Well, fellow chasers there comes a time in every Curly's life when you simply must use protective styles. It would seem that that time has come for me. Now, for those of you who are familiar with my natural hair likes, you know that I hate protective styles. Wearing coils every week is obviously not the vision even though it is my favorite. I was getting ready to go to a friend's wedding, and I needed a worthy style. Fast forward to a long night of style hunting until I found a cute style tutorial from Gabrielle of strawberricurls.com (Thanks, girl!). What was this magical style that changed the game for me? It was a wrapped twist out and it fairly rocked. I tossed a couple of hair accessories in and my hair was ready to party.
If you're like me, your curls don't hold styles for very long. So what's a curly to do when you cleanse every four days anyway? The answer, I found, was pretty simple...alternate. If I didn't do the same style each time I cleansed, I wouldn't become discouraged. I want to retain length and protect my tresses from this crazy cold winter. However, keeping my sanity intact is a huge plus. Last weekend, it was a wrapped twist out, which is sort of like a regular twist out except you wrap the twists around your head in the direction you want it to fall and pin them in place. This week it was two pony puffs. While the puffs are easier, I will be trying a different style come cleanse day. Why? I get bored preeeeettttty easily especially with my hair. I like to keep my relationship with Jada interesting. Plus, I get to experiment while my hair is shorter. My advice is this...if you want to protect your ends but hate redoing the same style week after week, you might find it easier to do if you keep it simple and creative.
Later Days, Curl Chasers