#90Dayhairgrowthchallenge – Protective Styles

protective styles 90 day

So you have decided to join the #90dayhairgrowth challenge. Welcome to the challenge. The challenge is not supposed to be stressful but fun and exciting.

protective styles 90 day


Objectives of the Challenge

  • to get to know your hair better
  • to achieve the optimal growth
  • to let your natural hair rest with less manipulation as possible
  • to develop better hair care routines
  • to have fun
  •  develop a closer relationship with yourself and self love “embrace your natural beauty”

In this post, we will discuss protective styling. Participants in the challenge are encouraged to wear protective styles for the next 90 days. So you may ask what is a protective style?

Protective style is any hair configuration that keeps the ends of your hair tucked away.”  These hairstyles requires little daily upkeep and assist with keeping your ends moisturized.This is also known to promote hair growth due to the  reduction of manipulation (pulling and tugging on the ends causing shedding)

Protective styles include the following

  1. cornrows
  2. flat twist
  3. updos (pineapple, twisted updos)
  4. braids ( crochet braids,box braids)
  5. twists (Senegalese twists, two strand twists,)
  6. coils
  7. wigs (custom wig,human hair, synthetic )
  8. sewins/weaves/quickweaves
  9. low/high buns
  10. twisted protective styles (individual twists)
  11. soft curls (twisted partially with bangs)
  12. faux locs
  13. cornrow bun
  14. goddess braids (updo or flat)
  15. side bags with undercut (bangs made with twists)
  16. side twist protective style
  17. braids with curls
  18. protective french braids
  19. multiple buns
  20. bun w/thin twists
  21. head wraps
  22. updo and coiffed (pin and tucked)
  23. perm rod sets (curlie curls)
  24. faux bun
  25. pulled back twists

Benefits of Protective Styling

  1.  Creativity & Stylish Looks
  2. Length retention
  3. Protection of the Ends
  4. Maintaining moisture (struggling with Mositure click here to get the oils that you need)
  5. Ability to try new looks

One very Easy Protective Style for me are Crochet Braids… see a clip from a one month update. (Installed by Me)

When selecting a protective style:  looks for styles that are easy for you as you may not like what looked good on another naturalista.  You may have to change it up quickly. For the 90 day challenge, it is recommended that you change up your protective style every two weeks so that you will be able to wash and deep conditioning and massaging  your scalp. Most of all be creative and find styles that fit your personality. Natural hair is so versatile.

Be Inspired….Embrace your Natural Beauty……..

My other go to quick style is the Faux Bun …..the easiest style ever….

*if interested in ordering a custom wig email at modestnatural411@gmail.com

Hopefully these tips will help you out during your natural journey and during the #90dayhairgrowth challenge. Please make sure that you have subscribe as they well be updates tips and opportunities to win free products throughout the challenge. Maker sure you have also joined our group on facebook http://https://www.facebook.com/groups/1804019509828878/?ref=bookmarks.

Happy Growing ……#healthyhairgoals…….Don’t forget to post your pre-challenge pictures in the group for an entry in this month’s giveaway.

For more tips and information on my natural journey Grab your copy of my book “What your Momma Never Told You About Natural Hair”

Make sure you are drinking lots of water and eating properly during the challenge. Share the challenge with friend as you can encourage each other.


Much Love Nora…..

 Donations and purchases made through this website  go to the “BEYOUProject” as we endeavor to help young girls to have positive self-esteem and it helps to keep information presented here coming to you on a regular basis. We thank you in advance for your support and prayers. 


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90 Day Hair Growth Challenge



Last month we just completed our first #90dayhairgrowthchallenge and with such great success and positive feedback were are starting up again

with over 200 participants we are super excited to it all over again.

Welcome to the 90 day hair growth challenge….See information below for the details…..Happy Growing.!


We are inviting you to join in the fun. Feel free to share with your family and friends.

We have a few rules and information that we feel will beneficial to the success of the challenge.


Commit wearing your hair in a protective style for 90 days.

You are encouraged to change up your still every 3-4 wks. 

