Faux loc Faux locs have remained a major trend since popping up on our radar last summer. This style, created by winding extensions around sections of your natural hair, gives the illusion of real locs. Keep in mind the added weight of this style if you’re fairly active. When done correctly, these locs can last you a couple months.
Braided buns – Searching for an effortless, versatile updo? Upgrade your topknot with a braided bun. Unlike box braids or faux locs, you won’t spend 6-8 hours chair bound. The best part? This style will keep your forehead cool and sticky curl-free!
Flat twists – Believe or not, flat twists can be styled in an intricate way, so you’re not stuck in the crib waiting for them to dry hours on end – simply untwist (once dry) for adorable, bouncy curls.
Cornrows – This classic style can be worn using only your natural hair or with the help of extensions. Get them braided straight-back or slanted at an angle for an edgy look. When cared for properly, this style can last you up to ten weeks.
Of course, to ensure your hairstyle doesn’t end up looking scraggly, you’ll want to ask your stylist (or homegirl) what products they suggest to maintain the protective style of your choice. After all, you want to get the most bang out of your buck! Happy styling!
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