Hiding your hair under a hat or a scarf to not show off the condition of your winter ravaged natural hair? Luckily, there are a few very effective protective styles to help keep natural hair from taking strain from the damaging effects of winter, while still looking good.
During winter over-fussing with your hair can lead to extreme damage due to the use of excessive heat, the harsh elements of the cold weather, the continuous tugging of your hair during styling and general everyday faffing. Protective winter styles not only keep the hair safe but allow it to grow and repair during this time.
When deciding on a style it is important to prepare your hair before styling. You need to fully wash, detangle and trim your hair. Revlon Realistic Special Feeling Super Soft Activator can be applied to the hair to help detangle it. This is then followed by Special Feeling Oil-free Moisturising spray, to assist in obtaining healthy conditioned hair, and soften and smooth coarse hair. This can be left on while styling.
Revlon Realistic Special Feeling shares five stylish and on-trend protective styles to try out:
- The classic two strand twist – this hairstyle is considered a classic for a reason because you can style it any way you like. This is your moment to define yourself.
- Box braids – these are easy to maintain and are very versatile when styling. You can also spice things up by adding cornrows in between.
- Chunky braids – you need thick, long hair to accomplish this style. It is possible to stretch out your hair by blow-drying it beforehand.
- Halo twists – this is perfect for medium to long hair. It can be done yourself, and to create some extra dimension to it, add in some mini twists or cornrows at the top.
- All-back cornrows – a simple, at home hairstyle which can be worn with different hair accessories.
Once you have styled your hair, you will need to moisturise and take care of your scalp and roots every day. When sleeping at night use either a satin pillowcase or bonnet to help preserve your hairstyle while sleeping.