour: what are some mistakes you’ve made with your hair that you’ve learned from?

Laura Providence is a NYC designer who lives in Havana Twists & low manipulation hairstyles. Follow Laura on Twitter: @thelprovidence / @PartyOverHair and IG: @PartyOverHair 

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erigirl
erigirl
7 years ago

oh my goodness this is so me right now and makes me feel better that i’m not alone! i got small senegalese twists done about 2.5 months ago and i’ve been dreading/putting off/plain haven’t had the time to take them down yet. i removed two rows in back because the braids weren’t beginning to tug at the nape of my neck and they were starting to loc. i took so much hair out and i have some real concerns about what my hairline is going to look like (i already have a rather thin and very high hairline as it… Read more »

Nadine
Nadine
7 years ago
Reply to  erigirl

Well it is sadly refreshing to know I was not alone. I has Havana twists done in Georgia for one month. I was grossly disappointed at the amount of hair loss I had. I had been so proud rocking my naturals and the twist took it all away. I recently put it back because I like the look but I am fearful and think I should remove ASAP. Thanks for sharing your story sis.
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erigirl
erigirl
7 years ago
Reply to  erigirl

UPDATE! I finally took my braids down almost 3 months after having them done. Surprisingly, my hair is in pretty okay shape. I took out a good amount of hair, but probably a softball size, no soccer balls here. And my edges faired surprisingly well! I do have a fair amount of breakage and am due for a trim that will most likely be closer to a cut! My hair grows very fast so I’ll probably need to take off 2 inches at minimum.

neochasez
neochasez
7 years ago

Thanks for this semi-cautionary tale of your long-term protective style. I think five months for any style is too, too long and considering the amount of time the twists were in, I think you only suffered a minor setback. But I applaud you for exposing the good, the bad, and the ugly. I would advocate that a good leave-in conditioner for the hair and scalp is water (preferably distilled) if the idea is to not wash/co-wash the hair as often as we normally do when our hair is loose. I do not oil my scalp since I’m not properly washing it… Read more »

Kayla
Kayla
7 years ago

Once when I was in high school (before I went natural) I left a sew in weave for 5 months. 5 months! No washing, upkeep, nothing. As you can imagine, once I took it the entire house stuck. (I know; I was so gross!) My edges were completely gone and my relaxed hair was falling out in clumps. It was a disaster. For me, protective styles should never last longer than 2 months. I currently have braids in and even if I redo my edges (which I do weekly), wash it (bi-weekly), and moisturize it (daily), my hair will start… Read more »

Sinovuyo
Sinovuyo
7 years ago

Havana twists are really stunning, I totally understand why you left them in for so long. I think it’s just all about taking real good care for your hair while in protective styles and also using them as such: protection.

lahblooplah
lahblooplah
7 years ago

I cant even last more than two weeks with havanna twists! I’m starting to think this whole protective styling ideal aint all that.

Dananana
Dananana
7 years ago
Reply to  lahblooplah

I have the same problem with Havana twists (or really, any PS)! Does anyone have any tips on how to make Havana twists last? I retwist the edges every other week, but the longest I can make the style last is 3 weeks :

Marco
6 years ago
Reply to  Dananana

This design is wikced! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

AS82
AS82
7 years ago

I don’t keep a PS in for more than 2 months. According to the article there aren’t many Cons, accept the ones you can bring on your self. Take care of your hair and it will thrive, neglect it and well thats when it gets ugly.

D
D
7 years ago

The BIGGEST mistake was never keeping my braid in too long.. It was figuring out what to do with my hair when I took them out. I went 6 months with yarn braids. Done in Nov. then redone in Feb… taken out in May. My go to style was the puff..my mom was always like girl you won’t have no edges pulling your hair back like that..but my edges were fine..it’s the bald spot I created in the MIDDLE of my head lol..overuse of that band..and being lazy and not wanting to take the time to style my hair..mainly bc… Read more »

Chi Chi
Chi Chi
7 years ago

Very informative! Thanks for the info!

