What is a protective style?
Basically it’s a hairstyle that helps protect and conceal the ends of your hair. The hairstyle is usually heat free and it’s a style that allows you to have low or no daily manipulation to your hair. Having your hair in a protective style will allow your hair to combat against hair damage and also to retail length. One of the main reasons that I like protective styling is to give me a break from doing my hair which in turn, my hair thanks me for. Also, doing a protective style is perfect for people who have a busy or very active lifestyle.
So, what are some protective styles that you can try? Here are some that are listed below:
-Cornrows or Flat Twist
-Mini Twist or Two-Strand Twist
With protective styling, please remember that you still must properly moisturize your hair and to make sure that your hairstyle is not causing tension (example, too tight braids) that could cause breakage. It is also important to note that you should wear your protective style for at least 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the style.
And now for a quick hairstyle, here is the Marley Bun:
This is a very easy hairstyle that I believe anyone can do and it’s very fast to do. This style is perfect for anyone who has about medium length hair (as long as you can put your hair into a ponytail, you are good).
Here are the tools that you will need:
-Elastic Bands or Rubber Bands
-Marley Hair (I used two packs)
-Scarf (Silk Scarf if possible)
For the tutorial that I used to make my style, I followed Jouzely (YouTube) method: Watch it here!
What is your favorite protective style?
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