A New Winter Protective Style

length check

It may not be every woman’s goal to grow super long hair. But it is a goal of mine. I really want to see how far this God given mane of mine can grow. If that’s a goal of yours too, this new winter protective style of mine may appeal to you. Or not LOL.

In order reach longer lengths, you have to protect the ends of your hair like Fort Knox protects the United Stats’ gold reserves. OK maybe not that protective but you get the point 🙂

My New Protective Style

wig as a protective style

Soooo, what do you think? I have never worn a wig before. I’m a bit self conscious (don’t let the voguing fool you….I’m in the house LOL!).

The plan was to wash my hair weekly, stretch it in 4 twists with bands, seal in the moisture with my leave in conditioner and some Grapeseed Oil. I’d finish the pre-wig regimen by double sealing in the moisture by wrapping my ends in plastic and pinning up the twists so that I can rock my wig for a week before doing it all again.

But….

I realize that while this is a cute wig, there’s no way I can wear it all winter. I have hand in hair syndrome LOL. I do plan to wear it once in a while but I will be sticking with twists and buns as my main protective styles.

I’m also participating in a Hair Growth Contest. You can read about it by clicking that link.

To help me reach my hair length goal, protective styling with constant moisturizing will help me retain length.

Keenly aware however of the importance of balancing the moisture with protein in the hair (click that link and you’ll see why), wash day will include a nice extended protein treatment session before I add back all that moisture.

That’s all folks.

What do you think of this wig (don’t worry about hurting my feelings. I like trying new things so I don’t care LOL)?

 

Honor to the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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P.S. If you follow me on Instagram, you may be wondering how my recently acquired Curlformers fit into to the equation. Well, I’m not going to use them while protective styling by wearing this wig. I’m going to take a break for Valentine’s Day though and to them at that time. So, stay tuned for my review at that time.

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."

8 thoughts on “A New Winter Protective Style

    1. Ha! thanks. I don’t think you should wear a ponytail or bun all the time. It can place stress on the hair. If you are going to wear a ponytail, at least make sure it’s lose enough and change the postiion of it from time to time.

  1. You are really getting close to your goal it seems Michelle!! Your curls are looking FAB!!! That is a smart way to do a length check with a measuring tape! Never thought to clip it to my roots!! Now you make me want to go back and do another one! LOL!!

    As to the wig, I think the shape and curl is cute, but it’s so smooth and every strand is so even, it looks like a wig. So, maybe mussing it up and even taking it to someone to cut and shape it a little more might make it look more natural? I love those curly, natural wigs!! I’ve been thinking of trying one, the kind where you leave your hair out of a U shaped opening at the top. But Wei HATES wigs and fake hair in general. So, I’m trying to be considerate of him. Though … I could just wear it at work where he won’t see me anyway ;)! LOL!!!

    1. You’re right. It is very wiggy looking which is why I am not wearing it often LOL I know that a lot of women wear wigs that look neat like this and don’t mind that they look fake. I’m with Wei. I just don’t like fake hair. I tried it and will probably wear it sporadically but I’m back in twists LOL!

      I was going to buy one of the lace fronts but I didn’t want to spend the money on something I KNEW I wouldn’t wear often.

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