A few days ago Brianna reached out to us and asked that we could share her video of her boyfriend slaying her protective style and I knew I had to save it for Valentines Day.
Theron is not a hairstylist but he wanted to help his girl with her protective styles because he did not want her to spend a ton of money at an expensive stylist. With that said he has been doing her twist extensions* for years!
Check out their cute video:
I fell in love with everything about this video because it’s raw and with all the fussiness of youtube these days it felt good to see a video that was just authentic in every way.
Of course I cannot leave this post without sharing some of the lessons we have learned from this love story.
1. You can absolutely do your own protective styles
As Theron mentioned if you want to do simple protective styles on your natural hair you should try to do it your self if you want to save money. Search for tutorials on youtube and practice until you get it right.
2. Use recycled hair
Another money saving tip, take care of the hair you purchase so that you can use it over and over again. After awhile you won’t be able to but while the hair is in great condition why purchase new packs?
3. Use the install as bonding time
I loved that Theron and Bri used the time to reaffirm the reasons they appreciate each other and that for me that was probably one of the coolest lessons. Traditionally in the black community we often sit and get our hair done between the legs of family members (in this case a boyfriend) and we use the time to connect with each other.
That time together is priceless and you hear the best stories and get the best affirmations during those moments. I love that ritual and Theron and Bri brought that to life.
Happy Valentines Day