Hair Styling

Loose Twists: Summer Protective Style

loose twists on natural hair

A couple of weeks ago I kicked off my summer protective style series. Doing wash and go’s, twist outs and braid out, I was beginning to feel like i was manipulating my hair far too much. So, I decided to give it a rest by protective styling.

My first style was small braids. I didn’t style them much and I also didn’t make it to the 3 weeks I had planned. I just couldn’t! I hate frizzy braids and twists. There was just so much I could do to keep them neat. Plus, I have a little HIH (Hand in Hair) problem.

That, coupled with my #HairADD, I just could not keep those braids in another day! So, to keep my sanity and continue to just be me, I will be doing protective styles that I keep in for 1-2 weeks.

loose two strand twists

One of the reasons I’m protective styling is to get past this little stunt of growth I’ve been experiencing. I feel like my hair has been at the same length for a year or so. Well, with a goal of waist length (stretched hair), I have to do something.

So, I’ll be changing my hair regimen which I will share in a future post. For now, I’m on to my next protective style which is loose twists on my fine natural hair…

loose twists in a ponytaillow manipulation hairstyle for length retention

Stay tuned 🙂

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

2 Comment

  1. Girl please. This hair grows like 1/4 inch a month LOL you just haven’t seen it in a while!

    thanks for the compliments though! I’ve just been bunning a lot too…mostly because I’m lazy 🙂

  2. I know I’ve said this already but geesh, your hair is on the GROW. Every time I see you it’s like it sprouted more!

    My summer style has been the bun. My hair resolution for the year was to master some cute bun styles, and coincidentally my new job requires me to wear one, so I’ve been experimenting. Sometime I get lazy and leave them in for days. (I know, I know…)

    I need to be careful because I already have a weak hairline. Plus I don’t want to stress out the same area over and over.

    Anyway, your hair is looking fab as usual. I have no awareness of this so-called growth stunt you’re claiming lol

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