Friday, January 11, 2013

Havana Twists: everything you need to know

HavanaTwists are large, kinky twists created by using Havana hair extensions. Havana hair is textured, synthetic hair extensions. Havana hair is made to look similar to kinky, natural hair. Havana hair is light-weight and can be styled in buns, ponytails, or left to hang.

Pinterest blogger Michelle with Havana Twists for a professional style

3 Reasons Why Havana Twists Help Hair

1. Havana Twists are a protective hair style. They protect the ends of the hair strand from being exposed to the environment.
2. Havana Twists are made of light-weight synthetic hair, lessening the strain on the roots which is caused by heavier hair extensions.
3. Havana Twists are chunky twists, meaning that each individual twist holds a larger amount of hair. This lessens strain usually caused by smaller extensions like “micros” or “individual” braids/twists.

Where to purchase: Fingercomber

Cost: $12.99 per pack of hair

How much hair to buy…
  • depends on the density of your hair
  • depends on how many twists you want
My experiences: I use one pack of Havana hair in Chestnut Black to create my Havana Twists. The Havana Twists keep my hair moisturized, are easy to take down, and protect the ends of my hair.
Pinterest blogger Michelle with Havana Twists parted to side

Havana hair colors…
onyx: very black, 1 on the synthetic color scale
chestnut black: off black, 1b
darkest espresso: darkest brown, 2
dark hazelnut: dark brown, 4
amber: red colored tones
sangria: purple colored tones
spiced clementine: red orange tones


Color Guide courtesy of FingerComber.com

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Have you tried Havana Twists? What was your experience like?

16 comments:

  1. This hairstyle is amazing! I've seen many versions of the havana twist but yours looks so natural and you're beautiful!

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  2. Hi! I'm glad you liked the post. (: The photos above are from a Pinterest blogger named Michelle. Are you thinking about trying the havana twist hairstyle?

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    1. Yes i am! where is this person located?

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    2. Hi! What made you want to try this new look? (: The woman in the photos shown above is named Michelle. I believe she is based out of Chicago. You can visit her blog at happilyevernatural.com

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  3. OMG!!! I just came across your site! I am soooo Honored that you shared my photos!! You Rock! LOVE YOUR SITE!! xoxo Michelle
    www.happilyevernatural.com

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  4. Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like the post. Thanks for sharing your photos. (; How do you make your Havana twists so smooth?

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    1. Awesome! Thank you for sharing. (: your twists look very natural.

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  6. i just colored my hair ginger blonde, and then can across the havana twist and think they are the cutest ever. I would like to get them done for the summer and was wondering what color hair to get to go with this ginger blonde..... any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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    1. Hi Tamecia! Thank you for visiting & thank you for your question. (: I would look at the Finger Comber color guide. It has pictures of the all of the Havana twists hair extension colors. Here is the link: www.fingercomber.com/colorguide.html

      I hope your twists turn out great! (;

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  7. Hi i was just wondering as far as length the havana hair doesnt give you the option of hair length that comes to the waist. Do you have any other suggestions as far as hair or maybe the technique to get that length?

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    1. Hi Simone! Thank you for your question. (: If you would like waist-length exntensions I would suggest looking for longer hair extensions (more than 14 inches) in your local beauty supply. Or you can style your hair in yarn extensions which you can make as long as you like. Here is a post I wrote about yarn extensions:

      http://myfairhair.blogspot.com/2013/01/3-reasons-why-yarn-extensions-work-for.html

      Tutorials on how to put yarn extensions in are listed at the end of the post. Hope this helps you! (: Let me know how it goes.

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  8. Also, if you want to stick with the Havana hair, you can instead of dividing the hair in half or in the middle like the tutorial says just make the pieces uneven to create longer strands.

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion! Have you tried creating extra long Havana twists?

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  9. Is there any other place besides finger comber that i can get the hair?

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    1. Hi Rhoda! Thanks for your question. Some ladies have mentioned using Marley or Rasta hair extensions in place of Havana Hair. I would look at the kinky hair extensions available at your local beauty supply store. Personally, I like Havana Hair because it is thicker and it blends well with natural hair. I also can reuse my Havana Hair extensions. Check out the bottom of my article here: http://myfairhair.blogspot.com/2013/05/havana-twists-tips-and-tricks-to-create.html

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