6 months of Protective Styles

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.





Are you doing any protective styling this winter?


  • JenJen

    December 12, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I don't know how to corn row and I just learned how to flat twist. So as far as protective styles I'm limited. Good luck on your challenge.

  • 1BlessedNatural

    December 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I'm loving the French braids. I've been switching between protective styles and regular styles. My protective styles include flat twists, hats lol, and finger coils.

  • Curls and Coils

    December 13, 2011 at 4:37 am

    @JenJen it took me years and a lot of practice to learn how to cornrow my own head.

    @1BlessedNatural I love finger coils those are my favorite ps.