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    Posted: Jan 02 2013 at 2:01am
But I did my own marley twists! Some of you out there think this is an easy feat, but I have zero hair skills, so this was a major accomplishment for me. I should have made this thread in the twists section, but nobody really goes down there.

Anyway, I watched a bunch of youtube videos, bought some Freetress Marley Hair, and took New years eve to figure it out.  These pictures are from when I finished, and the 2nd set are from today after I got home from the gym. It took me almost 7 hours to complete them. It should have taken half that time, but again, I didn't expect to be able to do it at all.

    

If anybody has any tips on how to get these in a little tighter, please let me know. There are a few in the back that are really loose and I can't seem to keep them from slipping.

 

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I think you did a great job!!

I am always in awe of people who are able to put in their own extensions as I always struggle...I do know that if you start by braiding your own hair into the twisted hair and keeping it taut before you start to twist it should be a bit tioghter and close to the scalp...I am sure one of the vets will chime in shortly.
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You can base braid the ones in the back to make them more secure.
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Great job!!
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looks good
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I base braided mine but in addition to that, to keep them from slipping while i was twisting, I took a duck bill clip and put it at the base of the braid against  my scalp. It made it so I could finish the twist without having the tension of my twisting pull the twist down a half inch to an inch from my roots. .
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Thanks for the advice! How long did you guys keep these in? I work out every day and wash my scalp once a week, but even then, they harbor some stankness after running 3-4 miles or 2 hours of cycling/aerobics.

Is there a trick to making them last longer? I noticed people on youtube didn't wash theirs very often...
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well doneClap
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Originally posted by natosha99 natosha99 wrote:

Thanks for the advice! How long did you guys keep these in? I work out every day and wash my scalp once a week, but even then, they harbor some stankness after running 3-4 miles or 2 hours of cycling/aerobics.

Is there a trick to making them last longer? I noticed people on youtube didn't wash theirs very often...

Instead of washing them after every workout you can use some sort of scented face toner/astringent to cleanse your scalp. I wear my hair in box braids (no extensions) and I do that and it keeps my scalp fresh..I still co-wash once or twice a week.
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Very good looking! 
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