Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Braided & Protected - Protective Hair Style on Child's Natural Hair

By Aisha of Braid with Me

We're back with a new protective style! Before I started Anisa's hair, I knew that I wanted her to have a nice, protective up do. The one thing that I didn't know was how I wanted it to look. 

This style was done over the course of two nights. Due to our hectic schedules, I am only able to devote time to hair at night. As a result, Anisa tends to get sleepy during the styling process and I'm not able to finish. 

During the first night, I braided sections 1 and 2. I also added the small cornrow in the front that hangs down. The remainder of her hair was placed in a simple bun for school. I used Oyin Handmade Hair Dew and Sugar Berries Pomade while braiding her hair. I will continue to use these products to moisturize her hair while she has this style. I will also use Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries for added moisture.  

The next night, I continued to braid the rest of her hair. Sections 3 and 4 were braided as if I was making two off centered mohawks. The remaining hair in each section was gathered into two large cornrows going in opposite directions. 

I wrapped sections 3 and 4 around each other and secured her hair with pins. 

Sections 1 and 2 were joined with sections 3 and 4 and secured in the same fashion. 

The end result is a beautiful, protective style that is sure to turn heads!! I love it! And most importantly, she loves it!!! 

The Left Side

The Front

 The Right Side

The Back

 The Top


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  1. So creative and beautiful...love it :-)

  2. So creative and beautiful...love it :-)

  3. SERIOUSLY AISHA?!?!? hhhhhhhhh. This is ridonkulous!! LOVE IT!!

  4. I just have one word to say: GENIUS! - discoveringnatural.blogspot.com

  5. this is ridiculously beautiful.Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love this! Now I need someone to teach me how to cornrow. :D

  7. This is so creative and beautiful!

  8. Wow!! that us very elegant, creative, and beautiful. Nice work.

  9. I love this style...BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  10. Ughh I'm soo jealous lol...I cnt wait until my hair gets long I'm gonna be trying all if these styles on my hair lol

  11. These hairstyles are just adorable. Kudos to you.


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