  • No heat is allowed during the challenge.
  • No “loose” hairstyles.
  •  sleep with as satin pillow case or bonnet every night
  • Oil and moisturize your scalp 2-3x a week.
  • massage scalp 10-15 min 2x  per week.  

Protective Styles


* Braided styles

*Crotchet braids

* Up-dos with your ends tucked away

* Twists,Twisted styles, Mini Twists
* Flat twist

*Updos with your ends tucked away
* Wigs

See what others are saying:

see what the participants are saying “Naketa “#postchallenge My hair has definitely grown since starting this challenge. My hair is very healthy & thick. I massage my scalp every other night with oil, wash & deep condition weekly & usually twist it every other night to wear a puff. My hair is growing like crazy & I love it! Wish I would have wore my hair in its natural state sooner.

“Jamila” says #PostChallenge my hair grew a little longer but it’s thicker now than before and I learned it’s better for my hair if leave my protective style up for at least 6 weeks but not longer than 8 bcuz my hair starts to break when it’s up too long without proper shampooing or oils.

“Veronica” says #postchallenge- I’ve learned some protective style tips to use in the future

We are also asking that you click on the link below to grab your copy of the ebook “What your Momma Never Told You About Natural Hair” This a a great resource to help you on your journey to “happy healthy hair”

If you are reading this post and have not joined the facebook group-follow the link and join below.

#90dayhairgrowthchallenge. We hope that you will head over to our Facebook Group and join…


Embrace your natural beauty…..

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What you you will receive

Tips on how to grow your hair



Ideas for Protective Styles

Support and Accountability

Free products/Contest Giveaways

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What momma never told you about natural hair


Are you Natural, transitioning or considering going back to Natural maybe you are struggling to better know how to take care of children ‘s natural hair… You should check out my newest book “What your  Momma didn’t tell you about Natural Hair “


This book discusses my natural journey, struggles as well as maintenance at home in between stylist appointments.

Wishing you much success on your natural journey and remember this is your journey and patience is the key….

Much Love Nora,

Follow the link below or you may check out at the cart below to place your order… Your purchase supports the #BeYouProject

The project focuses on creating avenues for excellence for young girls and young woman who may have some personal challenges in reaching their life goals…



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Natural Hair| Winter Care| 



When season change, we have to also modify how we care for our natural hair. The winter time is an optimal time to see a low of growth due to the need for less manipulation and the use of protective styling which will be addressed later in the article.

Less frequent washing: I most wash my hair weekly in the summer and spring which usually works best for me. I mostly cowash with Tresseme Flawless curls conditioner after a apple cider vinegar rinse. Now that it is cooler it is not necessary to walk weekly so I can make it 10 days to 14 days.

Scalp Nourishment : Don’t only focus on your hair. To keep down on dryness in the scalp by adding a daily treatment…I use coconut oil or castor oil.
Moisturized Daily: I have learned that you have to moisturize daily  to keep your hair from being dry I usually do my moisturizing at night and once my hair is semi dry, I cover it with a silk scarf. I do use a home made moisturizer. My hair feels soft and moist the next day.

Seal with a heavy cream: I also seal my ends with a home-made Shea butter cream or some I previously purchased from different brand. You have to find what works best for your hair.
 Deep Condition: To help with moisture retention, it is advisable to do regular deep conditioning treatment especially during the colder months. I try to deep condition one time a month 
Protective Styles: In the past winter seasons, I wore double strand twists all the time. This time around, my choice of style are crochet braids and wigs. Protective styles help you retain moisture and keep your hair length. They also prevent hair damage as you would not be over-manipulating your hair so much. Protective styles come in different forms, including wearing wigs, braids or weave installs and hats. I do wear scarves and hats a lot during the winter. The only time that my hair is seen in public is when I am going to church or an event.

Trims: What better time to get rid of those raggedy ends than the winter time? It ‘s cold, and you are either wearing a protective style or some hat , so why not just go ahead and cut off those unhealthy ends. This is the best time to do it.

In closing, make sure you find out what works best for your hair and do what you can to take care of your hair take care of your hair year round especially in the winter. How do you take care of your hair? What about you? Do you have any winter hair care tips that you can share with us?

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