The Difference Between Senegalese, Havana, and Kinky (Marley) Twists

posted on: May 29, 2013

There are a variety of ways you can use extensions to twist your hair. The most common are kinky twists, Senegalese twists and havana twists. This post will explain the difference between the three.

Kinky Twists

Kinky twists, also known as marley twists, are simplest of the the three. It is usually done with marley hair which comes in pre-separated section. I recommend Equal and Janet Collection marley hair because I’ve used both these brands before. To install kinky twists:

  1. Take one piece of marley hair and bend it about half-way through the section.
  2. Separate the strands, and make sure the ends of the hair taper off. This makes the end of the twist appear natural.
  3. Place that bend around the section of hair that you want to attach the hair to. At this point you should have three pieces of hair.
  4. Start braiding for about an inch.
  5. Twist all the way down to the end. Use gel and twist tightly so the twist does not unravel.
  6. Take a scissors or razor and shave off excess hair.
  7. Dip twist in boiling water for neat effect.

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How to Wear Natural Hair Underneath Graduation Cap

posted on: May 20, 2013

When I tried to fit my hair underneath my graduation cap the first time, it was a total fail. I don’t think my head itself could fit underneath the cap. Okay I’m exaggerating a bit, but things were pretty tight.

I asked the bookstore for an extra-large, but I still couldn’t figure out a style that I wanted to wear that would fit my personality.

However, I was playing around in the mirror one day with the cap on my head and I just started rolling my hair to the side. Hence, this style.

By sweeping my hair to the side, technically I avoided trying to fit my hair underneath the cap. I blew my hair out on graduation day, but I didn’t blow it out in the tutorial.

This style has a retro vibe. It’s super easy, and makes you look “put together” without having to try very hard.

Press play below. Hope you like!

Much love,
Brittany

Top Knot Bun with Marley Hair

posted on: May 9, 2013

I’m doing a photo challenge over on Instagram and one of the prompts called for my go-to style. When all else fails, I go for the top knot bun.

It’s simple, easy and perfect for any occasion.

I know the internet is saturated with marley hair buns, but I wanted to share a method with you all that find the easiest.

I hope you find it helpful.

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Until next time,
Brittany

Mahogany Naturals UK Product Review

posted on: May 7, 2013

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review

Mahogany Naturals UK  Product Review