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protection styles for fall and winter!)

mesha188mesha188 Posts: 76Registered Users
what will you do to protect your hair for winter? and what style will u rock?

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  • naturalzombiegirlnaturalzombiegirl Posts: 11Registered Users
    I've been researching genie locs (yarn braids) . How to install them and care for them. I think it might be a good protective style for NYC winter. I might give it a go.

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  • DarkSkinBeautyDarkSkinBeauty Posts: 11Registered Users
    I think I will be doing box braids for the winter...because they help my hair grow fast and also it's easier to manage in the winter.
  • JoliePoetiqueJoliePoetique Posts: 178Registered Users
    Twists and a twisted bun.
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  • NamineNamine Posts: 159Registered Users
    I'm considering ponytails, but I may just stick with my buns, two strand flat twists, cornrows and pin-up hairstyles.
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  • DigglesDiggles Posts: 5Registered Users
    Cornrows, flat twists, and two strand twists. Have fun with it and add some extensions to create new styles.

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  • ShondadiniShondadini Posts: 205Registered Users
    I thinking a combo of senegalese twist, box braids, and genie locs. I really don't like to see my hair from october-April(I'm in Michigan so winter it looooooongggg!). I really wanna get a nice weave but I'm not sure I wanna pay that much money so I may just stick with the extensions cuz I can install them myself.
  • ThickHairedQTThickHairedQT Posts: 542Registered Users
    The winter is harsh to my hair so I think I will be doing my own box braids, kinky twists or senegalese twists to keep my hair safe.
  • InimitableInimitable Posts: 148Registered Users
    I am considering kinky twists. Love the style and they should last at least 2 months. Just worried about how to keep my hair moisturized with them in........ any suggestions??
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  • ThickHairedQTThickHairedQT Posts: 542Registered Users
    There are braid sprays made for moisturizing your scalp and hair or you could try your own mix in a spray bottle and spritz. I'm sure there are recipes on this site.
  • ShondadiniShondadini Posts: 205Registered Users
    Yea for moisture I just mix water plus my fav conditioner and a little oil.
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  • dearheart15dearheart15 Posts: 177Registered Users
    I probably won't do much different...just changing to heavier products. I usually wear twist outs with no issues, but I live in FL so the winter isn't harsh at all. My hair is now long enough for a bun, so I may try those as well to keep my ends up.
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  • BeenAuNaturalBeenAuNatural Posts: 6Registered Users
    I actually haven't thought about winter protective styles but one style i've never done to my hair is Box Braids.. Seem like they take forever and my hair is quite fine so i am not sure if i would like to try that style!

    I know how fast my hands are and I would probably start taking those braids down after 1 week. But it would probaby take me almost a week to take them down. I'd probably transition them to twists after a week... I guess thats not protective if I take them down though?!

    Hmm i'm wondering in if I should...
  • honeybrowncandy78honeybrowncandy78 Posts: 88Registered Users
    This will be my first winter with my natural hair longer than an inch. I'm not sure what ps to do. I want to try kinky twists, but my edges are just starting to grow back after the braids that my stylist put in. I'm unsure of wigs cause I find my head starting to itch and the wig moves around. Smdh guess I will be wearing sew ins and two strand twists

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  • TiffiesthetruthTiffiesthetruth Posts: 9Registered Users
    I think I'm going to do microbraids for the winter. I just did my BC after a 10 month transition with sew ins, so i need to do something new. Traveling between NYC AND CT this winter would do a number on my hair if I didn't have a SUPER protective style!
  • lawlaw Posts: 228Registered Users
    I am going to keep doing my usual twists. I will just moisturize more.
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  • ohtashohtash Posts: 90Registered Users
    Box braids! They never let me down during the winter. For moisturizing them, all I do is use coconut oil or castor oil. I put it in a nozzle bottle ( pointy tip) to make sure it gets to my roots. I use coconut oil every other day and if I use castor oil I use it once a week.
  • misshersheykissmisshersheykiss Posts: 5Registered Users
    Hmmm... I'm thinking some updos that can protect my oh-so-fragile ends *sad face* but maybe some more kinky twist but protective styles is a must! Attachment not found.

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  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Posts: 1,014Registered Users
    I will be doing cherokee cornrows or cornrows with my own hair. I usually do box braids, but my dandruff has been flaring up lately and I had to take down a set way before I was ready. I spend too much time putting them in for me to take them out so early!
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  • MzKyeMzKye Posts: 58Registered Users
    as of this second i'm wearing kinky twist ( I so miss doing my natural hair!!! :crybaby: and after I take these out I was thinking of either doing a full sew-in or a sew in with an invisible part with wet and wavy weave so I don't have total withdrawal from my hair.. :D
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  • peachfuzzzpeachfuzzz Posts: 113Registered Users
    I will experiment with diff styles using 2 strand flat twists and regular 2 strand twists. I'll probably get micros for a few months and also flat twist or cornrow my hair and pull out my favorite wigs!
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  • ThickHairedQTThickHairedQT Posts: 542Registered Users
    Thanks for sharing.....

    I have already started my fall protection. Boxbraids! and I'm trying to keep them for a while, not a month like I usually do.
  • MalxMalx Posts: 72Registered Users
    Last year I did mostly chunky twists in a bun. This wkend I decided to try mini twist.
  • pwepwetepwepwete Posts: 8Registered Users
    I am thinking of alternating between nubian twists and crochet braids!!! I currently have nubians in and I am quite excited to try out crochet braids :D
  • joycurljoycurl Posts: 162Registered Users
    Just going to continue to wear my hair in protective styles, twists/flat twists into buns.
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  • BeenAuNaturalBeenAuNatural Posts: 6Registered Users
    Here is what i've done so far... I am doing two strand twists with braids at the root for 2 weeks at a time!
  • evelynnalfredevelynnalfred Posts: 324Registered Users
    I probably won't do much different...just changing to heavier products. I usually wear twist outs with no issues, but I live in FL so the winter isn't harsh at all. My hair is now long enough for a bun, so I may try those as well to keep my ends up.

    I agree, I'm just going to use heavier products and seal my hair better.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Cornrows & twists. Not really for the purpose of protective styling but more for convenience.
  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    I'll probably will be pro styling w/ buns, 2 strand flat twist, and 2 strand twist. Keke52284 on youtube has some awesome videos with different hairstyles for 2 strand twist, so im going to try some of those. Im really not that great with this flat twist yet, but practice makes perfect! Right now im wearing my hair with 2 strand twist on one side, with a bun. Im going to take the bun out and single twist that section. Its going to fun to experiment with my hair! Yea me!

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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    Twists, twist buns, Kinky twists (I do them myself following naptural85's instructions), moisture moisture moisture, heavier products, more deep conditioning.

    I had also considered going straight for a couple of weeks, maybe over xmas, as I have not flat ironed my hair since 2007. I was all set to follow Moptop Maven's tips, but in light of recent developments, I'm not even sure if I can trust those :scratch:
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    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    I'll probably will be pro styling w/ buns, 2 strand flat twist, and 2 strand twist. Keke52284 on youtube has some awesome videos with different hairstyles for 2 strand twist, so im going to try some of those. Im really not that great with this flat twist yet, but practice makes perfect! Right now im wearing my hair with 2 strand twist on one side, with a bun. Im going to take the bun out and single twist that section. Its going to fun to experiment with my hair! Yea me!

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    Ooh, thanks for pointing me in the direction of Keke52284. I needed ideas for how to style my twists, they always look a little boring.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
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