Winter is in full effect here in the East. If you work from home or just don’t want to be bothered with your hair, you may want to have a go to winter hairstyle (or two) that you can do so you don’t have to bother with your hair. If you have one already, maybe the one I’m sharing can be your number two!
What Makes for a Good Go-To Winter Hairstyle?
Before we get into the logistics of my style, let’s first talk about what makes a good go to winter hairstyle – especially for natural hair.
There are some criteria you may want to establish before making any style your go to. These can include hairstyles that:
- require minimal maintenance
- can be made to appear slightly different with the addition of hair accessories
- encourage moisture retention
- protect your ends
- and of course, cute!
For me, these types of style usually are based on doing some sort of:
- hair buns
My Go To Hairstyle
If you haven’t figured it out by now, my go to hairstyle is a combination of twists and buns. I love how the twists can frame my face (great for Zoom calls!) and the triple buns in the back protect my ends while also being super cute. You can’t tell what the heck is stuffed under there!
Steps to Achieve This Style
This is such a simple hairstyle and can come out looking slightly different depending on the placement of your buns. I like to do buns that are slightly higher.
Styling alternative: You can do buns that are slightly lower. You can also do two buns instead of three. In fact, if your hair is shorter, I’d recommend three, maybe even four.
Here are the steps I took to achieve this cute winter hairstyle:
- Separated out the front of my hair and clipped up for later twisting.
- Separated out each bun section and clipped.
- Working from the bottom up, secured the bun with a seamless elastic band and rolled into a bun, pinning in place with bobby pins.
- Repeated the third step for the middle bun and then the very top bun.
- Released the front and twisted my hair in 2 twists – 1 on each side
That’s all she wrote.
Styling alternative: You can also do two more twists. For example, 4 in stead of 2. For shorter hair, you can do one flat twist that you pin down so that it appears to blend into the front bun.
Hair Products Used to Set The Style
To achieve this style, you certainly don’t need to use the hair products that I use. However, for your info, here is what I used (and typically use):
- Aloe Vera Butter or As I Am Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Smoothie
- EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil (great for winter sealing)
Do you have a go-to winter hairstyle or are you interested in trying this one?