2013 Protective Style 1: Weave & Braids

By . - Monday, January 14, 2013

By: Aisha via My Fro and I

Before the new year, I made the resolution to try and retain my hair length by doing more protective styles this year amongst other things. I started about a week early and had my first protective style put in on Christmas eve. It's been three weeks and I'm planning on removing the extensions in another three. So far, I'm really enjoying it. I figured I'd share a few photos of what I'm currently rocking.

I'm loving the speed in which I get ready in the mornings and the style really saved my fro from my lazy holiday hands. The length is ideal as it's gotten scorching hot in Jozi and it's conveniently tangle free. I'm not going to lie, I'm getting my familiar three week itch. Especially when I'm doing research into some length retention practices for my own hair and I see other naturals photos. I just have to be patient, I know it's ok under there :)


Good Hair Diaries Says...

In hopes of getting you all ready for the Grow With Me Protective Style Challenge, I thought that this post from Aisha of My Fro and I was a perfect way to give you guys some ideas on how to protective style. Leave your comments below and let us know what you think.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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  1. I know how you feel. I tried protective styling with braids but this November heat in Botswana put paid to such. Trying out roll, tuck and pin(s) and flat twist updos (fingers crossed)

    1. That's a great plan, Shathi. Tuck, roll and pin is pretty fail proof and allows you to moisturize daily. Best of luck and thanks for the comment!

  2. Ive chosen the phony ponytail as my protective d style. Im keeping up with my progress on myblog, mommyincolor.com and have suggested to my friends where to go if they wanted to follow along. I put in my faix ponytail 2 days ago and I wanted to know if I have to remove it at night to L.O.C. it or keep it until it was time to wash it every week

    1. Hi Jennice, you can absolutely wash, deep condition and do the L.O.C. method on your hair weekly before attaching your phony pony. It would be better if you could moisturize your hair every 3 to 4 days. Test it out and see if your hair is very dry or not.


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