Since January I’ve been protective styling regularly and I must say that I’m seeing results! My hair is thriving because it’s not being brushed, pulled or gelled everyday.

As I said at the start of the year, I’m protective styling as much as possible this year.  I’ve since worn braid extensions and a wig and I think my next style will be crochet braids.  It was my first time wearing wig and I don’t think it will be my last. It was such an easy alternative to styling my own hair and I had the freedom to wash and moisturise my hair at any time, compared to when I take other protective measures.

In between each protective style I washed my hair with Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt line, deep treat with Mizani Hydrafuse and Kerafuse moisturising and protein treatments. Using the LCO method ( LCO means “liquid, cream, oil”. Most people use the LOC method, but I prefer to apply the oil last) I seal my hair with Tropic Isle Living Argan oil and apply their Jamaican Black Castor Oil to my scalp regularly. I have fine strand, low density 3C, 4A/B hair. 

When my hair isn’t tucked away I have major “hand in hair syndrome”. I love that my hair is flourishing now. Its longer and thicker. The only downside is that as my hair grows my curls are not as tight as before. I wonder if my hair will be more wavy as it grows even longer?

Are you protective styling this year? What methods are you using and what is your progress like so far?

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