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.
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.
This morning I noticed the trees around our home are shedding their leaves. Winter is fast approaching friends and mornings and evenings are becoming colder and colder. Just this past week, it was so cold in Johannesburg we had to wear winter boots and all. This just reminded me to make up my mind on how I will take care of my hair this coming winter to minimize breakage. Below are tips on how you can take care of your mane this winter.