Asia Monique
7 years ago

GREAT story. Yea, I KEEP a protective style normally. I work with it for about a week and go back in and refresh it, take it down a few days later and start all over again. Low manipulation and my hair loves the attention with the finger detangling and moisturizing I believe my hair is a brat but… in any case with any protective style I believe that’s up to your hair and what it feels it can manage. We each know our hair and its likes and dislikes, but I KNOW 5 months…that is way too long for my hair. Great… Read more »

renee
renee
7 years ago

this post inspired me to take out my twists lmao, like i just finished detangling my hair after i read this. it was only 2 months for me and i knew i should take em out but like you said… i got gassed up too, man. sooo many people stopped me to tell me i looked so pretty.

Also Named Nicole
7 years ago

*shrugs* I think you can get away with leaving in twists or braids as long as five months as long as your hair is in a good condition prior to putting in the twists and you take care of it. I remember I had twists in from the last week/last two weeks of August until the Christmas break of 2011. I had meant to take out my twists after two months, but with the amount of twists I had and the fact that I was in school, there was no time for me to do it (it took me too… Read more »

Trish Donyel
Trish Donyel
7 years ago

Glad I came across this. I followed the trend and got senegalese twist this summer. I thought it was a great protective style and low maintanence for the summer. Boy was I wrong. The hair style itself was cute…but my hair paid the price. After the take down my hair was literally in knots everywhere. My hair naturally knots anyway, but the extra twisting in the senegalese style made it worse. Any growth that may have occured in the 2 months or so that I kept the twist didnt matter because I was cutting out knots everywhere. Not to mention… Read more »

mimi
mimi
7 years ago
Reply to  Trish Donyel

Did you moisturise and seal, wash and condition, deep condition, hot oil treatment etc just like you would to your normal hair? I’m starting to realise it isn’t the style that created set backs it’s what we did (did not do!) To our hair whilst it was in the style that cause the setbacks.

the mane captain
7 years ago

woa, 5months? thats wayyyyy too long. I don’t care what you guys have to say about keeping your hair healthy and clean whilst its in a protective style. But the fact is, you will start to get buildup in your roots, which will harden overtime and start to lock. The longer the style is left in for, the more difficult it is to detangle the roots, which can lead to massive breakage. a protective style shouldnt be left in for more than 6wks, even if you wash and moisturize your hair daily. Protective styling doesnt equal neglect, and it’s sure not for… Read more »

Also Named Nicole
7 years ago

I think what would determine how hard it would be to remove the buildup and how damaging it would be is what products you use (and length of time, depending on the products). I noticed that when I had done twists in 2011 and had it in for four months, getting rid of buildup wasn’t so bad. Same goes for the damage. That time, the only thing that touched my roots was oil and shampoo when I washed it. I kept the conditioner away from the base of my twists, and when I had taken my hair out, the only… Read more »

mimi
mimi
7 years ago

Washing your hair in the braids regularly softens the debris and lint at the root of the braids for when you finally take it out. But I couldn’t keep braids in for 5 months not to talk of keeping it for five months and not washing it (by which time it would probably have come loose as I have a habit of washing my hair weekly… Heck I’ve been washing my yarn braids twice a week so far)… Sometime ago keeping hair in for more then a month was very odd to me… And the most I’ve ever tried unintentionally… Read more »

Marie Young of GoodLooknOut

I’m gearing up to re-install mine and I feel you on the LAZY part. I NEED that extra 20 minutes in the morning! That’s probably why I’m going to put them back in.

I just can’t stand how my hair comes out the braid. I’m assuming it does so because my hair is extremely thin?!?!

Love my #BlmGirls WHoop Whoop!

jess
jess
7 years ago

girl i feel you. I left my genie locs in for about 4 weeks longer than i should have and there was (and still is) hell to pay. Talkin’ ’bout baby dreads, dust, shredded hair like a MOFO.
But I’ll be damned if I didn’t turn heads and fool everyone into thinking i suddenly grew 2 foot long dreads.

Nikita
Nikita
7 years ago

I’ve left my PS in for as long as 4 months (not on purpose, was busy with…LIFE), did co-wash twice month but a rinse every week with plain H2o in shower. Before I did my co-washes tho, I would spray my entire scalp with Seabreeze (the face astringent) & let it sit for 5 minutes, then respray. I was with only Organic shampoos (NO LAURYL SULFATES girls). Condition with Pantene, finger detangle, put into 4 plaits & rinse individually & put back in the plaits. I used a leave-in shea butter, jojoba oil to retwist or rebraid my own hair.… Read more »

Nikita
Nikita
7 years ago
Reply to  Nikita

Okaaay? i did not mean to do THAT. I was trying to pic a profile pic. God, I need to learn more about computers. Caint wait til my Husband gets home to help me fix this. Aaaaaarrrrgggghh!!!!

