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DIY Affordable Protective Styles Review

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I have been wearing protective styles since August 2014. I have worn crochet braids with Marley hair, yarn twists and box braids; i did all these styles on myself for the first time (i normally pay to get them done)>
Crochet Braids with Marley Hair I used 2 packs in a color 1B. I cut the hair in half. Kept this style for a month and a half.  Pros: Versatile styling, no hair left out.
Cons: Hair is very dry (I used a cream moisturizer to soften it). It is a hassle curling it while it is on your head because you have to dip it in hot water. If you want this style it is better to make a crochet wig.
I curled my hair using TheChicNatural's  method:


Yarn Twists (My favorite protective styles)
I used 100% acrylic yarn (7-9 strands per twist). Kept this style in for a month.
Pros: Cheaper than braiding hair, easy to put in, fast & take out, less breakage than box braids.
Cons: Burning the tips & and heavier than box braids (especially when wet).
Box Braids
I used 2 packs of Xpressio…