6 Month Protective Style Challenge



All the protective style addicts in the building raise your hands! Both of my hands are up and I'm waving them, frantically. Being a lazy natural means that protective styles are an absolute God send. Give me yarn braids that never grow old and I shall be happy forever or at least until I start missing my natural hair. 

On the first of this month I began a six month protective style challenge. Braids will be the go to option rather than wigs or weaves because personally they are so much easier to maintain! The braids will be kept in for 4-6 weeks then natural hair will be rocked for 1-2 weeks before the next style is installed. Of course properly maintaining our hair while in protective styles is super important, so you can definitely expect a post on how a lazy natural cares for her hair while rocking  protective styles. Length retention is a goal this year so the challenge is a way of ensuring that I don't wake up one day and decide that a mo-hawk is a good idea .  Actually it's an excellent idea!

Currently got this 90's inspired box braid bob thing going on and I absolutely love the way it looks, but cannot wait to take it out! Due to the length the braids get caught on everything. I mean everything; clothes, bedding, each other, other people. It's becoming annoying but it looks so neat.



If you're planning your own protective style challenge or just looking for some inspiration have a look at the protective styles I did in 2014. ( Left to right; top: box-braids using kanekalon braiding hair, yarn locs, crochet braids using afro kinky bulk hair. Bottom:  yarn braids 1, yarn braids 2, crochet braids using Bijoux Jamaican Bulk hair.) You can check out the yarn locs here and here , crochet braids here and peep some yarn braids here.



 Super excited about this protective style challenge! 

What are your hair plans for 2015?

11 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous!!! :D

    My plans are to do more protective/low manipulation styles this year, regular trims and to include more castor oil (my blended mix) into my routine.

    All the best on your challenge!

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    1. Yes to more trims and JBCO! Thanks! Hope you achieve your goals for this year!

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  2. What type of hair did you use for your crotchety braids?

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    1. For the first one I used an Afro Kinky Bulk Braid and for the second Marley Hair.

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    1. Good luck with your transition!! I wish I had for at least a few months!

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  4. What are the accessories called in your hair?๐Ÿ˜

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  5. What are the accessories called in your hair?๐Ÿ˜

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  6. How did you achieve this look for the shoulder length box braids? what kind of hair did you use and for exactly did you burn the ends to achieve this look? I hope i'm not bothering you with all these questions but I love this style

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