Sticking to the protective styles you know can be tempting during the winter holidays. Thankfully, we can show you that you can spice up your winter holiday protective hairstyles with a little twist. So, here are our top five holiday hairstyles you will enjoy adopting this winter.
Retro Pin, Roll, And Tuck
Before creating any hairstyle to last for a few days, it is essential to ensure that your afro hair contains sufficient hydration to stay healthy during this time. So, after utilising a water-based, sulphate-free shampoo like ours and our Moisture-Rich Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado, remember to seal this wash day moisture in.
Use a small amount of our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil all over your afro hair, especially your ends, to reduce split ends and improve the smoothness of your strands. Best of all, you can also use this mixture to refresh your style during the week.
After using these three hydrating products, you can create a twist out while your hair is still damp. Then, let your afro hair dry naturally or with a diffuser on a low setting. Next, when the twist out is dry, unravel this style with a small amount of our Curling Creme With Coconut And Jamaican Black Castor Oils to give your new curly pattern some hold and definition.
To complete this style, make a side parting, roll the front part of your curls, and tuck it in with bobby pins.
Opt for a cornrow ponytail if you want an old-school, glam look for your natural curls. Then use a wig or a piece of extension to create the ponytail element of this style. Begin this style by braiding your cornrows only to the point where you start your ponytail. In other words, after separating your natural hair into sections from your hairline, braid these sections back until the centre of your head, where your ponytail will begin. Then, tie these sections together to form a ponytail. Finally, you could continue braiding your ponytail to create one big braid.
Craving a classy winter holiday hairstyle that will still protect your natural hair underneath? Try faux locs. You could also dye your faux locs with a winter-based colour like light grey or dark blue to give them a unique look. Remember to maintain a moisturising routine for your afro hair underneath these locs to keep your afro curls hydrated during the winter.
Curly Updo With Curly Bangs
After your wash day routine, curl your natural hair using flexi rod sets or rollers. Before using a flexi rod set, opt for our Curling Mousse With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater to help define and soften your curls before a style. This mixture can also assist with scalp issues and result in stronger, natural hair, even in winter. Then, dry your afro curls using a hooded dryer. Once dry, take the rollers out and create a curly bun using the curls near the nape of your neck. Let the curls at your hairline lay like bangs. You can also accessorize your bun using a headband for your bun or hair jewellery.
Side Swept Afro With A Decorative Middle
You also need to start this holiday hairstyle with clean, conditioned curls. After putting your hair into a side parting, apply our curling mousse before creating several braids on either side of your head. You can use braid cuff rings for the braids on the top of your head. Then, once these braids a dry, start untangling the lower section of braids on both sides. Leave the braids with the braid cuff rings intact, leaving you with a decorative middle and a side-swept afro look. You can refresh this style with our Everyday Curl Refresh With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils.
Instead of tucking your natural hair under a boring style during the holidays, try our styles above to keep looking fierce. Remember that you can continue to slay in colder temperatures with a consistent moisturising haircare routine that allows your style to look its best.