First of all, I haven’t had a protective style since I started my natural hair journey a little more than a year and a half ago. So I was in desperate need of a break from my hair. I decided to try my hand at Marley Twists and filmed this tutorial while at it. This is an easy, step-by-step tutorial using the Invisible Roots Method. As a result, the twists doesn’t have visible knots. The first row in the back and a few of the braids on the perimeter I started with a braid due to the hair being too short to grip and twist. But unless you’re looking very closely, both styles of twists look the same.
My Marley Twists came out great even though this was my first time installing them. It took me about eight and a half hours which is longer than it should have in my opinion. But I had a hard time with the back due to it being shorter than the rest. By the end I got my technique down pact though, therefore I’m sure I’ll get it done quicker next time. I’ll probably be doing another set come Winter.
Finally, I used 5 & 3/4 packs of Janet Collection Noir Afro Twist Braid in 1B. I soaked the hair in apple cider vinegar and warm water to remove the chemical film, and let it air dry overnight before installing my marley twists. The twists were done with Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel and Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel.
Marley Twists Tutorial