So started a protective style challenge back in September 2012. It was originally not on purpose, LOL, I just realized I spent the whole month of September in constant protective styles, so I decided just to continue doing so. My goal was to keep my hair in protective/low manipulation hair styles until my 2 year Naturalversary (which was April 9th, 2013).
Once I started my PSC, I was kind of bored. In the beginning all I was doing was different variations of the Marley Bun…LOL. Which don’t get me wrong I love my Marley Bun, but I just couldn’t justify doing that for the next 6 months…LOL. So eventually I stopped thinking about and just did styles as I thought of them, as you will see some examples below.
I did give my hair a break a day or two, here and there. Just to give my edges and nape a break as well. Also, before I decided to start my challenge, I already had a scheduled heat pass for October, for Fernando’s birthday, which I still took; at that time I blew out my hair (pictured below). Continue reading “My Thoughts on Protective Styling”
My Naturalversary was April 9th, 2013
First, I would like to say thank you to Cantu for contacting me to try these products out. Everyone knows that the Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner has been a staple in my hair regimen since before I even went natural and I swear by it to this day.
So I was given the opportunity to try out 3 out of the 6 Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals hair products. I was sent the Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream, Coconut Curling Cream and the Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Mist. All of these products contain No Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Parabens, Silicone, Phthalates, Gluten, Paraffin, Propylene, PABA or DEA. These products are very inexpensive retailing way under $10 and very accessible. I did a review and demo on my YouTube Channel, which you can check out here. I just want to go through and some of my pros and cons on each product.
So I got a few request to show how I did my curly puff from my Quarterly Favorites video, that I posted back in April. Since I don’t do wash n gos that often it took me a while to get this video up. BUT, it’s better late than never. This is an extremely quick and easy tutorial.
List of Products:
- CD Hair Milk Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner (not show in video)
- CD Hair Milk Leave-in Moisturizer
- CD Hair Milk Pudding
- Goody Head band
- Eco Styler Gel (Argan Oil) *optional (or you can use a more natural alternative, i.e. flax seed gel or aloe vera gel)
- Soft bristle brush *optional
Tutorial Below, Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel.
For Part One Click Here
For Part Two Click Here
Check Out Part one Here