It’s winter time in South Africa and all the hype of protective styling is with us. Protective styles are a great way to retain length because they protect your hair against either the harsh weather elements, over manipulation or rubbing against your clothes which tend to hurt your ends and cause breakage. You may protect your ends in so many different ways, like, cornrows, braids, twists, bun, or weaves, whether you choose to add extensions or not, the list is not exhaustive.However, for you to get maximum benefits from a protective style, you need to make sure the fundamentals of healthy hair care are still adhered to. There are so many things that people do or neglect to do when their mane is in a protective style and though they gain some length after they undo their twists or braids, in about two weeks, all their gained length seems to be lost to breakage and their hair just seems to be going nowhere. Sounds familiar? Here are some tips you need to know to win with protective styling.
Hey you all! So I promised to inform you of what I will end up doing with my hair to protect it against Johannesburg’s chilly weather. I know I am a bit late in updating you but I have been so hectic busy with Assignments and my college project. And you know I got a full day job so it has been hectic hey. Anyway, I decided to braid my hair. I know, I know I said I did not really have time on my hands to sit and have them done. As you can see in the pics, I had really chunky/big ones done and it took me about two hours to be done. I also had two ladies working on my hair so that helped with the time concern.
There are days when I just won’t be bothered about much hair handling especially if I have a lot of things to do on my schedule. Such a day was yesterday. I wore this hairstyle mainly because I was busy and it was a day before wash day so I thought of just putting my hair up into a bun. But there was a problem. Not a new problem though but something I was hoping had resolved. This problem is, my hair is not long enough to hold it all in a bun at the back of my head. And since I did not want a high bun, I had to make do with this “twist” to the bun and I mean it literally. Today I want to share with you how I went around doing this to come up with something with the length that I have. This style is also great as a protective style because the ends are tucked away and protected from the weather elements.