Marley twists became a trend in 2013 around the same time as its close counterpart Havana twists.
Marley twists are a two-strand twist using natural-looking Marley extensions. Marley hair has a kinky, coarse texture that is similar African-American hair.
Marley twists are often confused with Havana twists. Some stylists use the terms interchangeably, but there is a slight difference. While Havana twists use a special type of hair that can only be found online, the hair needed for Marley twists can be found at any local beauty supply store, and often at a discount.
Marley twists are versatile, allowing one to wear twists down or in a high ponytail or bun. Recently, many women have begun to accessorize their Marley twists with clips or cowrie shells. With proper care, Marley twists should last approximately 8 weeks.