Protective Styling is a great way to protect your natural hair in the winter months. Its easy and helps you to save time.
There are many ways to define protective styling and just as many methods. This process is not exclusive to naturalistas or the relaxed, it promotes and maintains the overall health of your hair. In practicing this styling method you ultimately will protect the hair from external factors that result in damage and breakage. Damage can a result of the elements (wind, sun, and/or snow) or chemical alterations such as chemical straighters, texturizers or color. Or one thing that many of us do not think about is the scarves or turtlenecks we’re wearing causing breakage.
Any style that prevents the snag and breakage of the hair can be considered a protective style. I will name a few styles but I don’t want you to feel limited to this short list.
- Two strand twist
- Twist outs.
- Rollers sets
- Straw sets
There are many more. Feel free to comment and add your favorite protective style to the list.
What are the benefits of protective styling.
These styles allow your hair to rest from combing daily while also retaining moisture. But just because you are protective styling does not mean you can neglect your hair and scalp with expectations of obtaining or maintaining health hair. You must still shampoo and moisturize. I recommend moisturizing with your favorite moisturizer (I recommend moisturizers that are shea butter base such as SheAloe) prior to styling and use a daily moisturizing sprintz to further protect and nourish the hair/scalp.
(Don’t neglect the basic needs of your head.) It is equally important to cover your hair while you sleep to maintain the style and avoid friction that can break your hair while you sleep.
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