Tips for choosing Protective Styles For Natural Hair
In this busy and hectic schedule of life it is very difficult to maintain your hair and everyone is in search of low maintenance and easy hair styles that won’t take too much of your time. When you try to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair, you need to keep one thing in mind; at this stage your hair will be very weak at the ends and you need to handle it as gently as you can. It is better not to comb it often, apply moisturizer and research protective styles for natural hair. You need to protect your hair. When choosing protective styles for natural hair , make sure you are:
- Choose a hair style that won’t damage your ends
- Hair styles that are not too tight
- No excessive pulling of the edges of the hair
- Hair styles that will help you to take care of the hair underneath
What are the benefits of protective styles for natural hair?
- Low maintenance: This will benefit your hair type. There is no need for much of combing, twisting etc. The hair retains length better when it is left alone especially if you aim to have more length. So low maintenance is one of the main benefits of protective style.
- Retain growth: Most protective hairstyles keep the tresses up. This will cause less breakage, damage to the hair, and help it to gain more strength.
- Quick and Easy: If you don’t have much time then protective styles are the best options for you. You can just twist and braid there is nothing much that you need to do. This can help to save time.
- It also helps to keep the hair soft because you can moisturize and go. It’s also much easier to sleep with a bonnet on when your hair is in a protective natural hairstyle.
Versatile Protective Styles for Natural Hair
People think protective styles for natural hair have to be boring but you can do lot of creative styles and you need only spend a few minutes.
- Wear an individual braid loose: You can use a headband or scarf. You can pull back the braid with a cute headband or if your hair is long enough you can make a small braid to achieve a braided headband.
- Make an attractive bun: Buns are considered boring but there is so much you can do them! This will work even for those who have shorter hair. You can stylize your bun with a feathered hair accessory or sparkling pin. But at the end of the day remember to take out the entire hair accessory. This will help to make the root of your hair appeared to be relaxed. You can try a double bun instead of single one or you could even try a combination of bun and braid
- Loose Box Braids: These are similar to two strand twists but you can braid the hair loosely. While wearing these loose braids, you can better care for your hair. You can wash and condition your hair very easily.
- Oversized Braids: You can also try oversize cornrows. These are stylish, easy to maintain and also well protected. You can maintain this style while you are sleeping by using a satin scarf. This is a great style to use the baggy method with as well.
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