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Fierce Friday Gratuitous Post | Turbans & Headwraps ARE Protective Styles, Too!

Happy Friday!
For this weeks Gratuitous Post, I decided to share with my readers who hate traditional protective styles that Turbans & Headwraps are protective styles too!
PhotoGrid_1401563628099If you have an extensive scarf collection like I do, you may want to explore learning how to tie a headwrap or turban! You can also go to a local fabric store and purchase 1.5-2 yards of your favorite fabric and create a unique look that’s not already in your closet. Joann Fabrics has weekly 50% off coupons for fabric! They also take competitor coupons.  Mixing and match the colors and patterns to accessorize your outfit for the day is fun! They work for natural, transitioning, and relaxed hair, can be used to disguise a bad hair day or the fact that you’re deep conditioning while running errands,  and are appropriate at a variety of settings!

Saving Our Strands | Elastic Bands 101

I’ve worn tons of styles since I’ve stopped relaxing my hair and allowed it to return to it’s natural state.  Elastic bands take center stage as the go to tool for many styles I’ve worn.

I just knew my puff was on point!
I just knew my puff was on point!

Who doesn’t love a big, bodacious, blinding puff? I know I do; the bigger the better! The style is convenient, simple, easy to achieve and can be worn without having to restyle on a daily basis.

Buns anyone? While transitioning, my bun was always singled out by the TSA to be checked for weapons of mass destruction.

Vintage Afro Hair Styles

I was amazed to find these beautiful vintage hair styles, sported by women with afro textured hair, through different time periods!

Portrait of two women clothed in various kangas and fine jewelry. Madagascar, circa 1890: This reminds me of a chunky twist out!

 

Pam Grier–Classic Bun
Christian women with their children, in Cameroon. circa 1920/ 1940

 

Diana Fletcher (1838?-?) Seminole/African/Kiowa heritage: Braids
Angela Davis: Classic Afro

 

Natural Hair Milestone: The Pompadour & Low Pony Hairstyle

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I finally was able to achieve a low pony!

Happy Friday!

This week, I tried to avoid wearing my fro’ out.  Since I BC’d, I’ve been wearing my hair out constantly, which is completely unlike me. As a transitioner, I was an avid protective styler.  I realize that less handling of my hair will yield healthier hair so I’m trying to re-create some styles I wore during my transition on my fully natural hair.  Some styles I’ve not been able to re-create because my hair is shorter than it was during my transition. At any rate, I’m trying styles that are both professional (for work), funky (after work), and still fall into the category of protective styling.

Is Protective Styling for Everyone?

Roll and Tuck Protective Styles

One of my go-to resources for natural hair talk is the black girl long hair site.
Today the topic of discussion was whether or not PS-ing worked for everyone.