I haven’t written much about my hair on the blog recently, this is because I haven’t been doing much to my hair to really chat about here. If you didn’t know, I have been experiencing postpartum shedding for the past 4 months – basically my hair is a mess. In order to go through this phase as seamlessly as possible, I have chosen to keep my hair hidden under protective styles. My current protective styles of choice have been wigs and crochet braids, both are very simple to maintain and give me access to my hair. Read on to know a bit more about how my hair is doing.
Since we are in the throes of winter in the southern hemisphere, a lot of us are in protective styles to keep our hair hidden from the harsh elements. Protective styles can be great for length retention, minimising manipulation etc., however – if the taking down is not done right, you can undo all the benefits that the protective style bestowed on your hair.
This month was fairly uneventful when it came to my hair, I have been protective styling for nearly the whole month. I did not do much to my actual hair, it was well hidden under the crochet braids. This was my first protective style since going natural, I must say that I am pretty proud of myself for keeping the PS on for 5 and a half weeks. I did miss my hair terribly towards the end and I was itching to uninstall.
I’ve had the crochet braids for close to 5 weeks now – I was aiming to have them on for 6 weeks, but I don’t think I will reach that milestone. I am getting too restless and I am missing my hair. In order to switch up my styling a little bit, I decided to do a braid out on the crochet braids. I loved how it turned out and it is still holding 5 days in. I must say that I prefer the braid out over the perm rod set for crochet braids; my perm rod set was a dud and it tangled the hair a lot.
I have my hair in a protective style, the first one since my big chop. I have a busy period coming up these next few weeks and I don’t want to neglect my hair, so protective styling is the ultimate solution. At first I wanted to do braids, this idea quickly fell by the wayside when I realised the thinning of my hair on the sides. After some consultation with Lebo from Journeytobeauthair – I finally decided to do crochet braids, with everything done by me. This ensures complete control of the treatment of my hair and I don’t think anyone out there can be gentler with my hair than me.
Hi everyone! Boy have I missed writing blogposts – it’s been almost 3 weeks since my last one *hangs head in shame*. I have been protective styling using a weave for the past *nearly* 6 weeks – during this time, I have had 2 weave wash days – I typically do a wash day every 2 weeks if I am protective styling. You can check out my weave wash day on this post – the second one I did was pretty much the same as the first.