L4L Proctective Styling 2nd Update

The second month of this protective styling challenge has come and gone, and I am still going strong! However, I definitely don't have as exciting of an update as I did the last time. Because I have been crazy busy, I've just been sticking to what I know works for my hair. Everything that worked the first month of the challenge, worked this past month of the challenge as well. Buns, twisted & tucked styles, along with my u-part wig, have been my best friends.

Last month, my biggest problem was keeping my hair, especially my new growth, moisturized. I am happy to report that I seemed to have solved that issue! When I created this twisted updo, I used a couple of my mother's Shea Moisture hair products: the Curling Souffle and Curl Enhancing Smoothie. My hair stayed soft for daysssss after I used that stuff!! I couldn't believe it. So, I continued using the Curl Enhancing Smoothie even after I took that style down and it did not disappoint. My new growth was so soft and manageable that I wasn't even concerned about relaxing until I was about 11 weeks post. I had my mom check out my new growth and even she was impressed, saying "Wow! It's so soft!". Inevitably, I will be buying some of my own soon so I can stop using hers up. 

I think after two months of protective styling, it has become my normal. I'm used to it and not in a bad way either. Of course, I totally miss wearing my hair out and CANNOT wait to see how much progress I've made, but I also think I've done a pretty good job keeping my hair styled in non-boring ways. It makes me think a little differently about protective styling and want to continue experimenting with hair that I didn't grow out of my own head. I've had fun with my piece and even finally wore it all out to work. Everyone thought it was allll mine, almost fooled myself. Ha! So, if Ebony decides to have a "Hiding My Hair" challenge, I will most likely jump on board. I've already made a second (beautiful!) one for my cousin, and am planning to make another for myself, too.

one of the days I wore my u-part out
That's pretty much it for me and February. I haven't had any down days or used any heat yet. Since I've made it this far without them, my goal is to finish that way. I relaxed my hair this past weekend at 12 weeks post. Woohoo! New accomplishment for me. I've also learned that my life is not likely to slow down any time soon. Just like I've learned how to make time to keep my hair healthy, I am also going to have to learn how to make time to keep my blog updated. It's important! Being busy can no longer be an excuse :)

Oh, I'm currently rocking this chunky twisted bun. Just tried it out last night for the first time. I'm really pleased with the results! Posting about it soon.


  1. This chunky twists is amazing, I love it!

  2. Okay that bun is EVERYTHING!!! I am obsessed with it! I can't believe PS'ing has become the "norm" for me also, who would've ever thought? I'm thinking about the HYH challenge but I wonder how to make it interesting? Maybe it will just be a simple one with the main goal being retention.

    1. Lol thanks!! Keeping it interesting would be important for me to keep my hair hidden for a long period of time. That would be a tough one for me! Then again, I thought this would be too.


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