The World Natural Hair, Healthy Lifestyle Event in Atlanta takes place April 21-22. That’s just around the corner. You’re going this year, right? With more than 300 vendors already signed up to give you the hugest selection of products, tips, styles, demonstrations and more to get you looking and feeling healthy and beautiful from head toe—there’s no way you’ll want to miss that. Plus Amara La Negra, Keke Wyatt and Major are performing live?!?The only thing left to figure out is how you’re going to flaunt your natural curls to the fullest. Read on and you’ll discover all kinds of lovely options.
It’s that time of year again when the temperatures start to dip and the air becomes dry. None of that is very good for rocking twist out or blow out styles. Cold, dry weather damages hair cuticles and leaves the hair shaft unable to retain moisture. Dry brittle hair, of course, is more susceptible to tangles and breakage. Protective styling is the key to strengthening your hair cuticles and enabling your hair to withstand the cold so that you can retain your length. I've discussed it before in the blog post herebut I want to continue talking specifically about protective styling practices you absolutely want to incorporate into your hair care and maintenance regimen.
Typically when we say “protective styling,” most think of specific hair styles such as braids, weaves, twists and so on but the concept of protective styling involves much more. While a protective style is a hairstyle that protects the ends of your hair strands, reduces tangling and aids with growth retention, protective styling is the practice of caring for the hair in such a way to avoid as much damage to the hair as possible.
Natural hair is not only healthier to wear, it’s also fun to flaunt. Styling possibilities are endless and the outcomes are always unique to each head of hair. Below are three styles for varying lengths of curly, coily hair with links to videos demonstrating exactly how to achieve these looks.