Protective Hairstyles

Did you know that certain hairstyles can expose your hair to damaging factors?

Protective hairstyles can work with any type of hair and any type of texture. Tucking your hair away from being exposed to damaging agents is the whole purpose of protective hairstyles. The sun, heat and constant manipulation are all damaging agents that contribute to breakage, knotting and split ends. Protective hairstyles will also save you so much time due to their simplicity and durability, so you won’t have to waste time every morning styling and fiddling around with your hair.

Here are five of the best protective hairstyles that are super easy to make:

1. Buns
Buns are extremely versatile as you can go for either a formal look or a comfortable look to suit your day.

2. Braids
Braids are gentle and kind to your hair as long as you don’t keep them too tight. They also happen to be one of the most versatile styles there are. They are super pretty, plus, they allow your scalp to breathe.

3. Twists
Twists are super gentle, easy, and quick to install. Plus, you can switch up your look super easily by molding the twists into other hairstyles!

4. Ponytails
A soft ponytail will make sure that your is away and out of your face and if tied loosely it can keep you cooler during those hot summer days. Ponytails are also very versatile! Just like the other protective hairstyles, ponytails can be easily transformed into another style, for example, a bun or you could braid or crochet the length of your ponytail.

TIP: Before you do any of these hairstyles, make sure your hair is clean. This will help to ensure that your hair will last and stay healthy while in the protective hairstyle.

MYTH: Don’t be fooled that protective hairstyles will guarantee that your hair will grow faster. Yes, your hair is in a safer environment but it all depends on how much you are manipulating your hair. Even in a protective hairstyle, your hair is still susceptible to breakage and dryness.

REMEMBER: Protective hairstyles will lower the risk of damage and at the end of the day it all comes down to how well you take care of your hair. Whichever style you decide to do, just make sure you keep it loose and simple :)