Gloria Rose
7 years ago

I’m currently in this predicament now, once I put my hair into a protective style I get lazy… Ugh, I need to stop neglecting my hair! No excuses!

DiJah
DiJah
7 years ago

Sigh. Don’t I know this topic so well. Last winter I decided to give the poetic justic braids a go and baybeee!! Tuh! I oiled it with shea moisture shea butter/ sea kelp oil every other day, and spritz it with water every other night. I also started washing it after 2 or 3 weeks. I kept them in for exactly 3 months and that was 3 months too long. I lost a whole head of hair!! A whole head you hear me! Not golf or baseballs… More like a basketball. I wanted to cry, but I couldn’t because I didn’t want… Read more »

hmm
hmm
7 years ago

Well that’s disappointing. Before going “natural” I’d do nothing to my hair and wear these styles and suffer like the writer. Some take downs were better than others (Do not ever get micros if you love your edges lol). Now though? I don’t see how these styles would benefit me if I HAVE to still do my hair. Like why get it installed if I need to wash, condition, and restyle after its gotten wet. Plus the shedding of soccer balls and such is usually aggregated by pulling/tugging plus the weight of the hair, I’m cool with my normal 20… Read more »

Carra
Carra
7 years ago

This is why I don’t wear these so-called “protective styles”. Not washing one’s scalp and hair for months will cause scalp issues. That alone could cause hair loss, not to mention the tangles incurred from wearing a twisted/braided style for so long.

nappy headed black girl

First I want to say I’ve been following Party Over Hair forever and Laura does a fabulous job.

Second…wow, five months! lol I’m glad you weren’t bald by the time you took those out. Thanks for being honest with us, though.

Alwina
Alwina
7 years ago

I got Havana Twists May 2012 after researching for a bit. I only left them in for 6 weeks because it was a hassle sleeping in them, they were heavy when wet and just plain in the way. Everyone thought they were mine as well. I put another friend on to them and she also kept hers in for an extended period of time But these types of hairstyles can be a humbling experience. I’m glad you learned something regarding this hairstyle.
Best wishes!

nigeria
7 years ago
Reply to  Alwina

yeah, I’m surprised she didn’t mention the “heavy when wet” or “holds heats well” part. Great article though. I learned that I will never get those in summer again though.. waay too hot.

Deedeemaha
Deedeemaha
7 years ago

Interesting but a hard read to follow. Just convinced me that to much of anything can be bad.

Faustina
7 years ago

My confession is that i never used to comb my hair for like a weeks, as i’m transitioning and was way too scared of the breakage combing hair caused. In the end it took about two hours on a hot comb to fix the mess my hair had become. I lost a lot of hair, but learnt a lot.

Afro Cop
Afro Cop
7 years ago

Anytime you use extensions that are heavy and weigh your hair down you are gonna have problems unless your hair can handle it. My hair can take just about everything(does well with color, relar you name)it always seem to be able to take abuse. I am now natural:)…but my fine headed sister’s hair can’t, her hair is more delicate. If you know your hair well you pretty much know what will work.

Brandice
7 years ago

I’m thinking about getting some havana twist but my hair is short and extremely fine and not thick at all. I’m worried that this style only works on girls with thick hair. Anyone know otherwise?

Angela
Angela
7 years ago

1. “I was gassed”, “well pleased” “excuse my french”: you must be from London! South? Loool
2. You left your braids in for 5 MONTHS??? :O
3. You’re a really entertaining writer 🙂

Chy
Chy
7 years ago

Confession: I let my old stylist dye (well, ombré) my hair. Halfway through she says, “Ooooooh, you’re natural aren’t you.…” She encouraged me to keep my hair moisturizer, but it didn’t help. The dye ate up my hair, soooooo bad. And it was partially my fault for being do eager to dye my hair.…..

