Impromptu Protective Style?….. Why Yes.

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Hey, beautiful readers!! Sorry for being gone the entire year. Life is crazy ya’know?

Anywhooooooo, I’m starting to get a hang of this natural hair thing (sorta kinda) and a while ago I realized when stretched my hair can finally go into a ponytail again!! Whoooohooooo!!! It was uncomfortably tight, but it was a ponytail and I was elated. It was definitely a stretch and I probably won’t be throwing my hair into too many ponytails any time soon so I needed to find a way to put my hair up.

I started with a two strand twistout, which didn’t fall the way I wanted, and I threw it up into a puff, but the it looked weird too because the middle of my hair is wavy instead of curly and those ends never match the rest of my hair no matter how long I twirl them around my finger when twisting. So my hair looked curly all around while the middle looked like I’d just been electrocuted 😆

The electrocuted look wasn’t the one I was going for so I decided to tuck all the ends under with some handy dandy bobby pins and voilà!!! I got this cute bun looking thing and I’m officially in love right now😍😍😍😍. I’ve been able to maintain this look for about a week now and my ends stay tucked away. A win win for me.

Anyway, that’s all I have to share for now, but I’ll be back (sooner this time) with another update.

Stay beautiful,

Eureka

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Protective Styling: Crochet Braids

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Protective style time, ladies and gents!!

So, it’s fall/winter time and I’ve found myself constantly fiddling around with my hair. The reason being since the weather has cooled down significantly (Bye summer!! See you next year!) and that means my hair has started to struggle with maintaining its moisture levels. I had tried to combat it initially by deep conditioning 2x a week with a moisture dc, but it still wasn’t up to par and the more I was messing with my hair the more breakage I started to see.

Then I just decided to say ‘heck to it all’ and went to my go-to protective style: crochet braids. To achieve this style I had my hair cornrowed straight back. I ended up with about 10 to 11 braids. Then I added the Model Model Braiding Hair in Soft Water by using a crochet latch hook to insert the extensions onto the braids and tying them off. It took about 2 hours and 30 minutes altogether to finish this style. Then I just cut it to frame my face.

I love this style because it’s really low maintenance. All I really have to do is spray my hair with my homemade spritz and my hair stays supple and moisturized. Also, since the extensions are crocheted into the hair I still have easy access to my scalp so I can easily co-wash and oil my scalp whenever it feels dry. Super easy. Depending on how well I can take care of this I have had this style last me from 3-9 months if properly maintained. I don’t believe I’ll be keeping it in that long, but I’ll see how it goes this time around.

Love,

Eureka