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Benefits of protective hairstyles

Protective hairstyling is a practice that involves styling your hair in a way that leaves the hair ends tucked away to protect them from damage. Hair damage is caused by external factors like wind and sun. Protective styling can be done on both natural and relaxed hair.

So, why do you need protective styling?

Protective styling has several benefits and we are going to share them with you below;

  1. Prevents hair breakage

Exposing the ends of your hair to external factors such as sun, wind, places your hair at risk of breakage. Hair breakage mainly happens on the hair ends. Wind creates tangles in your hair ends and while trying to untangle it, breakage happens. Wind also causes split ends. The sun, on the hand subjects your hair to too much heat, which weakens and dries your hair. Weak and dry hair is prone to breakage. With protective styling, your hair ends are safely tucked away ensuring that no sun or wind can get to them.

  1. Improves the health of your hair

With protective styling, your hair is kept from too much manipulation. This allows you to moisturize your hair regularly and keep it soft. Regular moisturizing keeps your hair healthy and strong.

  1. Retains growth

As mentioned earlier, protective styling means tucking your hair ends away which in return prevents breakage. Thus, protective styling ensures that your hair grows undisturbed. In addition, your hair is also able to retain most of its moisture hence remaining soft always. Soft hair minimizes breakage hence promoting growth retention.

  1. Saves time

Most of us ladies waste a lot of time styling our hair in the morning or when going out. With a protective style, all you have to do is wake up and start the day. Time that could have otherwise been wasted on styling your hair is thus saved.

Wear that protective style today and give your hair the break it needs!

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