Protective styling is a form of styling designed to minimize manipulation and exposure of the hair to elements of the environment like humidity and dust (an element in some areas). Whether you know it or not, protective styling is a huge part of many naturals’ hair routines, evidenced by hairstyles like braids, twists, locs, cornrows, weaves and wigs. Whichever you opt for, ensuring you follow certain dos and steering clear of potential risks is crucial. In this simple guide we’ll offer the essential do and don’ts of protective styling that will help you maintain your look as well as the overall health of your hair.
The essence of protective styling lies not only in the beauty it brings but also in the preservation it avails your natural hair. By following these simple dos and don’ts, you’ll aid in the preservation of your hair’s longevity.
And remember, you are a gem.