Category: Protective Styles

Protective styles keep your routine low maintenance, they help reduce breakage, and grow longer hair. Browse some of our favorite styles.

5 Fabulous Box Braid Updos

Natural and non-naturals alike have fallen in love with box braids. Some braids are large, others are smaller.  But no matter the size, we absolutely love them and their versatility.  We have found some classy, sassy and sophisticated ways to rock your box braids.   The Corporate French Braid Spiral French Braid Front Bun The Beehive […]

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The Secret to Juicy Plump Two Strand Twists

There is no doubt in my kinky head that two strand twists are the greatest creation since bobby pins and ouchless elastics. This easy to do low manipulation style is where I always seem to run back to whether it be from a bout of styling laziness or to give my hair a rest from […]

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Low Manipulation vs. Protective Styling

On our last visit we discussed the importance of protective styling and ways even short tressed divas can preserve those precious ends. We also briefly touched on the difference between protective styling and low manipulation styling with the promise we would pass that way again. So this week we return to learn how to distinguish […]

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Should You Protective Style Short Hair

Should You Protective Style Short Hair?

With so much emphasis placed on the importance of protective styling in natural hair care, those who are freshly big chopped or who are still in the growing out stages may be confused as to whether or not they should protective style. The most confusing question is probably how do you protective style when your […]

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The Curl Kitchen in Chicago

Peggy from the Curl Kitchen

Peggy shares her natural hair story with Black Naps and gives us the scoop on her company Curl Kitchen, a natural hair retail source for naturalistas in Chicago. She even shares photos of her amazing twisted updos, you gotta check them out! Photography by Fotoinna  Tell me about your company Curl Kitchen is Chicago’s best retailer […]

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