Hardest thing about : Protective Styling (3 Step Program)
Step1: Rank Yourself
If I had to place myself of 1-10 where 1 is cannot cope with protective styling and 10 is protective styling is kid's play I would be 9.75 (yeah lets get technical!)
Step 2: What really plagues you about protective styling?
I am in love with protective styling. It appeals to my laziness and is especially useful when a ton of projects are piled at my desk.
Inspite of my love of braids, protective styling is not good for me when I have time on my hands. I find myself unravelling a braid just to stroke the hair (yes really, quite sad). The only issue is that downtime never lasts long and free hair as lovely as it is means more work.
I can and do style my braids (two french braids, side swept cornrow, flowers etc) but the thirst for free hair just cannot be beaten.
Step 3: Find a Solution - Move up a a rank!
Therefore the hardest thing about protective styling for me is leaving the hair alone. My solution is to break out a book, start studying a language or find something to research.......once I find something to fully occupy my mind, I will stop thinking about the hair.
However the ultimate solution to moving to rank 10 is doing smaller braids. They are a pain to take out (meaning you have to patient and slow) are a perfect antidote to the desire to unravel the braids. Laziness always wins out for me and whenever I have the desire to move from 9.75 to 10, the small braids work!
So join the 3 Step Program!
Step 1: Where would you rank yourself on a scale of 1-10?
Step 2: What plagues you about protective styling?
Step 3: Find a solution and move up a rank!