One Month of Practical and Easy Protective Styles

The cold weather has been absolutely brutal. Brrrrr! And, while the temps are starting to warm a little bit (a very little bit..except where the weather is bipolar like NY with temps o 20 degrees one day and 60 the next), it’s not quite time to let down your tresses.

Protective styling season aint over!

That’s why for the next 4 Mondays I’ll be sharing some of my favorite protective styles, including recommended products and how I do them. These protective styles are practical and simple to create. On my Instagram page (@FNHairNFaith), I’ll share them under the #GettheLook tag.

Let’s start with my numero uno go to protective style…

Protective Style: The Curly Bun

Curly Bun

The bun is by far the easiest way to put your hair up for a couple days. It doesn’t have to be a boring style either. There’s many ways to do a bun that are classic and stylish. This here is my favorite type of bun.

How to Create This Bun

Tools/Accessories Needed: 1 Satin Scrunchie, 1 Snappee, Bobby Pins (tutorial below)

Best done on freshly washed damp (not wet) hair (to give it more curly texture and volume), smooth a bit of moisturizer or leave in conditioner onto your hair so that it’s more pliable. Adding moisture to your hair will help prevent breakage while you are manipulating your hair into the style. The curly bun is then created by leaning your head forward and gathering all of your hair to the top to be secured.

Then, you’ll want to temporarily secure the bun with a satin scrunchie. The reason it’s temporary is because the permanent ponytail holder I’ll be using is the Snappee.

satin scrunchie secured bun

The Snappee is kinder to your strands than a regular elastic band but when securing it, you want it to be as tight as possible without it slipping out of place. That’s why you’re using a satin scrunchie – to hold all of your hair together while you’re wrapping the Snappee around (just beneath the scrunchie).

curly top

Once the Snappee is secured, remove the satin scrunchie and pin the bun in place. Pin the hair to your liking in sections until you achieve the desired look.

Optional: tie your edges down for a sleeker look.

Video Tutorial:

Products Used:

– Camille Rose Naturals Fresh Curls
– Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker

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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."

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