What if you could get a week or two more out of an old style without having to re-wash your hair? Some of us prefer to have the drama of wash day be limited to once a month or twice a month and so having solutions for styles can be pretty convenient.
That does not mean we plan to change our hair style on a daily basis either, all it means is that we have to get innovative about making styles last.
This post is important for those of us practicing low to no manipulation methods monthly, or those of us who want to preserve protective styles for longer than three days.
Here are 5 hairstyle extending hacks that you might find useful every month:
1. Shower steaming your old curly styles or blasting your hair with a Q-redew* to re-soften your hair allowing your style to last longer
The coolest thing about our curly hair is its ability to conform. Natural hair loves moisture and when you steam your hair you are actually moisturizing your strands and preparing them for your next style.
A Q-redew* can be a girl’s best friend because it steams your hair and it detangles at the same time. Your hair will be fully moisturized with just water alone. All you would need to add is a sealant and a styler for your next style, no need to wash your hair all over again.
2. Tie or pin your hair down in the direction you want it to fall instead of pineappling
This is a pretty neat trick because believe it or not pineappling is not for everyone. If you want your twist-out to fall a certain way or remain stretched all you have to do is pin it in the direction you want, almost like you would when you wrap your straight hair.
If you want to keep your twists as neat as possible you can do light jumbo twists in your hair but you still will have to pin the twists down to keep your hair in the direction you prefer.
Once you have set your hair, tie it down with a silk scarf* and put a hair bonnet over your scarf for good measure. In the morning all your have to do, is remove your pins fluff and go.
If your hair needs a bit of moisture, do not hesitate to add some the best part is you will already have your style preset even if you have to touch up with a moisturizer.