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I tried Crochet MamboTwists and I regret it! – Quick Hair Review.

I rarely do reviews, talk less a hair related review yet when I tried the Darling Crochet Mambo Twists and it did not meet up to my expectation this review was definitely neccessary.

Hi there, I finally managed to get myself together and type something. I suppose anger and displeasure certainly motivate us to take action.

We’re a few days into 2018. How’s everyone feeling?

Honestly, I’m indifferent. Let’s get to the review shall we?

The Darling Hair brand is a Nigerian brand that produces braiding hair extensions and synthetic hair weaves. With the new wave of crochet, the brand obviously decided to produce something for their customers. They have about 4 crochet hair extensions that I’m aware of.

darling nigeria crochet mambo twist

The other day on Instagram, I was thinking out loud and just musing over which protective hairstyle to do next.

A lot of people recommended wigs and I’m all for that. Yet, I urgently needed to put my hair in a protective style due to the change in weather here in Nigeria (Harmattan is here guys) so I decided to give Crochet Twists a shot.

Wrong Move!

I opted for Mambo twists because I had been seeing it a lot on the ‘Gram and YouTube and I just had to try it.

Unfortunately, the only brand I could get was the Darling brand. What mainly attracted me was the shiny look that made it feel less synthetic. Unlike other Nigerian brands that have a kinky look.

darling nigeria crochet mambo twistThis crochet extension cost me N1,300 per pack. There are 15 strand twists in each pack and it is 17″ long.

 

darling nigeria crochet mambo twist.5
Source – Jiji.com.ng

I had to purchase 4 packs (for obvious reasons) and it still wasn’t full enough. My younger sister helped me install it, saving me hair salon money.

Pros of the Darling Nigeria Crochet Mambo Twists

  • It is easy to install
  • It has a shiny, non-synthetic look
  • It has a bouncy feel

Cons of the Darling Nigeria Crochet Mambo Twists

  • It is quite expensive. This is in comparison to it’s quality
  • It is heavy – Like it literally pulls my neck backwards. No Jokes!!
  • It gets frizzy like almost immediately after installation
  • It is difficult to style – The bouncy/stretchy nature makes it difficult to style. I legit cannot put it in a bun. I’m considering trying “Space buns” though, I’ll definitely be needing a ton of rubber bands.

Will I be purchasing this product again?Β  –Β Hell to the No!!!

darling nigeria crochet mambo twist
Source – Giphy.com

 

Will I be resuing the one I already purchased – Yup! I’ll just trim it, endure and try to make it work. Money cannot waste! I might also unravel it and see how that pans out.

How do I currently maintain this hair?

At the moment, I no longer own a satin bonnet, so at night I tie my hair in a silk scarf. When I’m leaving the house, I spritz my hair with my KUI Tea tree & Cinnamon Leave-in Conditioning Mist and apply Castor oil to my edges.

 

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I had the twists installed and I’m looking to carry it for another 2.

I haven’t given up on crochet hair yet as I’m open to try other brands like the ones mentioned here and here.

So, that’s how I spent almost 6 thousand naira on this hair (minus hair salon expenses) and I’m not enjoying it. 😦 Best belive I’m keeping my money for a wig next time.

I hope hair extension brands take a cue from this and ensure they give their consumers their money’s worth.

Also, I want to appeal to content creators and influencers alike to ensure their product reviews are 100% honest so as not to mislead hustling women like me.

Tried crochet mambo twists?Β What was your experience?

Do you have any affordable yet quality crochet brands to recommend?

I’ll love to hear from you.

Untill next time,

WanShyGirl

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc2Lb0WgQ9P/?taken-by=wanshygirl

 

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26 thoughts on “I tried Crochet MamboTwists and I regret it! – Quick Hair Review.”

  1. Chai!!! I can imagine the annoyance of spending money on hair extension or product and not getting quality. It’s very frustrating. I’m also currently rocking crochet braids but not this size or brand. I also try to review products as honestly as I can because I read product reviews most times before I purchase a product.

    Pele dear!!! 5,200

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  2. Chai!!! I can imagine the annoyance of spending money on hair extension or product and not getting quality. It’s very frustrating. I’m also currently rocking crochet braids but not this size or brand. I also try to review products as honestly as I can because I read product reviews most times before I purchase a product.
    Pele dear!!! 5,200 no be small money.

    http://www.fehintolaogunye.com/

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  3. This felt like the time I admired a hair on some girl and I inquired the name of the braids and she gave me a general name. Forgot to ask the brand. Also crotchet. When I rustled the money and got 4packs and made, it was the most horrible sight ever.
    But I soldiered on with it because baby girl spent a lot on the β€œhead” and she wasn’t about to throw it all away!

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    1. Thanks babe! Really wanted to try something different but look where it got me. Yeah, I’m thinking of using the “lips” as my blog sign off. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate you πŸ’•

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    1. Same problem I had. So sorry about that, just try to sleep with a satin bonnet and keep it moisturized. MONEY CANNOT WASTE! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate.

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  4. Lol. Expression Luna is also a good pick. But as with all crotchet braids, your neck has to almost be dislocated for it to be fine (pretty hurts, right?) i.e it has to be full. You cannot sha use 4 strands because you want it to be “packable”. So, my recommendation is that if you cannot endure the strain, Then run, infact fly away from Crotchet braids.

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