Protective hairstyles are a category of styling techniques that safeguard natural hair from environmental stressors and manipulation, promoting growth and maintaining overall health. These styles serve as a shield, minimizing damage and maximizing the potential for healthy hair.
Types of Protective Hairstyles:
Box Braids: Intricately styled braids that provide versatility and protect your natural strands.
Twists (Senegalese, Havana, Marley): Twisting natural hair into various textures to create a protective barrier.
Faux Locs: Mimicking the appearance of traditional locs without the commitment, offering a stylish and protective option.
Wigs and Weaves: Temporary solutions that allow you to switch up your look while preserving your natural hair.
Caring for Protective Styles:
Hydration Ritual: Ensure your hair stays moisturized regularly
Nighttime Protection: Cover your hair at night with a satin or silk scarf to minimize your style.