Temperatures are warming up and natural hair is finally OUT! Take this opportunity to use products that may not work for you in winter. Typically, lighter moisturizers and heavy oils work well as it starts to get warmer.
A woman’s hair is her identity. Who wants bald edges? That will happen if you don’t protect them. For example, I recently got my hair braided and was super worried about my edges. One side of my head is much more sensitive than the other. So I asked my stylist to leave alone my edges and to not braid tight around that area.
For many women, protective styles are an awesome method for length retention. There are women who wear protective styles for a few weeks and some for a few months. It just depends on the style and how often you want to change your style.
Long-term protective styling is fairly easy to achieve - it just depends on you. Some women get bored very easily and others don’t. For you ladies who do get bored with hairstyles, quickly try the following tips to make your styles last.
You are guaranteed to have large amounts of hair growth during protective styling. These styles typically last up to 8 weeks or sometimes more. Whether you are using your own hair or extensions, your hair can break off and be tangled, when you remove the style.
As we welcome spring its time for warm nights, beach waves and lots of sun! If you are like me and love to travel you don’t want to be worried about your hair. The best part about protective styling is that the style itself lasts you up to 8 weeks if you care for the style properly (which doesn’t take much work).
Some may think that crochet braids are a new style considering how much they are trending currently, but that isn’t the case. Crochet braids have been around for years and for many women that’s been their go-to style to prevent long hours in the salon chair.
I personally believe the natural hair community is taking this style to a whole other level. This style is so beautiful and versatile. Women are becoming more and more creative with their styling techniques for installing crochet braids.
Have you recently transitioned or BC’d (big chopped) and still not sure of your curl pattern?
No worries, I know it’s frustrating but you aren’t alone. Really. Every woman or girl who has taken the leap to go natural has had this issue. Honestly, I know some who have been natural for 3 years plus and still are very unsure about their curl type.
As you embark on this new journey you will have lots of questions, and you will want to stop at some point and just give up. When you reach that point, don't give up - ask questions and become a product/protective style junkie.