I personally love long hair. I love the way it hangs along the back and looks moisturized and well groomed. But how do I ensure that my hair maintains the nurtured, healthy look and most important of all – how do I ensure that my hair keeps getting longer and keeps growing properly without the ends breaking? Protective styling is the answer!
Protective styling is basically wearing your hair in a way where your ends are tucked away – for example by braiding it or putting it in a bun. Wearing your hair loose on a daily basis is not good for your strands and will eventually set its tracks and lead to dryness and breakage. The ends of your hair are the oldest and most fragile part of the strand, and therefore they need a lot of attention and care to prevent them from splitting and breaking. Washing, styling, blow drying, and detangling your hair all requires harsh pulling, which will weaken your hair and in worst cases cause the ends to break.
In this blog post I have gathered 5 reasons why protective styling should become your best friend and how it will help you retain length and moisture.