Posted in Natural Hair, Protective Styling

Unweaveable Protective Style


Yes, take another look if you must but that is me sporting a weave (and a hot red dress)! Haven’t done that in over 6 years.

Honestly, I’m experiencing mixed feelings about it. First, I’m glad to say that I do actually like it! The style of hair, that is. Thanks to my daughter–the weave queen herself–for helping me choose a nice loose curly. Even before she started wearing weave she didn’t like my first one and the second one–my husband affectionately describes as the “poodle do”.

On the other hand, I don’t like trying to keep the small section of my hair that is out properly mixed with the weave hair. In hindsight I should have gotten a full weave but my daughter heavily advised against that.

Another issue is the way my hair is braided underneath. I can’t get to
my scalp the way I want to. Quick, fast, and in a hurry I better get myself an applicator bottle so I can squirt some oil and conditioner down in there. Can’t have my hair getting damaged while in a supposed “protective” style.

Would I do it again? I won’t say never but it definitely won’t be a staple protective style. Here are my 3 top reasons why:

1. The best quality hair–the unprocessed kind– is monstrously priced.

2. I have to do almost as much maintenance on this hair as my own. Trying to control the frizz. That’s what I have to do on my own hair.

3. Oh yeah, this should have been at the top. This hair is hot as heck! A hat that I can’t take off!

So this hair has served it’s purpose. Got me through the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc 51st convention. But come this weekend, this has got to go!


Women's fiction author, health and wellness enthusiast, and woman of God sharing her life with fellow bloggers and blog readers.

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