...and finally, a protective style!


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For those of you who saw my post a couple of months ago, you know that I embarked upon a 6-month protective hair challenge.  With my schedule, protective styling is the way to go anyways, but for me, the greatest challenge is having enough time to devote to having that protective style installed.

Now if it's a wig or something, of course not, but I mean for a long-term style like extension braids or twists.  Those seem to work for me and my schedule, but it can take 6, 7, or even 8 hrs to install, depending on the stylist(s), the size of the braids or twists, and if any interruptions occur.  I refound a stylist that twisted my hair last year and thankfully, she had an appointment for the Thursday before Good Friday.  Even though I did get home around 1:30 a.m. (because my appointment was after work and I live in a different city from my work and this appointment), I was ready to give up that time rather than having to interrupt my spring break to sit somewhere for that long.

We caught up on everything in the world.  You know, that's what you do when you get your hair done.  I started falling asleep on the second twist, and the stylist was like, "Hey, it's too early for that!"  LOL  Trust me, I was already sleepy before I came.

Anyhoo, the stylist gave me tips on preserving my edges and I couldn't be more pleased with my protective style.  If all goes well, it will last me until it's time to send the kiddos home for the summer.  And that, ladies and gentlemen (if there are any gentlemen reading this post), is why I particularly enjoy this style.  I opted for a sleeker hair because the kinkier hair is more like mine and I often have trouble separating the two when I wear it for that long.

I have to keep my hair moisturized, so I'm using my trusty spray bottle and mixing in rosewater and vegetable glycerin.  It's a true spray and go situation.  Love it and the rose petals smell so refreshing!


Until then!

p.s.  If you noticed, I've changed my comment moderation system because of so much spam.  I'm a bit protective of my space.  You know what I mean.  :-)

Later gaters and Happy Easter!

5 comments:

  1. It looks cute! Good luck finishing out the school year.

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  2. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum - I put mine in a few weeks ago and now I must find the time to take them out during my holidays...or boldly wander into the realm of locked hair >.<
    It looks good! I love that it's practical too - your stylist sounds really friendly and welcoming! It seems to be really hard to find a good one in most places anyway.

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  3. I think all those twists look great on you! And easy to take care of is a bonus. Hope you have had a wonderful week off!

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  4. Beautiful style Libby! I would love a spray and go hairstyle. The rose water must smell divine.

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  5. This looks great! I feel you on the installation time part. That's why I enjoy crochet braids so much!! In and out in under 2 hours!! But your style looks fantastic and should definitely last you for a couple of months! Good luck with that and with preserving your edges! Thats one of the most important things to be cognizant of!

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