Caring for Your Hair While Protective Styling

Caring for Your Hair While Protective Styling

We are officially in the cold & now is the time to tuck away your natural hair for a protective style.

Havana Twists,  Box Braids, Wigs, Sewins.

(Crochet Braids: Hair underneath cannot be moisturized)


How do protective styles protect natural hair? 

Wearing a protective style helps to keep textured hair healthy by limiting its exposure to any damage caused by the sun, the heat & the cold.
Protective styling can only do so much, the rest is up to you. Creating unique up-do's or pulling it back into a high ponytail can look so right, but feel so wrong. Twisting, turning, tucking and pulling the hair too much can cause thinning edges. Besides using tools that won't snatch, pull or damage your hairline like our Style Thy Crown Hair Brush


What’s the best way to maintain protective styles?


To keep your protective style looking as fab as it did when you left the salon, one of the most important things is to make sure you cover your hair at night.

  1. Wear a double liner bonnet or silk scarf at night as it assists  your hair in retaining moisture and eliminating frizz.
  2. Moisturize and seal. 
  3. Manipulate braids or twists with oiled hands.
  4. Limit washing between styles.
  5. Moisturize using the spray bottle method.
  6. It’s important to keep your scalp clean to prevent scalp disorders.


How to prepare your hair for a protective style?


To prepare for a protective hairstyle with extensions

  1. First make sure your hair is clean. 
  2. Cleanse and hydrate your scalp with a moisturizing shampoo; if you need a deeper clean, you can use a clarifying shampoo.
  3. Next, deep condition. Deep conditioning reinforces the structure of your strands and balances out the moisture, improving elasticity.  
  4. Bow dry with heat protectant or light oils. (Do not braid wet hair if you’re adding extensions.)

For a protective style without extensions, follow all the steps above and finish with a leave-in conditioner.

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