New Up Do (Protective Style)

Protective Styling is a hairstyle that requires low manipulation, protects your ends, and gives your hair a break from daily styling. I believe that protective styles will play a vital role in my goal to retain length, especially in these harsh winter months. For the past six weeks, I’ve been very cognisant of protecting my ends and rocking my hair in buns/up-dos for the majority of the time.  I don’t know about you but I like variety so I’m always looking for new ways to rock my tresses.


My good friend Crystal fiercely rocks her two strand twists. Admiring how well she wears them, I begged her to try an up-do on me and I’m so very pleased with the results.

I deep conditioned my hair the night before using “Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque”.

products I used

After I washed out the conditioner, we used Jane Carter’s Revatilizing leave in Condtioner, Eco Styler gel, and coconut oil. She began by parting my hair into four sections (three sections in the front and one section in the back) . She parted the back of my hair into equal sections and braided 10 cornrolls up into the center of my hair. She then cornrolled the left and right side of my hair up into the center of my hair. She pinned up the ends of my hair from all of the sections that she cornrolled.


She flat twisted the middle of my hair and placed flexi rods on the ends. So I can sport a curly mahawk look when desired, pin it to the side, play with it or whatever I want to do (although the middle of my hair is loose I consider this a protective style because the majority of my hair is pinned up and my hair is off of my shoulders and clothing).

This is how it turned out! (Excuse my funny faces I was playing on my phone LOL)

I really like it and definitely wouldn’t mind trying this style or something like it again!

It took her about 2 hours to corn roll and flat twist my hair. I can wear this for atleast a week and a half or maybe even stretch it to lasts for two weeks.  And the best part is when I take the cornrolls out I can rock a mean braid out for a few days! I think it turned out so cute!

What do you think? Would you try this up do?

Thanks again Crystal!! XOXO


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