This weekend I set out to do some protective styling. My style of choice? Marley Twists. I’ve been wanting to try them for a while but had to wait until the weather got cooler. Three hours and nine packs of Jamaican Twist Braid hair later, I had my Marley Twists. Yes, I said three hours. For some that may seem like a long time so sit still but when compared to other protective styles that is a short amount of time to be in the salon. For example, when I did box braids it took seven hours.
I used two colors for the install, the main color was 33B and I used P1B/530 for a few highlight twists. I did not do this style myself, I went to the salon to get it done. I trust myself to do a lot of things to my hair, but braiding and twisting are out of my repertoire. I admire those who are able to do their own installs.
When telling the stylist what I wanted, I indicated that I wanted medium size twists. Letting your stylist know details such as size and length that you desire is vital. Otherwise you will end up with a result you probably were not expecting. With twists as big as mine, they are definitely hard to manipulate into those cute buns I see everyone rocking. I’m not saying it is impossible, but I am saying it would take some work and probably be heavier than I’d like. I will try some different styles though.
I expect to keep these in until the week before Christmas. We will see if I get that far though. So far I love the style and as of now I would definitely do this style again. The question now is how easy will they be to remove. You know, I will share the entire Marley journey with you. Stay tuned!
You can learn more about Marley twists on YouTube of course!