Sunday, May 19, 2013

How to Style Havana Twists: Tips for Creating Great Twists

Havana twists are hair extensions that are created by using Havana hair. Havana twists are large, chunky twists that have the texture of natural hair. Havana hair comes in a clear package and is divided into individual hair strands. The strands of Havana hair are used to create the Havana Twists. To create Havana twists that are smooth and round, follow these five tips.

Blogger Pachet with Havana Twists
1. Comb the Havana hair. Before adding the extensions to your hair, comb the synthetic hair pieces with a narrow tooth comb. Start combing the one end of the hair piece until you reach the center. Next, comb the other end of the hair piece.

Just like the yarn, the Havana hair strands will separate and look fluffy.
Step 1: Fold Havana hair piece in half
Step 2: Comb one end of hair piece, starting at the end
Step 3: Comb the other end of hair piece
Step 4: Havana hair piece is now ready to be styled with

2. Moisturize your Havana hair. Mix a small amount of water with a light carrier oil like jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, or almond oil in a spray bottle. Add 3-4 drops of an essential oil like eucalyptus essential oil. Shake mixture until combined. Lay the Havana hair on top of a towel. Spray hair lightly then squeeze moisture throughout hair.

Havana hair moisture mix recipe
1/2 cup of water
1 tablespoon of oil
3-4 drops of essential oil

3. Use a pomade while twisting. When adding Havana twists extensions to your hair, twist the hair with a pomade or a thick styling cream. Pomades have a sticky texture that will make the hair smooth down, allowing the twists to have a good-looking finish.

Havana Twists up close

4. Twist your hair lightly. Add your Havana twists extensions by twisting your hair without applying too much pressure. When you twist the Havana twists lightly, the twists look bigger and more chunky when finished.

5. Reuse your hair extensions. You can keep your Havana twists in up to two weeks before washing. Save the hair extensions and reuse them one more time. If you keep your Havana twists extensions in longer than two weeks, do not reuse the hair as it will have more build-up. 

More: Havana Twists: everything you need to know
How to wash and condition hair extensions

Ladies, what are your tips or tricks to create the perfect Havana twists? Share them below!


  1. Hi Khloe! I used only one pack but it depends on how many twists you want to create and how thick you would like them to be. To have thicker twists, use two Havana hair strands together per twist. Some people have suggested using two to three packs. It just depends on the look you want!

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