Fabulous easy care protective hair for holidays

It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season is upon us one more time. Going on holidays is fun and can be adventurous but

sadly not for your hair. As you get in and out of the pool to cool down, it can take its toll on your lovely locks and especially if you have children, you could spend the best part of the morning brushing out tangled hair. Most parents who have taken kids out on holidays will agree with me that it can be frustrating for the kids as well as for the parents.

Protective styles are hairstyles that Africans have been using for a long time to tame their afro hair because it is coarse and painful to brush or comb every day. There are so many different types of protective styles and as the name suggests, they are to protect your hair for a short period of time. Having protectives styles be stylish, different, and can also make life a little bit easier in the mornings when you don’t have to brush out hair.

What styles can I try?

There are Single plaits, box braids and triangle braids. Single plaits or box braids take a long time to do. It could take anything between 2 to 8 hours depending on the size, length and your own hair texture.

At I-Hobbs we use synthetic extensions to braid your hair and can get it any length you want. It’s an easy way to add colour to your hair without damaging your hair.

There are many advantages:

  • It looks beautiful

  • It lasts up to 8 weeks

  • You can add different colours

  • It’s a protective style

  • You don’t need to wash your hair for the time you have them in.

However, there are a few disadvantages...

  • It takes a long time to get done

  • It can be expensive

  • It can be sore getting done

  • It can be heavy on the head

  • It can be itchy.

Dutch plaits/Cornrows/Kardashian braids These types of protective styles are handy for getting kids' hair off their faces. Adults can also have these styles in. They are ideal for the festival look or even for a classy dinner date. They come in different sizes and you can add colour synthetic extensions to it without damaging your own hair.

Advantages of having these done:

  • They look beautiful

  • It does not take too long to get done

  • Both children and adults can get them

  • They are less expensive

  • They can be done in different colours

  • The disadvantages are that they only last between 1-3 weeks

Before you go on holidays, why not come in for a chat to see if we can help tame your kids' hair and help make your holidays more peaceful.

iHobbs provides numerous services such as - Hair extensions; Hair loss extensions; general hairdressing; make up; aesthetics and nails.

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