Braid It till you make it

” That chick with da braids.” – Mario

I’m back! Today was such an interesting day for me guys. Church went well and I made the decision to be baptized. I’m really proud of myself for making this decision on my own. I’m now going to share with you guys my last favorite protective style; Braids.

Braids are very popular in the African American community. Also known as cornrows, this protective style is braided close to the scalp and can be put in many different designs. Braids require little maintenance as long as the natural hair is oiled and washed frequently. There are different types of style of braids- some include cornrows, box braids and micro braids. The only difference between them are the size of the braids themselves.

Although majority of men and women get braids in the summer time, they’re also nice to have in the winter as well. They allow us to protect our natural hair from the harsh winters and summers. Out of twists, weaves and braids, my favorite protective hairstyle is probably weave. I love being able to have long or short flowy hair while being able to protect my natural hair. I don’t think I’ve ever not had a protective style throughout my whole life. I’ve been switching it up for as long as I could remember.

Your soul sista,

Julia

 

Weave It Out

” Pat your weave ladies, pat pat.” – Beyoncé

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! I can finally say I’m not a teenager anymore- how exciting. So blessed to see 20 years. My friends threw me a surprise party last night and it was so nice. Now that I’m up and going lets start this day with another favorite protective style of mine and almost every other girl on the planet: WEAVE!untitled

A weave is human or synthetic hair that is used to change the appearance of your hair by adding additional hair to it. When getting a weave, majority of your hair is braided. After that, the weave is sewn into the braids resulting in a beautiful head of hair. Some advantages of wearing weave include promoting hair growth as it is a protective style. Weave can add volume to your natural hair and is very versatile. You still have the opportunity to cut and style it how you please and dye it as well.

Most women love wearing weaves and getting added extensions because we love being able to have long flowy hair while protecting ours at the same time. There’s really nothing bad with getting a weave. It’s actually become more popular and has turned into a trend in the past couple of years. I like it because it’s fun trying new styles and cuts while still protecting my natural hair as well. It’s also fun getting different styles of weave whether it’s Brazilian, Peruvian or Malaysian. Weave it out ladies!

Your soul sista,

Julia

 

Twist and Shout

” Don’t matter if it’s long, short. Do it, do it. Whip your hair! ” – Willow Smith

Hey guys! Hope everyone has had a blessed week. I’m super excited because I’ll be turning 20 tomorrow! Crazy how fast time flies. I’ve decided that this weeks topic is going to be solely on protective hairstyles. In the next 3 post, I will discuss different protective styles that I’ve tried myself.  A Protective style is any hairdo that can keep your ends tucked away and promotes hair growth. These hairstyles require little maintenance, which allows your hair to stay moisturized. Today I’m going to discuss a protective hairstyle that I decided to try for the first time this month: Marley Twists.

I decided to get Marley Twists at the beginning of April just to try a new look for my birthday. Marley Twists are just two strand twists that are created with Marley Hair. Marley Hair resembles African Americans natural hair texture more than regular braiding hair. For thicker twists you’ll obviously use more hair to make a more voluminous look. Another similar look to Marley Twists are Havana Twists. The only difference is that you use different hair to create that look and they are more costly. While most say Marley Twists are the most popular due to their affordability, Havana Twists might be the better investment to some based on its practicality.

Another protective style that doesn’t involve adding additional hair is the infamous twist out. Many naturalistas all over love twist outs because their a simple way to moisturize and style your hair. All you have to do is create multiple two strand twists throughout your head, let them air dry, then unravel them. Wallah! You have a fabulous twist out that defines your natural curl pattern. Twist Outs can last you a week with good maintenance too! Why not mix it up a bit and try some of these protective hairstyles ladies.untitled

Your soul sista,

Julia