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  • #2299
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    November 25, 2011 at 5:23pm

    Hi ladies
    what protective styles are we planning to do esp for those abroad considering winter is upon us?
    I am indecisive, so hoping to get some inspiration.

    Thanks
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    #2300
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    November 25, 2011 at 5:52pm
    So I’ve been seeing the use of the term ‘protective style’ but can’t really say I know exactly what it means although I can infer what it should be… It would be nice to know what I’d any guidelines are there about what is considered a protective style – e.g if u use your hair is that enough?… I’m looking at doing some braids – either the Senegalese twists or just regular braids – nothing too fancy….I’ve been doing just the two stranded twists but its drying out so quickly that I think I need to do more as well…

    This is a great question though – would be nice to see what others are doing…I’ve only added more questions than answers, lol!

    What are some styles you have in mind – maybe we can help you decide or I can steal (ehm, get inspired) by the style at least ;)

    #2301
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    November 26, 2011 at 3:14pm

    yah all these naturals use a lot of terms and lingo don’t they we? lol

    i think protective styles means your ends are tucked away against the elements of harsh weather and other things. not sure what the technical meaning is. so hopefully a guru can come and assist ;)

    Well so its a long story…i am suppose to be on a “braid fast” as I am growing back my edges and i don’t want to put any stress on my edges so was considering half wigs which i am actually using now but it appears i am reacting to it.some small rashes are appearing on my nape!

    so i am back to square one! i want a style that will last for some time… oh yah i react to weaves as well…

    looks like i’ll have to braid if i can’t find any alternative..hence my question in the first place

    hope i have not confused u yet..lol..

    #2302
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    November 28, 2011 at 11:46am

    Nope you haven’t confused me yet, lol! Yes oh, trying to keep up so I don’t look like outsider sha… he he

    hmm, that makes sense (i.e. about it being specific to the ends)…oya house gurus – answer us oh!

    Haba you are reacting to everything except braids, pele looks like your hair wants to abstain from the other styles instead … I’ve heard the nappy twists/nubian twists are not too hard on the roots/edges so it might be something to consider instead of full on braids?

    Yeah this is a hard one considering a lot of the other options are causing issues – or maybe a ponytail? Your ends will be protected abi?

    #2303
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    November 29, 2011 at 6:52am

    na so i see am o. My husband says i am delicate..whatever that means

    which one is nubian twist/nappy twist.. is that afro kinky?

    #2304
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    November 30, 2011 at 6:25am

    ehm, no comment about the delicate

    did I say nappy twists, sorry brain fart – meant kinky twists which I’m guessing is afro Kinky…. Nubian twists are the new version I just discovered – this is the clearest pic I can find of me with the nubian twists. It’s like Kinky twists but softer and looks more real, almost like dreads… I’m leaning towards that for my protective style…

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    #2306
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    November 30, 2011 at 10:21am

    ah ok! looks nice!

    where did u get them done? I presume you are in the UK?

    #2307
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    November 30, 2011 at 10:27am

    In the US, got them done while visiting family in CA so I will be trying out a new hairstylist for the first time, hmmm – hope it works out. Here’s another pic of someone I found on google images – much clearer, and guess what, the image tagline said ‘protective’ so I guess we’re on track, lol!

    I might get mine shorter like this picture…
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    #2309
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    December 1, 2011 at 11:18am

    Ah ok.. Yah looks really nice.
    I’ll stick to wigs for now and review later.

    Thanks for your help!

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