How to Do Havana Twists On Yourself Tutorial

Havana twists are a super cute protective style, but they don’t have to cost two paychecks to get them installed. Here’s how to do havana twists on yourself to save money and a headache!

To achieve this look, I first sectioned my twistout into 11 braids, finger detangling with the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Anti-Breakage Spray and left them overnight to stretch. The next day, I reused sections of my Fingercomber hair from my Havana twists earlier this year (somewhere between 5 and 8 individual pieces of hair fluffed out). Applying Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter and IC Fantasia gel on each section of my own hair, and some water/conditioner spray on the Fingercomber hair, I secured the Fingercomber hair to the root of my section and twisted down while twisting each individual twist. I ended up with a total of 34 twists (3 sections of 11 braids, plus one section that was too big!).

Do you have any questions about this tutorial or another style that I’ve done? Ask away in the comment section!


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  1. Hello! What’s your regimen for moisturizing and conditioning your hair while it’s in these twists? And do you worry about leaving gel on your hair while it’s in the twists? Thanks!

    1. Hey! I’ve made a video on my maintenance routine for the Havana twists, just go to my YouTube channel (ije1023) and search Havana twists. As for the gel, I didn’t use that much per section (maybe just a dab) and I focused on my hair strands rather than the root. Mixing it with a cream ensured that it wouldn’t get flaky, and I used it really just to make sure my twists were sleek for a few days. Hope this helps!