I kicked off my second protective style on March 8th. I will be protective styling all of 2014 with 9 week intervals, followed with a 2 week resting period. I have learned some valuable information with the ups and downs of protective styling.
- I can not go longer than 9 weeks in a weave.
- If I do, it must be a crochet style
- I must be able to get to my scalp
- Drink water
My first style was a weave, which can be read about here. My hair grew so much , however there was so much shed hair and the length of my hair was dry dry dry! I expected this because I could only reach under the net and oil my scalp. The braided up hair was drier than the Sahara desert. So for the remaining year I will alternate between crochet braids, kinky twists, or box braids.
So first session was Dec 21, 2013- February 21, 2014
Rest phase February 22, 2014-March 7, 2014