Finally, the warm weather is approaching and my hair is transitioning pretty well! I recently cut off my heat-damaged dead ends, in the hope of encouraging the curls that have been unable to grow. I figured that now would be a perfect time, in between winter and spring for protective styles. Full protective styles to me are those with absolutely no heat, for example, braids, twists, flexi rod set, perm rod set, twist outs, etc.
Using these styles during the transformation of one season into another will allow your hair to stay hidden, and will also allow the tips of your hair to remain undamaged. Remember, healthy ends keep the hair prosperous. The cold weather can sometimes cause extra dryness to your hair, which will make the ends brittle and thin. The main reason why many naturals love protective styles is because they allow the tips of your hair to remain stress-free, resulting in great success with hair length goals.
Let’s not forget that protective styles don’t always yield long lengths and if they are not done the right way they can result in even more damage to the hair.
Protective styles like the ones shown above give my hair a chance to grow and retain some length. Remember to keep your scalp hydrated and apply oil or some type of moisture to it. My favorite is mint tree oil.
Here is my most recent style: Senegalese Twists