Weaves, Wigs or Braids? Or Braids in a Wig?

 

How to Choose the Best Protective Style For You

This hair issue… I don’t want to address it, but feel the need to touch on it. I’m not going to delve deep into this though, all I want to say is that my hair does not define me. It does not make me who I am in any way, shape or form.

This is the same issue with makeup… it’s all about versatility and doing whatever makes you happy and comfortable as a modern woman. We really don’t have to explain ourselves…

Now that that’s out the way…

I am an unapologetic advocate of protective styling as a method of retaining long and healthy (natural) hair. Not only does protective styling allow me to keep up with my busy lifestyle without worrying about my hair; it also helps me keep my breakage-prone hair moisturized and damage free. If you are also a fan of protective styling or have explored it as an option, you’ve most likely compared a number of styles that work best for your lifestyle. I know it can be a mission to choose a style that meets your personal taste and hair goals, so check out some of the different ways of protecting your hair (and looking fab of course!)

Wigs

My absolute FAVE!!!! Wigs are popular these days, due to their ease of use and vast benefits. This is basically a special type of hairpiece or wig in which human hair or synthetic hair is tied to a sheer lace base which goes over the scalp… like a hat made of hair. And boy do I love switching up my ‘hats’. They don’t always need to be sewn on – I just throw mine on and use the pins inside the cap to secure it. It also has an adjustable band so you can make it tight and make sure you don’t experience any embarrassing moments… because that could be so awks! I put mine on in the morning and just throw it off when I get home in the evening, which allows my natural hair to breathe as well… especially after a hectic gym session.

Check out my video explaining the difference between a full lace wig and a lace front wig by clicking here

Weaves

I’m sure you all know what that is? Weaves refer to a style where someone’s entire hair is braided and the hair extensions are sewn on. Blame it on lace wigs but I find weaves so 1990’s now. Being stuck with one style for a month or so? No thanks!

*I don’t have a pic of me in a weave, coz like, I haven’t done it in years!

Braids / Twist

According to an online dictionary (lol): Box braids are individual plaits that are usually divided by small squared off parts or boxes. Box braids may be of any width or length, but most women add synthetic or natural hair to the braid for length as well as thickness and fullness. I actually don’t mind braids, but what I do mind are those long hours sitting in a chair and having people pull you over from side to side with your stomach grumbling in between. Guys, this was until I discovered braid lace wigs! Yes, exactly that!

Braids / Twists lace front wig (Whaaaaaaat?!)

I tried these out for the first time about a month ago (thanks to @haircitysa). This is a quick and easy alternative to having your hair braided. As the name suggests, these are braids in the form of a lace wig 🙂 #NuffSaid

Can you even tell that this is a wig??? 🙂

So, which protective hair style do you prefer? 

Let me know in the comments section below 🙂

Xo – Pabi