Protective Styling 101

Protective styling is a great way to give your hair a break from styling. Choosing hairstyles that protect your hair from the elements, help retain moisture, and decrease the amount of manipulation that your strands are exposed to. In this blog, we will discuss some of the different protective styling options, the benefits of protective styling, and how to care for your hair while in a protective style.

Protective styling options can range from something as simple as a bun or ponytail to more intricate styles like braids, twists, wigs or weaves. The key to protective styling is to choose styles that require minimal manipulation and can be worn for a few weeks. Box braids are a great option as they are low-maintenance and provide ample protection for your hair. Other options include two-strand twists, cornrows, and bantu knots.


Protective styling comes with many benefits. It helps to preserve the natural oils in your hair which helps to keep your strands moisturized and healthy. It also helps to reduce breakage and keep your hair healthy and strong. One of the most desired benefit of protective styling is length retention due to the the hair not being manipulated daily.


In order to ensure that your hair remains healthy and thriving while in a protective style, it's important to keep your scalp clean and hair moisturized. Invest in a good quality leave-in conditioner and use it regularly. Never leave your protective style in for too long. Make sure to take it down and give your hair a break every few weeks to prevent build up and breakage.



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