Protective Styles for New Naturals / Short Natural Hair

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Hey Peeps, I know a lot of you ladies are newly natural and/or transitioning. I wanted to share some of my protective styles I used when I was newly natural. In the beginning of my natural hair journey, I used  protective styles to help my hair grow and to protective the ends of my hair. I also was not very comfortable having such short hair, but if I kept it braided up I felt a lot more comfortable with the length in these styles.

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This was my very first set of twist on my hair. This was just simple two strand twist. You can leave this in for a couple days to achieve a very defined twist out.

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This was my very first twist out. I was very uncomfortable with this style at that time because it was so short.

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These  were  mini twist. This was one of my go-to styles, although it took longer to install than chunkier twist.  I also loved the way it looked as it got older.

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As you can see, my hair started growing from constantly being protected. This style is one that I loved. It was two strand twisted in the back, cornrows in the front with two strand twisted ends.

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Don’t judge me, I was new to make-up. LOL Anywho, the previous style would transition into this style. I would just unravel the twist in the back and the twisted ends of the cornrows in the front, then pull it up in a ponytail. Super cute!

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Here is the same style when my hair was shorter. Clearly, I really like that style.

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This style was very jazzy. I corn rowed my hair to one side, and two strand twisted the back.

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And of course, you can always wear braids.

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When I was newly natural, I would wash, condition my hair every two weeks. Then  I install my protective style that would last for two weeks.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Peace and Love

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