The Beauty of Protective Styling
After I started dyeing and bleaching my hair (dye is actually okay but bleach is literally a soul sucking DEMON) my hair texture went to bust and my hair just looked like hay. I hadn't realized how much my hair started becoming my brand until I cut it, and after that I vowed to do everything possible to restore my hair to it's former glory. There began the wigscapade! it started off with a couple of hair companies here and there offering me wigs, and because I didn't know how to make them I just ignored it or told them to make one for me.
I got sucked in to the wig making world because I realized I actually enjoyed it and started using it to de-stress even. Every time I was feeling down I would make a wig and it gave me so much joy! (It's all about finding what makes you happy which I will talk about in another blog post). Aside from the obvious obsession with making wigs I realized it was a way of covering my hair from me further damaging it by dyeing or excessive combing. I noticed my hair grew more also because I wasn't playing with it so much, trust me as a natural your hand is ALWAYS in your hair (hand in hair syndrome). Now, lately I try out different colors and textures because I love the versatility of wearing wigs
If you have Natural hair you've often heard the term protective styling a bit too often. I can't always make videos on my youtube about everything, but I thought it would be important to know why I started wearing wigs. If you've been following me for a while then you know that I was NEVER a wig person, if my hair wasn't in a puff then it was in a bun (scroll down my Instagram feed all the way and you'll understand what I mean).
One fateful day, a company told me that they couldn't make the wig for me and I'd have to make it myself so I sat down and I started watching thousand of videos on how to make wigs! What I realized was that because I already knew how to install a sew-in it literally was no different, and that's where it all began. My first wig was a great accomplishment for me and it took a while to get used to but I did it, I actually made one!
Crotchet braids is something I'm going to start trying too because I've noticed they are relatively easy to do as well (I'm not much of a natural hair updo kinda girl, if you can't tell already).
And yeah, I guess that's that's that's all folks! What do you think? Share your thoughts! Is wearing wigs the new "it" thing now and why do YOU wear wigs?
Snazzy days are coming!