2014 Protective Style 2: Weave & Bangs

And so the weave won…again.

I just can’t do braids. I love them and I lust after them all the time but when I thought about my Saturday, my precious Saturday, I had more things to do than a 6 hour session at the salon would allow. For this style, I did pretty much my usual prep. I had washed, deep conditioned and detangled my hair the morning before. I also did a quick tension blow dry (and was surprised at how long my hair had gotten) before heading off to my stylist. Well, it’s a shame that what happened on Saturday happened. My usual stylist didn’t tell me she couldn’t make our appointment, so she decided it best to get someone else to do my hair…without telling me and I only found out ‘at my appointment’. So there I was waiting for her only for someone else, whom I didn’t know, to come and say that so and so sent her – no phone call or WhatsApp message from so and so to me though. Now, I’m very picky about who handles my hair. My usual stylist understands when I tell her not to use a fine tooth comb on my hair, or not to put the weave track in too tight etc. which is the complete opposite of the woman who ended up doing my hair. How hard is it to find a good hairdresser who is reliable and can (correctly) handle natural hair in Joburg?! Needless to say, I’m thinking twice about that stylist of mine…

After the usual tug of war with a new hairdresser, I finally came out with the style I’d wanted. I felt like a change, so why not experiment every once in awhile. The last time I had a weave with bangs was about 4 or 5 years ago back home in Dar. And have generally stayed away from straight weaves since going natural. I guess I just never really craved it until now. And I think this style can be the perfect one for the cold weather that’s creeping in. Braids are and always will be on the cards for the future. I’ll find the time (read: patience) to do it someday. Until then, I’m loving my new look 🙂



  1. July 7, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    Hey girl! I love your blog, you are doing a great job, keep it up! I like how you style your hair, do you use any styling gel product to hold your styles? how often are you on protective styles?

  2. June 7, 2014 / 9:09 am

    You will be my go to girl when i go home for the break!! I love everything about your blog!!!!

  3. Anonymous
    May 26, 2014 / 7:43 am

    Luv the way you do your hair.Too cul!Myb will get the courage do the straight hair thing.Esp luv the braid/weave combo.Cant figure out how u do the braids at the front with the natural hair.Pliiiiiiz let me know how its done.Help a sista from Kenya out!

    • June 26, 2014 / 5:17 am

      Hey, they braid my hair normally. One lady had actually done another technique I think she called tree braids or something. that way you didn't see the length of my natural hair poking out of the braid.

  4. May 14, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    I love it! So you're stylist just thought you wouldn't notice that she wasn't there..lol
    She should've def notified you, that was very unprofessional of her not to.

    • May 17, 2014 / 5:08 am

      Thank you. VERY unprofessional of her and I told her so. She didn't think it was a big deal. But I'm so sad she did this I hardly trust her now. And it's back to square 1 hmppf

  5. Anonymous
    May 14, 2014 / 10:09 am

    It looks good, you can switch it to curly waves when you bored like I do sometimes..also its the only time you can use that stashed away flat iron ,lol

    • May 17, 2014 / 5:06 am

      Right?! I had to drag out my dusty flat iron from the bottom of my hair basket lol. Though I haven't needed to use it just yet as wrapping it up helps at night 🙂

  6. Blessy
    May 14, 2014 / 9:32 am

    lovely, so inspired to do same

    • May 17, 2014 / 5:05 am

      Awesomeness 🙂

  7. May 14, 2014 / 8:11 am

    I like it. I'm going to get a straight slanted bob wig at the end of the month. And also will try faux locs

    • May 17, 2014 / 5:04 am

      Yeah the asymmetrical bib is also on my list! Please share a pic if you do it 😉

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