So if you know anything about natural hair you have heard of the phrase "protective styling". Here is my take on the topic. Does protective styling promote hair growth? DUH! Okay, so, if you leave your hair alone it will thank you. You will have less breakage, and split ends will be a thing of the past! O yea, it is true. If you do not believe me take a protective style challenge! Take pics of your hair now showing length and overall appearance. Then wear protective styles for about three months and see the difference. Okay, we know that protective styling is good, but it seems rather boring, right. Well, that is when creativity and HOTT hair accessories step in. Here are some photos of some of my protective styles starting from 3 months natural till now.
This was one of my first updos. I set my hair in braids and pinned up.
Twists at 4 months
Twists at 8 months
The start of a love for twist outs! Did i say LOVE!
Box Braids are an awesome protective style.
Buns! Buns! Buns! Once your hair is at a length where you can do buns, DO THEM! I'm just saying... Buns are the BEST protective style. They are quick and easy. I recommend doing them on stretched hair. So, use your old twist outs, braid outs, and blow outs to do buns! Here are some I have worn.
Twists on stretched hair
Medium twists pinned down. This is one of my favs, by the way. Quick and easy!
What have we learned today? Protection is the key! If your goal is to obtain new lengths I challenge you to start protecting your hair. How long? I would say at least the first 2 years of your natural journey. Why? Because you are setting the foundation for your hair. "A strong foundation increases strength!" (By Me) Today, I encourage you to start on your foundation, and know that you will have happy growing!
Videos to come and other updates. Please JOIN and tell a friend!
Until next time...