My havana twists have been a big hit since I got them done at the end of February. I was so happy of the results I made an instagram video right then to show the world my happiness by doing several hair flips. I’ve been stopped on the street on numerous occasions, and I even get personal messages about where I got them done. I thought it was only fair to make this post because the hair surely gets the attention it deserves! Below, I will answer to a list of questions I get asked often, and I hope this helps.
Q: Where did you get your hair done?
A: Oumou Hair Design braiding salon in Harlem on 116th and Lennox.
Q: How long did they take?
A: More or less three hours.
Q: Are they heavy?
A: Absolutely not. They’re so light, I flip my hair way too much when I’m dancing.
Q: Did they hurt?
A: Nope! But also Oumou knows I’m a big baby, and I start screaming as soon as she pulls even a little. She listens to my needs, and doesn’t argue with me when it comes to tightness.
Q: Do you prep your hair before braiding?
A: Always. It’s just easier for both you and the stylist. After I wash my hair, I apply a large amount of leave-in and oil, then I part my hair in four sections. Then, I twist these four sections to retain the moisture. I usually go with my hair even a little damp because it’s easier to comb since my hair is the kinkiest of them all.
Q: How many packs of hair did you use?
A: About 10 packs. Yes, these twists require lots of hair, and the longer you want it, the more packs you should use.
Q: What kind of hair did you use?
A: It was a marley braiding hair from the beauty supply store right across the street from the braiding salon. I’m not sure of the brand, but they only have one kind.
Q: How do you maintain it?
A: There’s not really much to do to maintain the style. I got them done February 26, and I’m removing them this week because it’s time to wash my actual hair. It still looks so good, I want to keep it for another week. I also mostly never tie it up at night, but you probably should. I like it when it looks a little messy because it looks more natural. You will notice a lot of frizz from the individual brands, but I think it looks fine. You can tame them by spraying water, and applying your normal hair products, and tying them down briefly. I love applying my Kreyol Essence Pomad Kreyol on the scalp and around the edges.
Q: Will you get them done again?
A: UM, ABSOLUTELY YES! My hair will stay between these twists, bantu knots, and my afro for the months to come. I just love them!
I hope I answered all of the questions. But if I missed anything, feel free to comment below because others are probably the same thing you are. And I know you love me and respect my time. Thanks for reading!