I’m surprised to say we are 2 weeks into the New Year and I’ve still be rocking my 4 weeks post texlaxed hair. I don’t know why but I felt some type of way but I needed to come into the New Year with my own hair. Maybe this will give me the incentive to enjoy my own hair that grows from my head. (Don’t get it twisted though, my unit will be back on this weekend!!!).
Protective styling is a term we hairnistas use to describe protecting the ends of our hair to retain length and promote growth of our hair. That in addition to the products we use to treat and maintain our hair helps in our hair journey.
My protective styling measures are pretty limited. I tend to do twist outs more in the warmer months since my hair can be a little damp when I take the twists out. It’s also the time of year where I am doing more cowashing or wash and gos.
For the last two weeks, I’ve done a series of buns. I’ve heard too much bunning is not good so I still take preventative measures when doing this choice of styling. I hardly ever use pins to secure my buns, I’ll usually just wrap my hair underneath and tuck it under the bun. From my high bun to my low bun , I would usually refresh it in the morning using my finger combing method, applied my Jamacian Black Castor Oil to my roots and then proceeded with my LOC Method (more to come on that in a future post but if you’re interested in knowing what I use for this check out this video here for more details).
My other choice of protective styling is braids. More often than not my hair is braided up underneath my units but since I haven’t rocked one yet this year I chose to braid it up in my favorite style. I love the look of Goddess Braids!!! Even better, I can actually maintain this style for about 2-3 days before needed to refresh the look.
Since I’ve begun doing my own hair over two years ago (find out why here) I’m learning my hair more and am looking forward to experimenting with my styles to rock when I’m letting my hair breathe from the braids, buns and units. Do you have any ideas for a style? How do you normally rock your tresses? Give me some ideas down below.
Until next time, Stay Blessed Beauties