The Difference Between Havana Twists & Marley Twists


What makes twists “Havana Twists” vs “Marley Twists”?

The ONLY difference between Marley Twists and Havana Twists is the type of hair that is used; Marley hair for Marley Twists and Havana Hair for Havana Twists. Both type of twists can be equally large, using more strands of hair, or slim, using fewer strands of hair, and they both can be really long using the stagger method.

How is “Marley Hair” different from “Havana Hair”?

Marley Hair is afro-textured hair that has a sheen, similar to kaneakolon braid hair. Whereas, Havana Hair is afro-textured hair that does NOT have a sheen and therefore mostly closely resembles human hair.

Where can you purchase Marley Hair?

Marley Hair has been widely available at local beauty supply store for years, with some brands better than others. Personally, I like the Nubian Twist brand because it’s bulky and gives a really natural looking Marley Twists in only 2.5 packs.

Where can you purchase Havana Hair?

For the past few years, Havana Hair was only available through Fingercomber, for the steep price of $12 per pack (with a minimum of 2-3 packs for a full head of chunky twists) in addition to shipping. Yikes! However, I just discovered Havana Hair in the local beauty supply store by Equal sold under the alias of “Cuban Twist” Braid hair for only $8 per pack!

Which type of hair is better for Faux Loc Extensions?

Personally, I prefer Havana hair for Loc Extensions because it gives a really natural look and lasts longer through shampooing and daily wear (styling, manipulation, moisturizing, etc.) but you can also use Marley Hair.  (As of now) Havana hair is only made in natural shades, whereas I’ve seen Marley Hair in also every color you can imagine. The choice of hair really depends on your budget and the desired look you’re going for.

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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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