Hello All My Darling Divas!
This is probably going to be the most informational blog post that I’ve done! Why? because I want to make sure that all my darlings have little to no hair issues this summer! Basically I’m creating the blog post that I wish I had for my past summers of hair epic failure! This post is filled with lots of info and inspirational pictures so that you can solve all your hair issues! The video below is just a bit of an intro and under it is where all the info and pics begin!
Before you put in your protective style
Ok so before you go forward with your protective styling, you want to make sure that you prep your hair for being away for awhile. So what I do is make sure my hair is COMPLETELY clean. Wash and deep condition your hair, that way its fully protected during its time of being up. Next thing you want to do is give your hair a nice trim. The whole idea of a protective hairstyle is to put your hair away so that it can take a break and grow. And so give your hair a nice little trim so that it can grow healthy and long while its in its a protective style. And the last tip is to make sure that your hair stays moisturized before and during its in it’s protective styling. That means if your installing your weave, braids or twist, make sure your using some type of pomade or daily moisturizer to twist or braid your hair during the installing process. And while your hair is in the protective style, don’t neglect your hair! Keep on giving it moisture and the much needed attention that it deserves. You don’t want your hair to become brittle and dry during this process. The point is to help your hair grow healthy and strong! Not put it in an even worse state
Box braids are a wonderful transitioning hair style and my personal fave! Whenever I want length, or get tired of doing my hair and want to put it up, I always go for Box Braids! Their versatile, can easily be put in different hairstyles, I just honestly love them so much! And with Patra Braids ( Solange Braids) being really big this season, everyone really has been getting their hair in this braided style. Now this summer I have had the honor of experimenting with blonde box braids (now that my hair is blonde) and before I was really scared and really not sure how I would look, but im glad I got it! So if you have colored hair like me, then go for it! You may end up loving it and starting a new trend!
Now if you want to go for a different look, then the two strand twist is the answer to your problems, this look can be worn with extensions, or with your natural hair, and is a great no-weave alternative to a protective style. The lovely thing about two strand twist is that when you take it out, you have a wonderful curl pattern and curly fro! So its a two in one hairstyle. Now this hair style can be braided up on the sides, to give a funky unique style, like the pic in the middle. Or can be braided like the box-braids above. Either way to twist it up, you are sure to get a unique look that will look awesome during the summer!
Updo’s ( with your natural hair)
Ok so if you wanna go for the option of keeping your hair out, and want to put it up, then you can always go for an updo. when I had my hair out before I put in my braids, I had it in an updo and its a great way to get your hair out your way, but still keep it in its fabulous poofy state. Now for this one I have my Updo, hair tutorial, and that blog post link is above the video below, for you to see pictures.
Weaves and Wigs
So the last protective styling option that I am going to suggest is a sew-in weave or a wig. Now I’m no weave expert, but I will say that this is probably one of the best ways to change your look up completely! Wearing a weave or a wig gives you the freedom to wear your hair relaxed, curly, colored, short or long. You can also use weave to add volume to your natural hair, giving you a full look. Weave and wings gives you the option to completely change your look without actually changing your hair! That’s the beauty and wonderful side of weaves and wigs. Now your weave and wig can be ordered online, or custom made or brought in store. What I did when I got my first weave, was I searched for different hairstyles in the google search engine, and went for any pictures that were close to look that I wanted to go for. Just get some hair-inspiration and use that as your guide! Below is some pictures of different weaves and wigs, so it can jump-start your hair ideas!