I’ve spent the last 6 months or so protective styling my hair 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.
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 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 like. 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. Below are some pictures from out of the pack to various styles I’ve tried with it.
Unboxing the Wig
Bendy Rollers Set – Look 1
Curlformers Set – Look 2
Excuse my struggle wig head. It has seen better days. lol. 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!
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