Look who’s protective styling this week! Me 😱 Can you believe it?
This is my 3rd day & I’m planning to wear this style until Saturday if it holds up. 🙏
This was totally not planned. I’m finding that as my hair is getting longer it’s tangling more & more. This tangling has caused some breakage that I’m certainly not happy about. I believe that because my hair has a tight coily curl the strands are wrapping around each other. This of course creates knots & tangles the longer my hair gets.
I’ve come to the conclusion that my wash n’ go days are coming to an end or at least will have to be very far & few going forward. Especially, if I hope to meet my goals if retaining length and growing my hair to waist length. 😔 I’m sad because I love my wash n’ goes.
I plan to wear more stretched styles like braidouts & twistouts. This means that when I’m done washing my hair I will have to apply conditioner as normal then braid or twist it into sections. If you follow my blog or Youtube channel you know that my hair takes a long time to dry. Usually, one full day in a wash n’ go. When it has been braided or twisted it takes at least 2 days to be 100% dry.
To achieve this style I had my hair sectioned into 12 random braids. To keep the ends from coiling I rolled the ends using cold wave rods to stretch the curl.
Of course, when I woke up the next morning my hair wasn’t dry so, I couldn’t take my braids down.
Healthy Hair Tip: Never take braids/twist down unless your hair is 100% dry because it causes frizz. Frizz causes tangles, messy looking hair, breakage, & is prone to dryness.
My hair would have been frizz nation had I taken it down because it was still pretty wet. Hence, the protective style!
What’s a girl to do? I was in a rush to get to work so I took out the cold wave rods & split my braids down the middle. I then gathered a section on one side & began to roll inward starting at the top working my way to the bottom. Once I got to the end I folded it up and stretched over to the other side & secured with bobby pins.
I repeated this same step on the opposite side.
For the edges I smoothed with gel using a toothbrush.
This style has now lasted me 3 days!💃
To keep it overnight I tie it with my satin scarf & take it off in the morning!
I’m hoping it will last all week & I’ll take it down Saturday for some fun. I’m sure I’ll have a great braidout that may last even longer! ☝️😀