It's the most wonderful time of the year! You know...when it's so cold outside that you don't even want to get out of your bed in the morning and the walk from the parking lot into a building seems like a 10 mile journey. Yeah that right...I'm talking about WINTER! In case you couldn't tell winter is definitely not my favorite season, but I digress. With it being cold and windy outside there is no time like the present to amp up protective styling. For those who may not know protective styling is any style that prevents your hair from rubbing against your clothing or anything else and your ends up and tucked away. Even though I'm able to wear my hair in buns it's still not quite at what I'd consider 'bun length' yet so I'm learning to have to be more creative with my protective styles for the time being. Now this particular style that I'm rocking in the picture below is actually a pin curl style gone all the way wrong...nice coverup huh? And it took me all of about 3-5 minutes to achieve. All I did was gather all of my hair except my bang towards the upper back part of my head and place a claw clamp or clip on it to protect my ends. I slicked down my edges to my liking with my Ampro Style Protein Gel and Elasta QP mango butter. I then placed this fabulous hat, which will probably be featured in my 'Weekly Finds' series over my hair and voila! There you have it...an easy winter protective style. Add earring to jazz up your look and your out the door!