As you may know, we are right in the middle of winter and I chose to do a protective style that will not only be a low manipulation style but also hide my hair to protect it from the harsh winter cold and the excessively dry indoor heating. I chose to do the style myself and need I say, it took me 8 hours to do and I am not doing it again on my own. Never. I have learnt my lesson. And because I did it myself, I also did not tie the synthetic hair quite enough at the back section so they were busy pulling out quite often. Although I loved the style to bits, I could not keep it fro longer than 2 weeks. I had to remove it and now I am back to my chunky twists aka Havana twists. I have learnt my lesson.
I did however record a video on how I did the Crochet braids using a bobby pin. A couple of readers of this blog had asked me if I know where they could find the crochet needle and I had no idea where but I had come across the bobby pin technique online and I thought I would give it a go first before I confidently recommend it.
- With the synthetic hair I used that looked similar to my twist outs, I could still look my usual self in the protective style
- It is a great way to hide your hair in a protective style. Kind of has same benefits as weft weaving.
- The cornrows I did helped me to get a lot of access to my scalp which helped with cleansing the scalp and basing it as well so that it does not become dry
- less pulling of hair around the edges. The synthetic hair does not weigh down individual strands or small sections of hair.
- As I mentioned earlier, it took more time than any protective style should take. So if you are a bit tied on time, I don’t think it is worth it. Rather get someone to help you install it as doing it yourself only adds on the time.
Is this type of protective style for you?
Many blessings to you and yours