End of 2010 beginning of 2011, I participated in a 6 month protective style challenge that helped me learned how to care for my natural hair. During that time my hair not only grew, I was able to get my hair in the best condition it has been in a very long time.
Now that the cold weather has set in I’m going back to protective styling for another 6 months. This time I am starting this month, December 2011 and ending sometime May 2012. I am going to go by the same rules as the last challenge and post updates along the way (in case you missed it you can read about it here).
Last week I started the challenge by wearing simply french braids accessorized with pearl beads. I applied a little leave in conditioner and whipped shea butter to hair before braiding. Made a quick and really pretty hair accessory by sliding one pearl bead onto a hairpin. The beads were purchased from a craft store and hairpins are from the local beauty supply.