My New Protective Style!
Hello Everyone! It's March Already? Wow. Here in Texas we didn't have much of a winter, It was in the 80's today and we hung out in the 70's for most of February. So what am I protecting my hair from? ME!! lol. I flat out enjoy the break from the daily manipulation. Truth is, I don't need a special season to go into a long term protective style. It is whenever I want a break from doing my hair!
For most of you who've followed me or this blog, you know braids have always been my favorite long term protective style, but because my hair has grown a lot longer I had to let go of my love for curly individual braids. But when I started to notice this "new way"(well new to me!) of doing crochet braids, I had to try them out, and I LOVE Them! They are a lot simpler to install on my self than individuals and are not as time consuming. Before going into braids I deep conditioned, moisturized, added a leave in, heat protectant and did a "tension method" blow out. When blow drying I used medium heat and didn't blow dry straight, just enough to stretch to prevent tangles when braiding.
I then added cornrows to my hair. This was the first time that I've added cornrows to my hair since being 100 % natural. Not as quick as adding them to relaxed hair, but I got through it! : )
After adding my cornrows, I pinned my braids upward and crocheted my curly synthetic braiding hair. I then cut and shaped it!
Not bad for my first crack at adding any kind of extensions to my own hair, I'm loving this braid style because it looks very natural.
I'm excited because my hair thrives in braided protective styles, and this one has lower risks of damage because the hair is crocheted onto my cornrows,(which are not tight) I can still style the hair without worrying about any of my hair or edges being pulled. I will probably do these throughout the spring and summer off and on...with regular Ayurvedic and deep conditioning treatments in between. If you are local, and want to know how you can achieve this style, please look me up at Styleseat.com/healthyhappyhair.com
Until Next time.. Keep it Healthy and Happy!