I recently embarked on a no heat journey; ok, pause, to be honest; my last blow-dry session was last week on Thursday. Nonetheless, I am really serious about no heat this time and I want to be heat free for 6 months and I properly evaluate the impact it will have on my the health on my hair journey.

That said, I present to you my 5 cornrows with added hair extensions. I had this photo shoot, during the day on Kweli Skin Organics birthday i still wore this same kitenge cropped off-shoulder top and the white jeans to the party in the evening, if you didn’t catch the post, you can catch it here.

Today, I’m giving a go to the simple protective styling to have my hair more manageable.  I will be having a different protective style every week and unravel it on the weekend. For this week, I’ve had these cornrows with added extensions. I was so sceptical about this hairstyle, because this is what I used to plait during boarding school so I cringed when I saw my head after plaiting it.  Though, I have to say, that with a little make up, you can go from looking like a school girl to low key popping.  So stay tuned for more of these hairstyles.

How I take care of my protective style

  1. Tie a satin bonnet at night. Unfortunately I don’t have a bonnet but i use a satin scarf.
  2. Spritz some oil-water every other morning to moisturise your hair. I alternated between  a moisturising hair lotion and the spritz. I use Doo Gro Moisturising Lotion. This will prevent your style from drying out.

Points to note

I did 5 cornrows, but next time I will do more than that because my hairstyle become ‘hairy’ during the week and I ended up redoing one of them. (Thank God my employer is natural, so she understands the struggle.) I also learnt that while plaiting, I can be using Eco-Styler Gel to sleek the edges, so that product will also feature in next week’s protective style.

 

That’s it for now,

Till Next Week,

XX

Rowena

 

Credit:

All Photography by Makobi

Kitenge Offshoulder top: Muganwa

 

 

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