23 Hot Marley Twist Hairstyles to Try Right Now

Marley twists are one of the most popular protective hairstyles. This natural looking style features two strand twists and is very low maintenance – perfect get up and go style! With Marley twists you don’t have to worry what you’re going to do to your hair, and for the days when you want to change up your look, you can do so many styles within 5 minutes. It’s a low maintenance style, so you have the opportunity to actually leave your hair alone and to see it grow. If you want to find out more about this popular protective style or want to know the difference between Marley, Havana and Senegalese twists, just keep reading. We’ve got you covered.

Havana twists vs Marley twists

Havana twists are bigger and the hair is lighter. Because the hair is lighter, you can do them bigger without giving yourself or your client an eternal headache. Marley twists have less volume than the Havana twists and are done with any type of Marley or kinky hair. Also, they require more packs of hair because they are smaller in size and thickness.

Marley Twists vs Senegalese Twists

The only difference between these types of twists is the type of hair that is used.  Senegalese twists are done using smooth, Kanekalon braiding hair (the same hair that’s used for box braids) while Marley twists are done using the Marley hair extensions. The Marley hair is coarser but looks more natural. When twisted, it looks exactly like really thick natural hair. Also, the Senegalese twists are really thin and dense and have a silky texture. When twisted, they look like a rope.

How you get all the twists to be the same size?

The Marley hair comes individually, so you can count how many strands of Marley hair you want to use per twist. Use 3 or 4 strands of hair for a medium sized twists and make sure you keep the same consistent size throughout the hair for a neat and clean look. Also, make sure to brush out the ends of your Marley hair before creating the twist. The Marley hair usually comes clumped up at the ends, so that way it is easier for you to braid the hair when you get to the tip. You don’t want the ends to look thick, you want them to look natural. Your braids should start thick and fade off to nice, thin ends.

1. Half Up, Half Down Marley Twists

First up we have this gorgeous half up and half down Marley twist style. This is a beautiful style that will suit women of all ages. Something like this would be great for the summer. You could have any twist length and even add in some vibrant colored twists.

2. Short Marley Twists

3. Mohawk Marley Twists

Want a funky style? Then you’ll love this Mohawk twist hairdo. The hairstyle features thick Marley Twists with gold braid cuffs and small braids on the side. Twists like this will wow for any occasion. You could recreate something like this with or without the cuffs.

Mohawk Marley Twists

Source: @boobabe1202

4. Long Marley Twists

Looking for a summer hairstyle? Then why not try these gorgeous long twists. These chunky twists look stunning, even when they are left freely hanging. With this look, every day will be a good hair day. We promise!

5. Marley Twists Updo

If you are looking for a hairstyle for a special occasion, this updo could be for you.  Something like this would be perfect for a date night, wedding and more. It will suit women of all ages.

6. Jumbo Marley Twists

Jumbo Marley twists can be a trendy option to protect you natural hair and give it a much needed break. These jumbo twists look stunning, especially with triangle sections.

Jumbo Marley Twists

Source: @braid_slayy

7. Marley Twist Bun

Want a hairstyle that will wow? Then go for a Marley twist bun like this! This gorgeous hairstyle looks fit for a goddess. A hairdo like this would be perfect for a special occasion or if you just want to add a touch of glamour to your everyday look. You could recreate this as a smaller bun, too.

8. Burgundy Marley Twist Styles

9. Blonde Marley Twists

Stand out from the crowd with these lovely blonde twists. Make sure to check out Priscilla’s YouTube tutorial where she shows you 10 easy ways to style your Marley twists. For this look, she used Marley hair in T27-613.

Blonde Marley Twists

Source: @shinestruck

10. Red and Black Marley Twists

Make a statement with vibrant Marley Twists! These amazing twists feature a black and red combination. Something like this is perfect for the summer as it suits the fun vibe. You could recreate this look with any color. To create a jumbo twist, you will need to use at least 5 pieces of hair per twist.

11. Long, Ombre Twists

If you like long Marley twists, this next style is for you. This style features black and brown ombre twists. The color combination is stunning. Something like this would be great for summer or for any special occasions coming up. You could recreate this with any color combo.

Long Ombre Marley Twists

Source: @abanaturelle

12. Jumbo Twists

A great way to make your twists even more cool and dope is to decorate them with gold yarn string. The easiest way to style chunky twists in this size is into a cute bun or a high ponytail. Leave one or two twists out to make the look even more stunning.

