I’ve spent the last 6 months or so wearing my hair in a protective style with braids. It wasn’t planned.
I just had to focus for a while on work and I couldn’t spend as much time on my hair as I like to so I decided to throw it in braids.
I am very pleased with the results and I’ve decided to go on a protective style challenge for myself in 2016 but readers are welcome to join me as well.
While you’re on, don’t forget to join the list and download your free resources from the beauty library HERE.
Protective Style Challenge Rules
I recently ordered a lovely wig and will be alternating this with braids but I would say I will be in the wig roughly 90% of the challenge. The rules are very simple:
- Wear hair in protective styles under the wig
- 2 – 3 week break in-between every style
- Take care of my hair while in the protective style
- Measure hair length only twice. At the beginning of the year and at the end of the year.
This is the first time I’m wearing a wig long-term as a protective style so I invested in the right kind of wig. I had it custom-made for my head and the length I prefer.
It’s 14 inches, body wave in color Ib. It’s 100% human hair and can be cut, styled, washed, straightened, and curled. I’ve tried all that with it and it has held up well.
You can find fantastic custom wig makers on Etsy HERE. They’ll customize it how you want. It costs a little bit more but it’ll last for years.
Below are some pictures from out of the pack to various styles I’ve tried with it.
Unboxing the Wig for Protective Style Challenge
Bendy Rollers Set for Protective Style Challenge – Look 1
Curlformers Set for Protective Style Challenge – Look 2
Excuse my struggle wig head. It has seen better days. lol. Just because you have a straight wig doesn’t mean your hairstyles will be boring.
You can create a wide variety of styles on your wig with different types of hair rollers.
I will be updating the challenge every few months with wig care tips, hair care tips & tricks while wearing wigs, etc.
If you would like to join or have any questions about protective styling with wigs and/or braids, drop it in the comments section below!
If someone you know would benefit from this challenge, click below to Tweet it to them so they can join. The more, the merrier 🙂
The protective style challenge has ended. I hope you had loads of fun and achieved a lot of length retention.