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Hair Chronicles: Protective Hairstyles for the Fall/Winter

Hey my loves!

With the weather drastically changing to resemble late fall we need to not only adjust our skincare routine, but also our hair routine. The elements of the weather are never on our side. The sun dries our hair out just as much as the cool temperatures. Our clothes are not hair friendly either. Wool, tweed, and other heavy fabrics from sweaters, jackets, scarves, and hats can cause breakage and shedding as well. So this is why most people do protective hairstyles for the winter. One, we can give our hair a break from constant manipulation, and we can also save time in the morning and evening with our hair prep routines.

Here are some protective styles that I am considering to make sure my hair continues to grow and stay healthy during the chilly weather.

1. Senegalese Twists- I’m a huge fan of the style, but I HATE the installation process. The hair braiders that I go to always say, “You have too much hair.” I take it as a compliment though. Since my hair is quite long I have to get them longer than I actually want. It usually takes 3 people over the course of 6hrs to complete.


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2. Marley Twists- These are similar to Senegalese twists, but the hair is more coarse and the twists are bigger. 

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3. Weave it up!- I want a bang, but I don’t want to cut my hair. So I’m thinking of a weave with bang combo. Maybe a bob cut with a side part and bangs. You have to maintain your hair underneath the same way. So that means washing and deep conditioning.

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4. Wigs- I’ve worn wigs before, I would wear a wig again IF it doesn’t look “wiggy.” You can keep your hair in cornrows under a stocking cap. You will still be able to moisturize and seal better with a wig than a weave because you can remove it.

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5. Cornrows- This style can last anywhere between 4-6 weeks (sometimes longer) depending on how you maintain it.

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How do you protect your hair during the fall and winter?

Comments

  1. I love Marley twists. I’m afraid I won’t like them on myself. I’m thinking about getting a bob.

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