Naturals we know winter tends to be a little brutal on your hair. You know what scratch that a whole lot brutal on your hair. One of the BEST ways to protect your hair this winter is by wearing protective hairstyles. First, let’s define what is “protective hairstyling” is? A protective hairstyle is any style that protects the ends of your hair. Basically whenever your hair is tucked away your hair is in a protective style.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTIVE STYLING:
It helps to decrease tangling, shedding, and breakage. Naturals please understand the ends of your hair are the oldest and most fragile part of the hair strand. By constantly washing, conditioning, styling, stretching, combing, detangling and touching your hair on a regular basis can cause wear and tear on your hair. Let’s also forget not to factor in the environmental /climate changes such as dry air, cold air, frost and snow can also cause damage to your hair.
WHAT ARE SOME PROTECTIVE STYLES?
Protective styles are but not limited to:
- Flat Twist
There are some great benefits to protective styles it allows for your hair to rest from daily manipulations. It helps to retain length. In the natural hair community, protective styling is considered a form of “low manipulation.”
Naturals today we’re hooking you gals up with 8 amazing protective hairstyles to help you get through this winter!
Naturals what are some of your favorite ways to protect your hair during the winter months? For me, I love wearing wigs. I feel like wigs are the best way to protect MY hair and it also allows me to take down my braids every two weeks to wash and deep condition my hair. Basically it allows for me to care for hair better than wearing sew-in weave or box braids etc. I love that I’m able to oil my scalp and do scalp massages 3-4 times a week.
What's Your Reaction?
Dear Pretty Black girl, You are dripping with melanin and a force to be reckoned with. You are made of brown sugar, cocoa, honey and gold. You’ve been crowned with kinks as loose as 3A to as tight as 4C. No matter what type of strands you were crowned with, pretty girl, embrace them unapologetically. You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. -Welcome home, pretty girl!