It’s been said before and it’ll be said again—natural hair just offers a wide array of versatility that’s hard to beat. You can wear it out with the texture that sprouts from your head or you can get a protective style done that lets your hair rest while looking effortlessly chic.
Marley twists are one option that offer a similar appearance to that of dreadlocks, but is much easier to install since it only requires two strands to wrap around each other instead of one strand being locked down with beeswax. Aside from being a low maintenance and temporary style, these twists get their fluffy character from the required hair extensions that are aptly named after reggae legend Bob Marley, which are close in texture to natural hair. The end result is typically a fun and free hairstyle that is reminiscent to their musical namesake.
If Marley twists have been on your list of protective styles, here are 20 different looks you can look toward for inspiration.
Ultra-Chunky Marley Twists
If you’re a believer that bigger is better, you might want to apply this philosophy to your Marley twists. Just note that although you’ll be making a bold statement, larger twists are harder to maintain and usually don’t have the longevity medium- or small-sized twists do.