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by Hollis on Nov 15, 2012

Havana Twist – A Cool Protective Style

By Hollis


I fell in love with this style the first time I saw it. I like big hair, so it’s only natural that I would love these big bold twist called Havana twist. The style, which looks like over-sized kinky twist, originated in NYC at Afrigenix salon. But for those living outside of New York that leaves a lot of questions like, “Where can I get this done?” “Where can I buy this hair?” “Can you show me how to do it?”

Well you are in luck because all of these question and more have been answered! retailer of the Havana Twists bulk hair has put together a tutorial on how to create this style at home.  To achieve Havana Twists, you need Havana hair which is different than the hair used for puffy twists, kinky twists, or marley hair.

From the website:


“Havana Hair is a soft, yet highly textured man made hair fiber that is created to blend well with a broad range of natural hair textures. It is created to be long lasting and re-usable. It should be washed and treated in the same manner of natural hair, and it benefits from the application of natural oils, co-washing and water-spritzing. It can be used to create a variety of natural hair styles, but it is most popularly used to create ”Havana Twists”. To create Havana Twists, you will need between 5 and 7 packs, depending on the thickness of your hair, and the desired density and fullness of the look you are aiming to achieve.”

So once you have ordered the hair you need to install it.  The installation method is the same as other twist extensions used for yarn twists, kinky twists, etc. but if you are not familiar you can check out the tutorial here with full pictures.



This style is definitely on my list of protective styles to try during the fall/winter months. What about you, are you feeling these Havana Twists?



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  • JolyeToi

    I had similar twists on the top of my head this past Summer. LOVE them!! Probably will be doing them again this Winter. Thanks for the link Wakeema!

  • Manny

    I want these