Protective Style: Jumbo Braids in a Bun

Hey, my blessed naturals!
I pray you're having a good start to your week! I'm also praying for all of you who were affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.

In hair related news... I got tired of styling my hair. Since I've been dealing with protein overload, I found myself having to do my hair too often. It was about 2 weeks ago when I put some jumbo braids in my hair and put them in a bun.

I used 5 1/2 packs of Marley hair for the style. This was my first time doing single braids with the sectioned off hair. I usually do them with jumbo braiding hair you have to section off. It was frustrating in the beginning because it kept getting tangled, but I found that it tangles less when you apply a small amount of moisturizer to your hands or hair first. I think next time, I will either do that or spray the hair with braid spray before braiding.


I spray my braids with Africa's Best Braid Sheen Spray with Conditioner twice a day. I really like the one with Shea butter. I've done an ACV rinse (for seborrheic dermatitis) and washed my hair one time since braiding it. I also wash or rinse my edges a few times a week because I apply gel to them. My scalp has still been really itchy in the back, so I might take the braids out within the next couple of days.

1BlessedNatural: This pic was taken about a month before braiding my hair - Instagram @1BlessedNatural

I want to know what YOU are doing with your hair!
Are you wearing braids?