I’ve been on fire with this protective style thing lately!
I am failing to decide on a long term protective style for winter so I looked for temporary ones online to keep my hair covered till I decided on a long term style. It all started with the picture below….
I liked this one because the cornrows were a decent size, not too thick nor thin and thank you to the magic of afro kinky extensions the rolled hump at the top would be easy to imitate. I got a comb, left over afro kinky extensions and went to my cousin with the picture. The result is below:
We divided my hair into 2 sections, one being the front section and the second being the rest of the hair. My cousin cornrowed the rest of my hair from the sides towards the back stopping at the middle of my head. She then cornrowed the ends into one row going from the base of my head to the top of my head. She then put afro kinky extentions in the front section, only twisting up to the length of my hair leaving the rest out. I could then pin the twists which ever way I wanted during the week to switch up the style. Case in point:
I then unbraided a few days later when my hair got itchy and a little messy. I didn’t feel so bad unbraiding it so soon given that it only takes 30 minutes to get it done (plus I get it done for free-shout out to my cuz!) I had it in a twist out for one day then followed it up with a scarf and afro kinky hump…
The following day I was attending an event and wanted something lady like but simple. Again I reached for my afro kinky extensions! I pinned the back of my hair upwards and tucked in the ends. I took the front sections and loosely attached a bunch of twists which I then piled and pined into a high bun of sorts on top of my head. It blended easily with my hair and I even fooled some people 🙂
I’m having so much fun I’m already wondering what to do next! Maintenance is super easy! I oil my scalp with my HHM oil mix every 2 days and spray twice a day. When it begins to itch, I will unbraid, wash, condition, and get back into it!
What are you doing with your hair during winter?