1-did you dip your ends in hot water when you were finished?
2-can you wet "marley hair", pools, beach etc.
Thanks in advance.xo
1. No, I didn't need to dip my ends in hot water. Marley hair will stay very tight if you twist all the way to the end of strands. If you notice unraveling, I suggest retwisting that particular twist from the root all the way to the tip of the hair.
2. Yes! You can swim with them. They WILL get heavy, and it's probably a good idea to tie them up out of your way in the water. But, they're a great beach look for sure. I will definitely be doing them for my next trip...sigh....whenever that may be :0)
Hello my name is sorsha I'm black and white so I'm pretty sure you can figure how my hair is. Well I'm suck of my hair breaking off in the middle during the summer over the same dumb curly bun. O also have been natural for 3 years too so I'm going to try Marley twist I know what hair to get and everything but what hair products and since my hair is a very soft texture will they hold?
Hi Sorsha! Thanks for your question. The Marley hair is usually made of kanekalon: a synthetic fiber that is similar to kinky afro-textured hair. This texture will be different from your softer texture, but I suspect the hair will grip quite nicely onto yours. I would give them a try! Why not?! Definitely be gentle when installing and using a gel could help with hold. I used aubrey organics hair gel on mine. Some people also use a natural flaxseed gel. Please report back on this wonderful experiment! I'll be reinstalling my Marley twists this summer so we'll be wearing them around the same time! :0)
Okay thank you so much I'll email you pictures!
Hi I was wondering if it's possible to curl Marley twists (without an iron of course) . And if so can it go back to straight?
Hey Taylor-Corinne! Did you check out the Marley Twist video I made? I was inspired by your question to try out curls last time I wore Marley Twists.
It worked! You just use perm rods and dip them in very hot water. The curls hold pretty well.
To straighten you simply dip the ends in hot water and curl goes away!
How many packs of hair did you use?
I used 14 and my head is feeling extremely heavy it is only day 2 I dont know how much longer I can take this what would you suggest?
Hi Anna. Sorry for the uuuuber slow response :0(
14 packs? Wow! Given the amount of time that has passed, I'm sure you've already taken those out. I would too!
I definitely think you can cut back on the amount of hair. I'm not sure, of course, how thick your hair is or how long--these are factors that play in to how much hair you need.
My guess is that you used a large amount of hair for each of your twists! Next time, try cutting this amount in half. Take less hair than you think you need for each twist. You don't want your hair to be extremely weight-stressed at the root, this could lead to breakage, so use smaller amounts. If you really want your twists to be large, only take a little bit more hair for each one.
Marley hair usually comes in already separated little units. Use them as is and see if this helps!
I only used 5 packs of Marley hair for my twist! They feel pretty light! Love them!
Yeah Crystal, I probably average around 5 packs when I do mine too. Glad you love them!
Hi. I know im beyond late bitw im putting it marley twist in my hair. Some people say to wash them before u put them in but can I wash them afterwards.? Also I have thick hair and my friend whose a professional stylist is doing my hair she said to bring 10 packs how thick would that be because I dont want to much thickness. Im doing medium sized too. And my hair is going natural it's in transition does that matter.? What should I do if I need to wash my hair and mositure it.? What to use.?
I'm going to the water park next week and I'm getting the Marley twist they want fall out because of the water will they?
Hi Delorann! No, not at all. Marley twists are great for enjoying the water. Make sure to re-moisturize them after you rinse the chlorine or salt-water out of your hair. Use a conditioner and gently squeeze it into your twists. Also a little something on your scalp! Have fun!
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