OOTD, HOTD. If you are lacking in hipness (like me!), it took you a while to figure out what the heck those acronyms stood for! Well, OOTD is Outfit of the Day. I won’t be sharing that but I will be sharing the HOTD aka Hair of The Day (or Hairstyle of the Day if you want to be fancy).
Buns are my favorite way to protective style. You can create a number of looks from the simple base used to create them – the ponytail.
The simplicity of your protective hairstyles is what helps you to further retain length due to using much less manipulation to create them.
The following 3 hairstyles are achieved by setting the hair in a bun with either a banana clip or satin scrunchie in different locations on the head. Then I added different hair accessories for accent.
It pays to live in NY. I can find virtually any type of hair accessory around. There are so many spots to buy them. The best part is they only cost from $1-$3. Of course, there are those that are a lot more pricey but I purchase those few and far between (and, only wear them on special occassions)
2 More Hairstyles:
I threw a cornrow in the front for a little variation.Still simple.
I’m realizing the more I manipulate my fine natural hair, the more it breaks. So, I’m trying to protect my ends by using low manipulation protective styling as much as possible. When you are trying to reach a hair goal, low manipulation is best.
The last bun was created with a satin scrunchy and bobby pins to pin curl. I used Murray’s Beeswax Cream and Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine to Smooth my edges and cut down on frizz.
Do you protective style and if so, what’s one of your favorite styles?