Just as the winter/cold weather is lingering for what seems like months on end, unfortunately hairstyles around this time of year do the same.
The cold weather seems to put many in a hair styling funk, believing there is really no point in styling their tresses, especially since it will be covered with a hat or scarf anyway. This mindset can result in the winter hairstyle blues. The best way to shake the winter hairstyle is to, of course, create fresh, new hair styles.
Twists, braids and updos are all cold weather/winter finally styles. Each can be worn under hats or scarves without messing up or disturbing the style, in contrast to ‘loose’ styles. These styles are not only great cold weather/winter friendly styles because they can easily be worn under hats and scarves, but because they are also ‘protective’ styles.
Be sure to wear satin-lined hats and/or silk-lined scarves versus cotton or wool which both can snag and pull hair strands. If you have a favorite hat or scarf that is not satin/silk-lined, just simply wear a satin/silk scarf under them.
Twists, braids and updos are considered ‘protective’ styles because you can wear them over a period of time without manipulating your hair. They protect the hair strands by providing them a break from everyday styling which can cause breakage. Therefore wearing ‘protective’ styles are beneficial to your hair.
Braided and twist styles can be created using one’s natural hair or with extensions. Individual braids and twists are very versatile. Individual braids and twists can be pinned up to create an endless array of updos. Updos can also be designed to fit with particular hats or scarves.
Updos can be created with loose hair as well. Updos created with loose hair versus braids or twists are still considered to be ‘protective’ styles. Again, they can be worn for a number of days without having to manipulate the hair. A great and easy way to change up the look of a style, whether it is twists, braids or updos, is to add decorative combs, barrettes and/or clips.
YouTube is a great source of DIY hairstyle tutorials. By browsing under the topic of braid and/or twist updo or just simply hair ‘updo’, you will gain access to hundreds of style tutorials. Looking at loose hair tutorials on YouTube will also give you creative ideas on how to style braid and twist updos.
With the above options available, you will not only be inspired to snap out of the winter hairstyle blues, but also as a result protect your hair strands and retain length by wearing low manipulation (‘protective’) styles.