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Doing Your Hair For Vacation

Before I left for Cuba, I decided to get my hair done! I settled on a bold style in an attempt to stand out. It turned out to be a really good idea in the end. A lot of people commented on my hair and it was an easy way to start a conversation.

The other good part of the hair is that I was super easy to spot. I made a new friend in Cuba, and it was easy for her to find me on the resort!

Marley/Havana Twists

How perfect was it that I chose Havana Twists to go to Cuba?! Just joking. I call them Marley Twists, it was happenstance that the style is also referred to as Havana Twists.

My mom did my hair a few days before I left and it only took 2 1/2 hours! This is a short amount of time compared to the 8 hours that individual braids take to finish.

First, I needed the hair! I bought 24 inch Jumbo Twists in red and black. I didn’t think that they would be so long! Probably because I wasn’t thinking. I should have gotten 14 inches. This hair is super heavy, especially when wet!

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This style is very quick and easy. The first step was cornrows. Thanks mom!

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The next step was putting in the braids with a crochet needle (that is the yellow thing in the photo that my daughter is holding). My sister was floating my baby in the frame. I wasn’t shoo-ing the baby. I was shoo-ing my sister!

Jumbo Red and Black Marley/Havana Twists

This is the final result! I loved it because, as I said earlier, was a stepping stone to making friends when travelling alone.

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Everywhere I went on the resort, people recognized me. If I was bored I could always find someone to hangout with. Thanks to the bold style, my crew was probably 15 deep. Hairs to making new friends! Pun intended 🙂

Hairs to Making Friends! Marley/Havana Twists
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