3. Fun Updo – In the video HairDeLaCreme uses flexi rods*, however similar results can be achieved using bantu knots or a twist out. This style has the added perk of also being protective. It will keep your ends from rubbing against your shirt or jacket collar which often tends to be made of moisture sucking materials like wool.
Need more incentive for loving this style? Length doesn’t really matter! As your hair grows you can adapte it and it looks good every time. That is versatility at its finest.
4. Ninja Bun – Buns are a classic, effortless, go to style, but much like the ponytail they can get a little boring. Luckily there are tons of different ways to spice them up.
Braids, side buns, low buns, high buns, the list goes on. Another added perk is that since you can use a little bit of gel or hair cream to smooth down your edges, texture really doesn’t matter meaning if you’re relaxed or natural it should be simple enough to achieve this style.
This ninja bun is yet another variation to the traditional high bun and it looks super chic. Check out the version by EbonyCPrincess below:
5. Flat Twist Updo – When I was a little girl my mom would sometimes part my hair down the middle and give me two french braids. I look back at that hairstyle and wish I could still rock it now without feeling like a child.
Flat twists are the perfect solution! There is something about the flat twists along with the side part that gives this hairstyle the extra age it needs in order for you to pull it off as a grown woman. The pinned up ends make it a nice updo which also protect your ends. LHDC-TV shows us how she achieves this style:
You may have noticed that most of these styles are not just viable heat free options, they are also pretty great protective/low manipulation styling options too.
While protective styling isn’t necessarily a must for healthy hair in the winter it is definitely a good idea to try out for at least a couple days of the week.
Consider all the benefits you gain from staying heat free and wearing protective styles in the winter. Trust me your hair will thank you.
Originally posted 2014-01-20 15:00:16.