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Understanding Protective Styling For Natural Hair


What is protective styling? When hair is not worn loosely, and consist of low maintenance keeping. 

When placing your hair in a protective style remember:

  • TANGLING from hair being untouched for long periods of time. This especially occurs in styles that take a long time to put in. therefore, taking the hair down seems pointless 
  • DRYNESS from hair that is left untouched and uncared for, for too long
  • BREAKAGE from over manipulating the hair to create elaborate hairstyles
  • TENSION styles that pull hair too tight when styling it in (buns, twists or braids). This can result in breakage and traction alopecia around the hairline.

Remember: Protective styles are a key way to help retain length. Choose the right style for you. Sometimes the more simple the style is the better. 

Thanks for visiting, loves! 


  1. Very informative. Thanks for posting this article about protective hairstyling. Have a great day! 🙂

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