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What Are Protective Hairstyles? How Do They Help?

They Stimulate Natural Hair Growth 

You can be creative with your own twist 

With more and more women on the roll to protect their natural hair and edges protective hairstyles has become a big thing. It’s really just a fancy way of saying a hairstyle that is protecting your natural hair from heat. It’s like a little mini vacation for your locks from being styled daily. Most importantly protecting the ends of your hair.

Dark roots to gray box braids. Model -Tee Lovenall Instagram @tee_lovenall

Protective hairstyles really give your hair a break from the every day elements of styling. You should never keep your hair covered for more than two months though. Add a splash of color to make your style unique.

Havana Twists with a pop of purple. Model Linda Hall

More examples would be:

  • Buns
  • Braids
  • Updos
  • Havana Twists
  • Bantu Knots
  • Crochet Braids
  • French rolls
  • Wigs
  • Cornrows
  • A full head weave (All hair is covered underneath the hair extensions)

Bantu knots, Afro puff buns, and box braids. Whatever style you choose you will need some styling products. There are a lot of different ethnic hair care products available depending on what area you are in.

Here are the top four that work, and work well. The biggest factor is keeping the scalp and hair moisturized. You want to product that is going to keep the hair in place but does not become crusty looking once it’s dried.

These work well with twists and braids

Your scalp can get itchy with wearing braids, weaves and etc.  The best product for that is Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Calming Tension Spray. It’s pretty much a daily must have. Multiple benefits while calming your scalp it’s also nurturing it.

Spray directly to the scalp for relieve.

Don’t neglect your edges or “baby hairs” when rocking a protective hair style. These are the hairs growing from the front part of your hair-line.

Gel infused with Aragon oil.

 Perfect for creating sleek, smooth styles, ponytails, sculpting and styling the hair. Controls and holds down edges, makes hair stronger, moisturizes and leaves a shine to the hair. Great smelling is an added bonus. The final touch to your protective hairstyle.


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