Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Protective Style!

Check out our new protective style!!



Anisa has been wearing her hair out a lot lately so I wanted to do a protective style. She's had box braids and twists as protective styles but this time I wanted to do something a little different. 


I drew a little bit of inspiration from a style that Anisa wore in her preschool pictures. I knew that I wouldn't use the beads but I still wanted to change it up some more. 


Her hair was prepared using the routine I wrote about in our Mixing the Old with the New post. Only this time I washed her hair with Shea Moisture Organic Yucca and Baobab Volumizing Conditioner. Her hair was also deep conditioned using Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. While braiding her hair, I used Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar pomade and a little bit of grapeseed oil. Here are the results:







I braided the loose ends of her cornrows together starting from the top and continuing to her nap. I looped the end up, tucked it a bit, and secured it with a hair pin. I used a total of 3 hair pins in this section. Although this is a protective style, I still wanted to highlight the front section with a bead. I added a simple wooden bead to the loop that I made in the front. I really love the results!!! 


This is a nice protective style that keeps the very delicate ends of the hair protected. I will maintain her style by moisturizing daily. She will also wear a satin bonnet at night in addition to using her satin pillowcase. 

What kind of protective styles do you prefer? I would love to hear from you!! Also, check out the new 1 Month Protective Styling Challenge on www.beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com




21 comments:

  1. A beautiful style for a beautiful young lady! The bead is the perfect accent and add a touch of regal-ness to it.

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  2. Thanks ladies! She loves the style as well!!

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  3. This is very Beautiful!!! You are style queen!

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  4. I love it, it's so sleek as your styles always are. Beautiful!

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  5. This style is beautiful. I love the bead in the front. You have a gift for braiding and creativity.

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  6. Thanks everyone! I really do appreciate your feedback!! So so sweet!!!

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  7. Very cute I love the bead too :)

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  8. this is nice! A gets a lot of frizz if i don't use gel, does the pomade hold up nicely?

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  9. @ Shay - yes I love how the pomade works. What kind of gel do you usually use?

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  10. GORGEOUS, mami!!!

    She's beautiful and your braid/twist work is POW...BANG...BOOM!!! Lovely!!

    Char~

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  11. Will be giving this a try for sure. It looks great! I don't know what style I am going to do for the BBB challenge, guess I better check your style gallery! LOL!!!!!

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  12. OH i love it, can't wait to try it.. :O)

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  13. Aww, her picture is adorable! What a gorgeous styles!!

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  14. Wow. Your skills are amazing. What a beautiful style!!

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  15. your daughter looks like an African princess! I love the bead! I bet she looks forward to her hair day each time!

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