Remember how I said fall would be all about the protective styles for me? Well I came across this style via a Youtube tutorial shared on KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com and it seemed like a quick and easy style to do so I decided to try it out. Armed with my $4.99 Marley Hair, a scrunchie, some leave in conditioner, and a few mini-combs we took to the mirror and gave it a shot!
As you all know I’ve been on the hunt for new protective styles to wear for the summer, as I plan to do as little manipulation to it as possible for as long as possible! So for my trip to Disney World last week I thought it to be a perfect time to get my hair done so I wouldn’t have to do anything to it for the whole week. I’ve tried a fro-hawk in the past and as my little brother says “it’s like the coolest hairstyle ever” so we gave it a go.
As ya’ll know, I’m partial to anything that’ll get me to not have to do my hair everyday (ie. get a dominican blow-out or ask my sister to braid my hair). So the last time my sister braided my hair she told me something I already knew but wasn’t ready to admit…my hair is shorter than it was the last time she braided it (about 6 months ago). I started noticing the last remnants of my pink streaks leaving a few months ago and I was still in denial BUT I’m coming clean…
Can I have your attention please? I’m experiencing breakage!!
Having had locks for the first 20 years of my life, anytime I brush my hair now I have a slight heart attack at any amount of hair that was left on the brush. It’s something I just wasn’t used to seeing, so I had no idea how much was ‘too much’. For the first 6 months or so after taking my locks out I deep conditioned my hair every Sunday religiously. Lately, unfortunately, I’ve been lazy (FYI lazy= less deep conditioning + more dominican blow outs) which has obviously had a negative effect on my hair (*cues sad violin music*). So with Step 1 being admitting the problem we’re moving on to Step 2- repairing my hair! I did a little research on how to stop breakage and here’s what I’m going to try: