Your hair & Winter: Volume 1

I love Winter. I love my boots, patterned stockings, oversized jerseys, cuddling with my guy, cozy nights at home, electric blankets, soulful soup and the rain. I love the rain! So why am I dreading this winter? Why do I feel as if I would like nothing more than to hibernate for the next few months. Can one take hibernation leave? Why do bears get to have all the fun!? 


Crying because I have to say goodbye to my wash n go’s

I think one of the main reasons I’m not feeling this Winter is because I know that it is time to put my hair away. Yes, I’m talking protective styling. If you know me, you know that I am what is referred to as the lazy naturalista. I am a spritz, oil and cream kinda girl and I love it that way. The bigger my hair the better. Since Winter is coming ( oh you knew I was going to use the Stark motto – don’t even pretend) I have decided that it is time to say goodbye to the bossiekop all in the name of protecting her – queue lamentful music below… 

Sigh… Okay, that was a bit overly dramatic with the rain in the background but you get what I’m trying to say, right? 

What is protective styling?
Google describes protective styling as the following:

protective style is any coiffure configuration that keeps your ends safely tucked away. These hairdos require very little daily upkeep and help strands stay moisturized.

Protective styling is: 

  • Low maintenance 
  • Fantastic for retaining growth
  • Keeps your hair soft and manageable
  • Great for eliminating knots and breakage.
Protective styling could include styles such as buns, braids, twists and tucked in updo’s – 
The idea is to make sure that your ends are sealed in a heavier oil to protect it during the colder months.
See examples below of past styles: 

What are your hair goals for the colder season? 
NB – Hair growth stuff below…
Before I go I need to update you on my hair growth mixture. Since Winter is coming (I am such a fangirl) I have decided to change things up a little. I don’t want to keep spritzing my hair on a daily basis because last year the flu hit me really hard. I am now adding half the bottle of bayrum, bergamot and the full bottle of placenta to my leave in conditioner. I make sure to shake the bottle thoroughly before conditioning my hair. I’ve been using it as a base for my deep conditioner as well. Will keep you posted with results but so far so good! 
Stay Gold, 




  1. 08/22/2016 / 12:14

    you, my love, are a genius.herbination holiday! yes. the we do away with adulting. love it. haha.
    I won't be protective styling. i tend to neglect my hair when i do and winter would be the worst time to do that. plus there's this spot thats always prone o getting a stadium in winter and I' not taking chances. maybe in spring hey.

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  2. 08/22/2016 / 12:15

    Hey Mandy

    I would love to know which salon you go to for your hair? I c I love your blogs and your hair makes me happy 😉 Do you own a salon? I would trust you with my hair!!


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