Crochet Havana Mambo Twists FAIL

Sadly, not every hairstyle I attempt on the first try turns out the way I want it— the Crochet Havana Mambo Twists were no exception. I spotted this style a few weeks ago on Rochelle aka BlackOnyx77 and immediately fell in love. The next day I went to the local Beauty Supply Store, purchased the Havana Mambo Twist hair, and awaited a day to install them— yesterday was the day.

Crochet Havana Mambo Twists over Locs -

Installing Havana Mambo Twists

I have installed Crochet Marley Twists and done Crochet Twist Outs over my locs several times in the past, so I figured installing the pre-twisted Havana Mambo Hair would be a piece of cake. Haha—if only I knew then what I know now…

Crochet Havana Mambo Twists Braiding Pattern for Locs -

I braided, flat-twisted, and sewed my locs down to try to get a flat foundation to install the Havana Mambo Twists— fail. It was so hard manipulating my locs into “crochet braids” with all the nugrowth that I had and all the length. Coincidentally, this is also where it all deviated from my “this will be a piece of cake” plan.

Cornrows on Locs for Crochet Havana Mambo Twists - CURLYNUGROWTH.COM

Despite knowing that the way I frankensteined the back of my head wasn’t going to work, I proceed to install the jumbo Havana Mambo Twists in the front. I really liked the way the Havana Mambo Twists looked, especially with the purple highlights, and they were really lightweight; but I had to turn around at some point.

Back view of Cornrows on Locs for Crochet Havana Mambo Twists -

As you can see, I tried to install a few twists on my makeshift “crochet braid” foundation but quickly realized how silly I would look if I finished—so I stopped. I accepted that this hairstyle was a fail (at least for this attempt). I’ll most definitely revisit the Crochet Havana Mambo Twist hairstyle after my #NuGrowthChallenge and/or locating a Loctician to braid my locs down and help me to achieve my vision.

To see the Havana Mambo Twists in action and a closer look at my how I wore them (for the day), check out my latest video “Havana Mambo Twists FAIL”.

Would you try this hair style or do you think it’s too much work?

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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

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