Angela
Angela
7 years ago

I am so glad that you shared your story.I too have twist in my hair but not the havana ones. I have the micro singelese twist and they have been in for 6 months. I too am lazy about taking them out and I’m still getting alot of compliments on them.I really needed this encouragement to motivate me to hurry up and take them out!

angie
angie
7 years ago
Reply to  Angela

hey you…above me, with the long version of my name. Take your time. dont rush and expect beautiful hair after one day. Slow is better when removing. and i guarantee you’ll be happy

maxine
maxine
7 years ago
Reply to  Angela

6months lol didn’t your hair get messy or did you redo the front twists

angie
angie
7 years ago

they are addictive. After my twists, i simply swam everyday in the beach until the knots came loose themselves, or try salt water which removes build up in the hair. I have 4(?) hair and i’ve learned to just listen to the hair. See what it does, and how it feels. that simple, although easier said than done of course. Great insight on your experience. I do like how you go in on society and treatment. i too felt, people accepted me more with this fux rasta look than they do with my happy nappy natural hair..which is really me!… Read more »

Alyssa
Alyssa
7 years ago

I learned the hard way that even though finger detangling works for others, you can’t make it work for you if your hair hates it. My comb takes out less hair than my fingers…and no, hair police, I WAS NOT rough. I wouldn’t listen to my hair for 4 months & it stunted my growth. I’ve learned my lesson.

me
me
7 years ago

A friend of mine had these for about two months and her hair broke so much she had to chop almost half of it off. I think they are too heavy for the amount of your own hair that goes in one twist. Lovely to look at but I will pass.

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
7 years ago

I got my Havana twists done by a great stylist two weeks ago. I was excited but I didn’t know you had to wash them. I can leave mines in for 3 months.

Shavavian
7 years ago

5 months?!?!? My face was like x_X. That’s crazy!! Girl, you better not let them compliments hold you back!! lol. I’m glad I read your article though, I’m getting ready to put mine in tonight/tomorrow. I went ahead and gave my ends a good trim, so that by the time I take them out, it’s just all new growth!! 🙂

Rock
Rock
7 years ago

I wish I could leave mines in for 5 months!But can’t cause of school but I want to keep them in for the whole summer!

HappyNap86
HappyNap86
7 years ago

Im glad you touched the subject of protective styling “goods, bads, and uglies” lol. My cousin had kinky twists and left them in for 4 months, had a similar experience to yours but her hair fell out much worse. For me, I had medium size box braids for 3 months (I did myself). I washed and moisturize mine regularly BUT the braids themselves were too heavy and too tight on some areas and I had breakage from that. I’ve learned my lesson and so has my cousin. lol

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

Ooohh the horror! I definitely feel ya on this one. Learned my lesson this weekend after spending several hours taking out my Senegalese twists (which I had left in for about 3 months), removing the build-up and detangling and washing it. What’s interesting is that I didn’t expect to have as much guck at the base of my hair where the extensions were joined. I washed my hair about 1–2 times a week because I go to the gym frequently. Yet I still experienced a lot of matting and product build up. I almost missed Thanksgiving trying to repair my… Read more »

Lindsey Mermaid
6 years ago

Whew! Glad to see i’m not alone! I’ve gotten lazy in protective hairstyles a few times! Especially those that took a long time, or that I knew would take hours to take out.

I’ve learned now and just put in Havana Twists yesterday. Taking them out in January!

(This was a great /entertaining read by the way!)

Trasitioning_Natural
Trasitioning_Natural
6 years ago

Okay let me start by saying this was absolutely Hilarious!! Mostly because I can relate on so many levels. I thought I was the only one who got Lazy as hell with my protective styles! as far as a timely take down goes. But I find that my hair is pretty strong under those circumstances I never have an unusual amount of breakage. I actually get crazy amounts of new growth. The worst thing for me is the matted up dirt you have to finger detangle. I love and applaud the fact you kept it real.. I’m transitioning to natural… Read more »

Donia
Donia
6 years ago

Yeah the sane thing happened to me with my marley twist..found myself crying and whining to my husban about my hair. But i will soon be doing another one but will know how to take care anf treat them well.
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tay
tay
6 years ago

