A friend of mine is loc'ing is was asking me about protective styles.
When I think of "protective styles" it reminds me of the styles that loose naturals do to protect their hair. It gave the hair a chance to rest while remaining untouched. It could help promote hair growth and give the hair and hair do-er a break. This was usually achieved by braids, twists, weaves and wigs.
I rarely did protective styles when I had a loose fro. But when I did I looooved them. I never thought to do one with my locs though. I assumed that the only way to do that would be with a wig on top of the locs.
Hell to the nah. Number one, you wouldn't catch me wearing a wig. And number two, if I did get a wig, that mess would look hilarious on top of some locs. Am I right?
And then it dawned on me...curls! The curls you see have been in for a good week and a half.
I'll more than likely keep them in for another week or so. I would consider curls a protective style because you don't have to do a thing to them yet you still manage to have a classy look. It takes some time for the curls to drop and I love how they last throughout sweaty work-outs. The curls prevent me from OCT (obsessive compulsive twisting) and no matter how I lay on them at night, I still wake up to them.
So yes, ladies...if you're looking for a style that will prevent you from twisting/latching and look decent for weeks, curls is the way to go!
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