Havana Crochet Twist [Hair Breakdown]

Billykiss Azeez - Your Favourite Muse - Beauty Blogger - Irish Nigerian. Crotchet Twist [Hair Breakdown]. Aliexpress Cheap Hair Review.

The hair I’m wearing is Freedom 2X Havana Twist in colour 33 (dark auburn). I actually received them from a friend in Nigeria but they can be purchased at most african beauty stores or check below for a direct link. I’ve on 6 packets of 22 inches.

I had my crochet done by Cynthia  who’s a great hair stylist based in Ireland (specialises in crochets braids & twists as well as jumbo cornrows – email: cyndysworld93@gmail.com). I used all 6 packs but since the actual type of extension I had was of a medium size (thickness) I would had prefer to use 7 packs to really create that full look. However, do note that most extensions are jumbo size so 6 packets should be sufficient. Also I chose not to do any singles at the front just so it would last longer.

As for styling I usually like to style it, half-up, half-down.

Pros:

  • Quick and easy to install (two hours).
  • Doesn’t break hair (if you choose not to do singles).
  • Very flattering and stylish.
  • Easy to achieve that full braids/twists look.
  • Very bouncy and lively.

Cons:

  • Tangles, Knots and gets caught in clothing/earrings very easily.
  • Not long lasting at all (after a week, tends to start looking rough)
  • Requires maintenance in order to wear for a good period of time.
  • Scalp tends to get quite dry and itchy.

Conclusion: Concept ★★★★★ (5 stars)| Hair Quality ★★ (2.5 stars)

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Billykiss Azeez - Your Favourite Muse - Beauty Blogger - Irish Nigerian. Crotchet Twist [Hair Breakdown]. Aliexpress Cheap Hair Review.

Billykiss Azeez - Your Favourite Muse - Beauty Blogger - Irish Nigerian. Crotchet Twist [Hair Breakdown]. Aliexpress Cheap Hair Review.

Tips

  • To help maintain the havana twist extension, I run hair mousse (extra hold) through it every second day. This helps it hold it’s shape and revitalise it, removing that dry and dull appearance.
  • Make sure to moisturize your scalp daily with natural oils. I use Pure Essence – Hair Oil Blend.
  • To lay down my edges and help ensure the hair looks neat and clean I use Gorilla Snot Gel , which works wonders in holding down the edges  (even on natural hair).

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