If you're looking to grow your natural hair to lengths it's never reached before, then you're going to have to treat and protect your hair like you never have. Protective styling is definitely an essential tool to incorporate into your hair care routine to achieve your goals.
Protective styling is used to reduce the ongoing manipulation of your hair from daily wear and tear. Protecting your strands by reducing knots, tangles, and breakage therefore encouraging growth retention.
The mission is to decrease the amount of times you touch your hair, guarding it from over manipulation and the damaging natural elements such as the sun, wind, and cold. This helps your hair maintain moisture while preventing damage, allowing your hair to take a much needed break in order to grow and retain length.
Protective styling comes in many different looks such as braids, twists, and buns you can do on your natural hair. Check out this detailed article for more on that here.
Personally I love to use extensions for my protective styling. My hair reaps all the benefits while I get to play around with different styles...
Check out some of my favorite protective styles below!
1. Twisted Updo
2. Yaki Pony
3. Top Knot
4. Faux Locs
What are some of your favorite protective styles???