Finally coming to you guys to give an anticipated review on my current protective style.
Let me start off by saying that I love to wear weaves occasionally. The most important thing to me when wearing a weave or sew in, is that your natural hair and the fake hair blend properly to give a NATURAL look. Whether you decide to wear curly hair, straight hair or wavy hair, make sure your hair blends properly! I can't tell you how many times I've seen someone wearing a weave, and you can tell where the weave hair meets up with the persons natural hair! :-( awful!
Anyways, I chose to purchase some hair that matched my hair texture exactly. The purpose of this protective style, was to keep heat off of my hair, and give my real hair a break from styling weekly. As I stated in a previous post, I will be protective styling until February 2014 as apart of my very own protective style challenge. In between styles I will be letting my hair breathe periodically, trimming my ends and deep conditioning.
I purchased this hair from a vendor I seem on Instgram. Her Instgram name is @vabk and she also has a business Instgram account which is @beautybyvabk . There are so many other vendors and companies that now produce Mongolian kinky curly hair like: heatfreehair , haute kinkyhair onyc hair and so on. I chose to purchase from this particular vendor because her prices were the more reasonable and at the time, she had a special that included free shipping. I purchased 2 bundles, a 16in and a 18in. Both totaled up to $200 with free shipping.
I had my friend Alyssa install the hair for me. I got a full sew in with MINIMAL hair left out on the top, and a tiny bit of hair left out around the top perimeter of my hair. That way I don't have to worry about styling a lot of my real hair, which would defeat the purpose of this protective style.
When the hair was done being installed, let me just say it was HUGE! Like Diana Ross huge. Lol, I was a little intimidated by how big it was, but nonetheless owned it of course. Since I had to go to work the next day and didn't want to scare everyone off with my now massive curly fro, I wanted to tame the hair down a bit so I decided to do a two strand twist on the hair.
This hair can be shampooed, co washed, dyed and blow dried. You can do roller sets, rod sets and anything else you can think of. It acts just like our hair and mimics our hair. It shrinks up when wet, and can be stretched out by various styling.
I spray the hair down with water almost daily; if not daily then every other day. I use miss Jessie's pillow soft curls and jelly soft curls on this hair, for twisting and to give some hold. I have not co washed the hair yet, but will do so before the weekend is over. I sometimes use Eden body works glaze/edge control on my edges when I want a sleek look.
Let me know if you guys have questions or concerns about this hair or any other protective style. I will be keeping this hair in until late October or early November.