As we enter the fall/winter season, many naturals decide to use protective styles to withstand the cold, harsh air. While the versatility, ease and convenience of protective styles make them a must do at some point between September and March (or May depending on what part of the country you live in), there are a few hidden dangers associated with the ways we commonly protect…
Protective Styles Can Weigh Down Your Hair
How many packs of marley hair did you use on your last protective style — 10… 15? I know when I did jumbo box braids last year it took nearly 8 packs of kanekalon hair, and my neck definitely felt much lighter after they were taken down. Loc extensions are another style that can become heavy because of the amount of hair involved. Pay special attention if you have finer hair, and if you notice a protective style is weighing your neck or some of your hair strands down, consider pinning your hair into an updo to cheat gravity.
Protective Styles Can Mess Up Your Routine
The most dangerous thing about protective styles is that they make us lazy with our hair. Granted, many times we turn to braids, twists, weaves, and other long term protective styles because we’re either frustrated with our hair, too busy, or just giving it a break. However….