MsTan­ish1 (on Youtube) pic­tured above

By Chin­we of Hair and Health

Are you tired of your usu­al bun or beanie over braids?  Here are four fun styles to keep your ends pro­tect­ed dur­ing the harsh, cold weath­er:

1. Faux French Braid on Mini-twists

This style gives the illu­sion of length while pro­tect­ing the ends of your strands.  All you need is one pack of hair exten­sions that resem­ble your tex­ture (e.g., Mar­ley braid hair). The style can be mod­i­fied for much short­er strands.
2. Twisted Elegance

This style is great for those who love flat twists with a taste of ele­gance.  You will need a comb for neat part­ing, enough hair for twist­ing, and … well, flat twist­ing skills.  No need to wor­ry if you don’t know how to flat twist; this lady has a step-by-step tuto­ri­al for begin­ners on her chan­nel.
3. Versatile Box Braid Extensions

Braid (or twist) exten­sions are a pop­u­lar go-to pro­tec­tive style this year.  How­ev­er, if you’re tired of the clas­sic braids-in-a-bun, this tuto­ri­al will give you a few more styles to try.  It show­cas­es some cute updos as well as a spin on the clas­sic bun.
4. Elegant Natural Pin-up on a Twist Out

If you do not want to let go of your twist outs or braid outs, try this style to pro­tect your ends.  You will need a few bob­by pins and enough hair to work into an updo.

Ladies, what styles do you wear dur­ing cold weath­er?  Share below!


Empow­er­ing wom­en of col­or to break bar­ri­ers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin.

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6 Comments on "4 Fun Protective Styles for Cold Weather"

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Thank you Ms .Tan­isha ‚this video helps .Its not easy being nat­u­ral and wear­ing short mini twist for long peri­ods of time can wear on you.I was please to see the styl­ish way that you upgrad­ed the look of your twists.
Thanks again ,


LOVE the first video, espe­cial­ly!

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I love Ms. Tan­ish!!!!


My hair is thin­ning and break­ing off real­ly bad. I’ve nev­er had this prob­lem before I col­ored and hi-light­ed my hair. My hair is break­ing from beneath the new growth. I am con­di­tion­ing and using pro­teins, after wash­ing it every two weeks and the only heat I am using is a blow dry­er. What else can I do???

If you come back to read this: I’m no expert but.… Blowdry­er is a no-no. It doesn’t sound like your hair could take colour, high­lights and now heat. That is too much for most people’s hair. You say you try to bal­ance pro­tein and mois­ture but I would like to know what you mois­turise with and use to keep your hair moist between wash days. You should read up on coloured nat­u­rals both in style icons here and on youtube and blogs to find out what oth­er peo­ple are using to com­bat the exces­sive dry­ness from using colour. Most peo­ple have… Read more »

Wow beau­ti­ful, I love those videos and those gurls and their hair are gorg. Thanks for shar­ing.