Hey curlfriends! It is a new month which gives me a perfect opportunity to quickly tell you guys about my new go-to style! Lately I’ve been looking up tips to grow my hair during these winter months and I realized there is one thing I stopped doing. I used to have one style a week and not manipulate it at all for one whole week. A style like that is considered a low manipulation style. I have learned that low manipulation and protective styling are the key to growing your natural hair. The difference between the two is that when wearing a protective style your ends are completely tucked away, meaning none of your hair is left out. Styles like these are sew-ins, box braids, crochet braids, wigs, etc. On the other hand, low manipulation is simply you not restyling your hair. Your hair is worn out but you aren’t constantly re-twisting/braiding every night. So you basically maintain the style until the next wash day. Styles like these are braid outs, twist outs, roller sets, etc.
After really diving into this information and testing out different styles…I found my go-to style! This is a low manipulation style so I will only be doing this style every wash day (Sundays). This is style is so easy and cute! I nave gotten so many compliments and I cant wait to do a video on it! (side note: subscribe to my YouTube channel, Naptastic Coils, I bought a new camera recently and I’ll be putting up videos once I develop a schedule for recording). Okay back to the style, it actually is…..a perm rod set! I know what you may be thinking, “is she serious”, “a perm rod set really”, “that’s the surprise?”but guys this style is a lifesaver! It saves me so much time! Lately I’ve been using the orange perm rods and was inspired by Janae Mason on YouTube (check her out!!). I use about 25 rods and to make sure my hair sets I use the Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel. I made many attempts to this style and it just keeps on getting better. I love it!
What are your go-to styles? Do you have a favorite? If so, why?
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