How New Naturals Can Save Money On Protective Styling
Common transitioning styles are buns, braid outs, roller sets, sew-ins, or rocking your hair straight but those styles can become old quickly, and some can create more damage than good. When you find yourself in a long-transitioning rut and eager to hold on longer to those relaxed ends, we’ve got a few ideas and styles that will get you through the long haul and all are super protective for this upcoming fall and winter.
Braids and Twists Protective StylesProtective style can mean a lot of things but for this post we simply mean box braids, Senegalese twists, crochet braids etc. These styles do not have to be damaging as long as they are installed properly and not too tight, kept in as long as suggested and hair underneath is never neglected. These styles can be installed professionally but with time and a little work on your part they can be installed by you. They last longer than regular styles, look amazing, and will give you some versatility.
MahoganyCurls recently installed some Senegalese twists herself and she shares her techniques and some answers to common questions on how to install, how to care for daily and how long the install took.
Bantu Knot (outs)Whether you choose to rock them ‘as is’ or in a Bantu knot out, this is an excellent style that will nurture both textures and create a uniform curl. Most transitioners will opt for twistouts or braidouts but this style is another way to curl hair and give a uniform curl more than a wave like twists or braids. Bantu knots are popular and perfect for fall and winter as they protect your ends and can last for days.
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PrettieMajor shares her Bantu knot out on freshly washed hair. Her knots were not installed for wearing as just ‘knots’ but as the ‘knot out’ so they were not divided in an artistic pattern.
What styles are you stuck on Newbies?