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CURLS —the Do’s and Don’ts of #protectivestyles
Protective styling is quick, low maintenance hairstyles that help to retain length and to protect each strand in your head.
—Who doesn’t love to be versatile? Who doesn’t love hairstyles that save time and keep your hair soft?
Choose a style that will reduce breakage and tangling. Protective Styles tend to fall into two categories: low manipulation and no manipulation.
—Low manipulation refers to a hairstyle that requires some daily handling such as braid outs and twist outs that need to be re-braided or re-twisted at night.
—No manipulation styles require no daily handling such as twists, braids, cornrows and flat twists. These hairstyles seem to be the most effective when trying to eliminate breakage, and knotting. —Low manipulation styles can result in some breakage if you do not perform detangling properly.
—Keep the right style in for long enough in order retain length. With protective styles, you have to keep them in for an amount of time to be effective. You should change your protective hairstyle every two weeks.
Never go to tight or too small. You do not want to pull your hair too tight when styling because it can lead to breakage and traction alopecia around your hairline. Micro braids and twists take a lot to install and can lead to a lot of breakage when taking them out. You do not want to cause tension to your hair.
—Never neglect your hair for too long. Two weeks is how long you should keep your protective hairstyle before moving onto another no manipulation or low manipulation style. You can still wash your hair and apply water as well as oil when you have a protective style. You want to watch out for build -up, lint, and matting that can all lead to a loss of length. http://clutchmagonline.com/2012/03/the-dos-and-donts-of-protective-styling/2/