No-Extension Marley Twists On Natural Hair

hqdefaultSo we all are familiar with Marley twists, right? Just about every natural or almost every natural has rocked them at least once in her journey, including myself! But, I always wondered how they would look rocked on our hair sans extensions.

Well I was in luck because, yup you guessed it, I found a hair tutorial showing just that: Marley twists done without extensions. Below, YouTuber Melissa Denise shows us how she achieves her Marley twists sans extensions!

Items Used  To Achieve This Hairstyle

Moisturizer- In this tutorial, Melissa Denise uses Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Smoothie but you can use any hair moisturizer that you fancy.

Gel – In the tutorial, Melissa Denise uses Eco Styler Gel (the kind that was used was not stated)  but you can use any gel that you would prefer. Some ladies also use curl activator gel for extra moisture.

Rubber bands (optional)– To keep the twists from unraveling. Melissa Denise have a hair texture that may not be able to hold twists for a long period of time, which is why rubber bands are used. For those of us who have hair textures that can hold twists for a long period of time, rubber bands may not be needed.

Sidenote: If you do use rubber bands, make sure to lubricate them with oil. This can help reduce any possible breakage from occurring.


Length Needed To Achieve This Style This style works on any hair length that can be twisted. Of course, without adding in extensions, then length of your “Marley twists” is all based on how long or short your hair is.

In the video, Melissa Denise’s hair was stretched and 100% dry before beginning the Marley twists. You can stretch your hair through a variety of ways, whether it is through banding, braids or bantu knots.

In the video below, Melissa Denise  shows us how she creates her juicy Marley twists without extentions!

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Markisha Tingle

Yeah she has long hair

Demetrice Thomas

Beautiful!

Alesha Smith

Looks simple enough … When I get a few more inches I might try this out

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Zen

It looks amazing and great video. Love the style. Wish I could do that except you need long and super thick high density hair like hers. Which I have armpit length and very fine hair medium density. Therefore I know my hair won’t even come close to looking like that unfortunately

Stacia Moore

Can’t wait to do this on my hair!

Keiquanda Joyner

I just did Marley twists using yarn and I crochet them in without the knot. They came out just fabulous!!!

Chandradaughterof Janettegranddaughter Ofjames

Exactly Markisha Tingle

Whitnie Sierra

Hmmmm…. so basically it’s the same as the twists your mom used to do on you as a kid…. but now we are calling them “no extention Marley twists”…. right. Very pretty none the less

Marjorie Brown

Beautiful hair