BEAUTY BAR: Don't Get It Twisted!

There is nothing I love more than wearing my ‘fro, especially in the summertime. My kinky curls love embracing the seldom breeze here in the Atlanta heat. As much as I may adore my hair, having to do it all the time gets to be a bit tiresome, and the constant manipulation can cause unnecessary stress and damage. Protective styling, if kept properly, is a healthy way to put your hair away and still rock a cute style.

Some of you may be wondering what protective styling is. It’s all in the name. Basically, they are styles that require little to no daily manipulation. The less you have to mess with your hair, the less chance of damage. The idea is to put away the ends, which is usually the oldest part of the hair that is more prone to dryness, breakage and split ends, to reduce the possibility of damage thereby protecting your hair while it retains moisture.

This Fashionista is wearing Marley Twists. These always become very popular during the summer and I don’t see them dying out anytime soon. Oftentimes people are hesitant to get protective styles out of fear they will get boring after a while, but with Marley Twists you have about just as much freedom you would with your own hair.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? To get the most out of your protective style try accessorizing your twists with some cuffs. Add some big round hoop earrings to match. Lastly, be sure to keep your edges laid with edge control.