13. Textured Twists

The reason why we love Marley twists is obvious – the hair has texture and looks very natural. Also, a few weeks old twists look better than a few weeks old braids because your natural hair blends in with the Marley twists as it grows out. If you prefer a sleeker and cleaner look, twists are not for you.

Textured Marley Twist Style

Source: @viyletsol

14. Honey Blonde Twists with Curly Ends

If you liked the blonde twists from earlier in the post, then you’ll love this next pick. It features neat long twists in the blonde color with curly ends. Something like this would look beautiful during the summer. It is a stunning style that will brighten up your whole look for the new season. Hair used: 8 packs of FreeTress Equal Cuban Twist Marley Hair 16” in colors: OT27 (3packs), T27 (2packs), 27 (3 packs).

Honey Blonde Marley Twists with Curly Ends

Source: @miccheckk12

15. Waist Length Twists

If you don’t want a heavy head of hair, Marley twists are for you. Yes, you can use up to 8 packs of hair to create chunky twists, but the ending result is still super light and voluminous. For this look the stylist needed 5 and half packs of Marley hair. Watch the tutorial here.

16. Ways to Style Your Twists

Here’s some inspo on different ways to rock your Marley twists this season! As you can see, a head scarf can add a colorful vibe to your whole look. You can rock it with a high ponytail, a high bun or simply turn it into a turban. Opt for colorful and bright scarves to make your black twists pop.

4 Easy Ways to Style Your Twists

Source: @a.dai.sha

17. Small Marley Twists

Marley twists are a lot faster to take out than box braids, and you can always reuse the hair. Here is an example of small Marley twists in beautiful dark brown shade with caramel tips. They look super natural and are easy to style. Every now and then, jazz them up with some hair cuffs. The stylist used 6 packs of Jamaican twist Braid hair in color T27 to achieve this look. If you want to learn how she did this style, here is a YouTube tutorial.

18. Marley Twist Half Updo

Love the half up, half down look? Then this next pick is for you! This style has very thick Marley Twists that have been stylishly wrapped to make a unique look. A hairstyle like this will wow and give all the girls style envy. Something like this is great for any occasion, especially special ones. You could recreate this with smaller twists, too. Go for the larger ones if you want a bold look.

19. Chunky Marley Twists Ponytail

Not only the Marley twists look cool and are easy to maintain, but they are also long lasting. Marley twists can last up to 5-6 weeks and still look fresh. If you have fast growing hair, expect them to last 3-4 weeks.

20. Small Marley Twists Updo

Looking for something special? Then this next pick is for you. This hairstyle features small twists that have been styled into a stunning updo. A hairstyle like this is great for a special occasion such as a wedding. You could have fun with this and experiment to create your own twist updo.

Small Marley Twists Updo

Source: @mztarabelle

21. Simple and Pretty Style

Opt for Marley hair if you don’t want your weave to look like weave. The hair texture and twisting method allows the weave to blend perfectly with your natural hair, creating  a natural looking protective style.

Simple Marley Twist Style

Source: @kudzai_k

22. Medium Marley Twists

Marley hair is inexpensive, blends perfectly and is easy to install. Decide the size of your locs by the density of your hair. If your hair is on the thinner side, you can use medium or big sections. If you have dense hair then opt for smaller sections for small to medium twists.

23. Ways to Style Marley Twist Braids

As you can see, the styling options are endless. You can rock the high ponytail, low ponytail, half ponytail, high bun, low bun, space buns, half bun, half-up-half-down, and you can even braid them. Make sure to pin or save this image so you can get inspired when you need some styling inspo. If you prefer a video tutorial, you can find one here.

We hope you have been inspired by our Marley twist hairstyles.

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Rebecca Puttock


4 thoughts on "23 Hot Marley Twist Hairstyles to Try Right Now"

  1. Essence says:

    Omg I’m number 22! Lol! I’m just now seeing this I wish I would have been informed! Thanks for tagging my instagram page! 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful Styles for Beautiful Women!!!!

  3. Kacy says:

    Hi, do you have any recommendations on a particular brand of hair to do these hairstyles?

  4. Celeste green says:

    I have gray hair and a little black hair and I want I’m Marley kinky twist short but not too short to mix with my hair not real skinny. What would you suggest?

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