In the Stylist’s Chair: Relaxed to Marley

As much as it pains me, my little sister has a relaxer **POUTS** but I have started taking care of her hair and since then its become a lot more healthy. As we all know, “good hair” is healthy hair so relaxed or not she is doing what makes her happy. 
When she asked me this week to put “Marley Twists” in her hair, I was so excited because you know the marley braid hair is textured and so I knew it would give her a more natural look and deep down inside I was going to try to convince her to go natural again **sneaky grin**. Unfortunately, the “Marley Twists” didn’t change her mind about being natural (lol!) but they did give her a beautiful island-look…. 

This was one of my favorite shots. It reminds me of Calypso from “Pirates of the Caribbean”…  
Can you tell that I added a few highlights to give her “Marley Twists” some dimension. We used a golden blonde color and an auburn color in her set of “Marley Twists”.
I love that you can’t even tell she has a relaxer, that the twists look natural, and she will have a break for a few weeks from manipulating her hair. 
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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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Wow! They came out really well! I agree with you..the first picture is my fave too!

Awwee thank you! 🙂

She’s so pretty &they look great on her! Don’t worry, she’ll come over to the natural side soon {lol}.

LOL! I’ve tried and she went natural for a few months, I think that may be all that I get, lol.

Wow that looks amazing. Ive been looking for a protective style that looks so natural!! About how long do these last?

Thank you! The Marley Twists that I install typically last 6-8 weeks.

how many packs of hair did u use? I just got mind done and I think she made the braids boxes to small. I have a million twists a used 12 packs of hair!

Oh no! I use no more than 3 packs of the Marley Braid Hair.

Did you put any thing in the hair?? And do you have a video or something on how u did it?

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