… if it’s forever in a protective style or under a wig?
I was just reading someone’s hair profile (yes, people do write up hair profiles with the who, what, where, when and how of their natural journey), and a woman was showing pictures of her bra strap length (BSL) hair. But she says that never wears it out, it’s always under a wig or in a protective style.
I know that you have to do those things to retain length. My question is what’s the point of growing your hair to a crazy length to never show it? I don’t think you have to wear it out every day, but I know that I’m not going to enjoy having BSL hair if I’m scared for it to be exposed. Besides, I like playing around with my hair — that’s the fun of having natural hair: versatility.
To me, it’s like having your nails done and looking hot and wearing gloves 24/7. I have great nails, but no one will ever see them.
I think you can balance protective styles and wearing your hair out. For a good chunk of this winter I was in protective and low manipulation styles – kinky twists, wigs, two-strand twists. My hair grew, but I kept saying this summer, I’m going to be wearing some sick styles. You best believe, my hair will be out and blowing in the wind. (Maybe not blowing, but you know what I mean.)
So what you do think? Protective styles all the dang time or only some of the time?