What are your thought of havanna twists on relaxed hair

Mona
Mona
6 years ago
Reply to  tay

Hi Tay! I have relaxed hair, and wear Havana Twists. For a year my hair did great, but on the last uninstall I experienced a lot of breakage during & immediately after taking my twists out. It’s because I got lazy (and impatient). I wore the twists for too long without taking care of my natural hair, and my new growth started to lock. For me, relaxed hair is much weaker than natural hair, and where the two met is wear the knots & breakage took place. Like the article recommends, don’t leave the twists in for too long at a… Read more »

Samantha
Samantha
6 years ago
Reply to  tay

I highly recommend not to do that if your hair is freshly relaxed because it will break off exclusive amount of hair but if your hair hasn’t been relaxed for one in a half to two months is okay but don’t put in Havana twist in your hair if your hair is freshly relaxed
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Mona
Mona
6 years ago

I had the EXACT experience! My hair grew 2 inches with my twists, and I was hesitant about removing them. After removing the twists. All the thickness I gained from wearing them was almost immediately lost due to breakage. I’ve never lost so much hair at once.
Now, 4 weeks later I’m starting over & going back to twists & hoping for better results.
Getting regular trims & a protein treatment is excellent advice.
Also, I wish I had read (and followed) more tips on maintaining the twists, and removing / detangling them (go slow!!)

Thank you for your site!

Savannah
Savannah
6 years ago

I actually didn’t leave my twists in long enough because I was getting nervous of breakage/dirty hair. I’m gonna try again myself this time…

Talia
Talia
6 years ago

I recently just got Havana twists and was super excited about them, but it ended up being quite an unpleasant hair experience for me. PRO-TIP: Get them done by someone who has done Havana twists before. My beautician is a great braider, but had never done Havana twists. She looked at some YouTube tutorials, and I had faith in her. Well, she used WAY too much hair the first time, and my head looked and felt so massive and I had to go back. She literally took out half the hair I had bought when she made them smaller. I should… Read more »

Josie
6 years ago

I learned how to do Havana twists via YouTube. I would install then on a Saturday, moisture my scalp everyday, then take them down after 10 days to cleanse & condition due to product build-up. It takes just about 2 hours to put them back in.
Saves my hair and my $$
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Daa'iyah
Daa'iyah
6 years ago

Everyone please know that you can (and should) wash your hair with shampoo and water while in this and many other protective styles.
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Phyllis
Phyllis
6 years ago

Were the Havana Twists heavy? I’m pretty tender-headed (result of bad perms) I’ve been natural for almost a year now and I want to do a protective style since school starts back up soon. I got box braids for a while but they were so heavy and hurt my neck I had to take them out.

Aliyah
Aliyah
6 years ago

Hi I have natural hair I have been natural for 6 months I’m thinking of getting Havana twists . I want to give my hair a break when I transitioned I had box braids and when I took it out It was a hot mess . I had to cut my hair to go natural anyways I definitely learned my lesson . I learned how to take care of my natural hair . I’m excited to get the Havana twists . My hair has been growing but it really needs a break from excessive styling . Thank you for this… Read more »

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[…] Havana Twists are a popular protective hair style that everyone seems to be rocking right now. I had been considering getting them for a while as I love wearing Kinky Twists and they are similar, but just bigger, which means they take less time to install and uninstall. However, with me, I don’t tend to do well with extensions because they start itching my scalp and just becoming a downright pain, so when I get my hair done I usually keep it in for 2 weeks max, regardless of the style. But, I had family photos coming up and… Read more »

Regina Cortner
Regina Cortner
5 years ago

I would just like to point out that you are suppose to lose a certain amount of hair a day. You normally don’t notice but when you have your hair in a protective style like this, it doesn’t get to shed. So when you see all that hair in the drain..it’s mot damage, it’s the hair that wasn’t able to shed.

ELSIE
3 years ago

wats dis meant for

Nadi
Nadi
3 years ago

Although I didn’t get Havana twist, last weekend I got Marley twist and I’m questioning my decision. The method in which they Harry’s twisted makes me feel like it might cause breakage. I chose this style because it would be easier to take down by myself van box braids. It’s been four nights and it’s still hard to sleep on them because they’re still king of tight. I’m tempted to take them out but it cost so much and took so much time. Maybe lack of comfort/ sleep is making me paranoid.

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