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Trending: 30-Minute Crochet Havana Mambo Twists

• Sep 6, 2015

Crochet braids have been the trending protective style for over a year. Now, instead of using crochet braids to rock a loose hair look, you can also try your hand at Havana twists. Yes, instead of sitting for 6–7 hours at a time for individual Havana twists, you can install these Havana Mambo twists in under 30 minutes.

So how is it done? You’ll need to buy around 6 packs of Janet Havana Mambo Twists Braid Hair in your desired length. The hair already comes pre-twisted, all you’ll need to do is cornrow your hair as you normally would in preparation for crochet braids. Then you’ll take a latch-hook tool and loop the twists under your braids.

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Want to really give off the look of individual parts? Try a smaller braiding pattern.

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For fun, here are 14 ways you can style the Havana mambo twists:

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This Youtuber was able to save the hair from a 3‑week old install to make a cute curly wig.

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It ain’t over til you say it’s over!


Have you tried out any other crochet braid styles?

About Rinny

Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

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6 years ago

The last young lady s so talented. I always wondered if the hair could be reused, and apparently, it can be. I have never had my hair braided in Havana twists or any other braids outside of when I was a teen, oh so long ago, but the braids look interesting. It seems really costly, $9.99 a pack @ 8–10 packs, for such a short term hairdo, though, so I would never try them, but they look really nice. Also, I would prefer smaller twists, not the jumbo ones.

6 years ago

I’m like 30 minutes… no way! That is really cute.

Cindy P
Cindy P
6 years ago has this hair for $7.68

6 years ago

KMT we do not have this in the UK, looks like i’ll be twisting the hair myself…i have already lost the will.

6 years ago
Reply to  GHAnana85

I’ve seen this hair in Shaba Peckham branch, £5.99 per packet.

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