Cuban twist hairstyles are a type of hair extension used in protective hairstyles. The Cuban braids use to create Havana twists, which have become increasingly popular since the style first appeared. There are all kinds of twist hairstyles: Senegalese, Josh, and Marley twists, to name a few. Cuban braid hair is a protective hairstyle used by most people with textured hair. Protective hairstyles are designe to hide the ends and prevent breakage. The general purpose of hair is to promote long, healthy hair by protecting the ends from damage. You may be familiar with everyday protective hairstyles like twists, braids, and wigs.
Waves and curls climb a position in our streets. There is no need to be absolute and say that straight hair will cause no long damage. Currently, what requires is to opt for a natural trend according to the texture of each strand. Most Cuban women have wavy, curly and mixed hair, and it is time for them to show themselves as they are without forcing it with aggressive products. Or iron it to a shape which is not natural.
Waves and curls are in fashion in all types of cuts, long, medium and short hair; those who dare with the sharp, bohemian lines return in the round and weathered cuts. It is a different style that does not intend to meet traditional beauty canons. Depending on the amount and hairstyle, you can give a casual, fun or elegant image.
How long do Cuban twist last?
Depending on the length of time that you will keep the Twist extensions in—four to eight weeks, usually— I would say cleanse before installation, three to four weeks after installation, and so forth,
- Naturalness above all, take care and identify yourself with your type of curl, be it lose, tousled, natural or wild.
- After washing, comb it with a wide-toothed plastic comb to avoid attacking this hair. Which by nature tends to get tangled due to the lack of natural oils due to the mix of races in our country.
- Apply conditioner to your hair and leave it on for more than 5 to 10 minutes to penetrate better and hydrate deeply, then rinse it thoroughly. Only leave in the hair those that say they do not rinse. If they do not rinse, they can harm the curl by drying them out more.
- We recommend that once a week, before washing your hair, apply an egg yolk mask with honey for 30 to 45 minutes with a plastic cap. Remove it with plenty of water, and then proceed with the usual washing, which is ideal for dehydrated hair.
- To maintain daily curl control when the hair is dehydrated, we recommend the oil extracted from coconut. This natural product has no contraindications, helping you to control the volume and define the curl.
- When the curl is silkier, we do not recommend heavy-fat products and look for these effects more naturally.
- There is also wavy and curly hair with excess natural fats on the scalp; in these cases, washing should be more frequent, depending on the need of each one.
Afrocuban Beauty, Cuban Commitment to the Art of Braiding
This venture with cosmetic and aesthetic beauty services vindicates the art of braiding as a cultural expression of the African legacy.
Afrocuban Beauty is a Cuban enterprise focuse on raising awareness among its clients to eliminate prejudices about hair braiding and promoting this cultural and aesthetic expression of African heritage.
It is a project create by the young Odelaine Herrera in 2019, which became a creative response amid a pandemic. In times of distancing and restrictions caused by covid-19, social networks served the entrepreneur to communicate with spectators eager to learn about the particularities of hair braiding. The first challenge for the creator of Afrocuban Beauty was the meticulous research she undertook before showing her aesthetic proposal.
I started searching the internet for content to educate myself because I didn’t know how to braid. I started practising with my mom as a model until I decided to make them for other people and enter the market. From my first job, I had excellent public acceptance, which prompted me to expand the range of services.
Facing the Community
After a time of study, the young woman decided “to extend this knowledge to all people, to inform them about how many centuries of history hide behind these hairstyles.”
In this regard, she highlights that “braids are not only an option for a change of image, nor a healthy option. Especially for black women who want to stay away from aggressive hair products. Such as those that use permanent straightening.
Braiding work, according to the creator of Afro Cuban Beauty, demands many hours and great effort. It is exhausting. For this reason, she devised the holding of informative workshops –free–to promote this type of service. Thus, under her leadership, the Cuban Braiding project was born.
We hope you know a little more about Cuban twist hairstyles! Although many protective hairstyles are available, Havana twists have their unique charm. While aesthetically pleasing, Havana twists intend to promote hair growth and protect the ends from potential damage.