Hey guys so I recently had my hair styled in Marley twists. After taking my twists down this week my hair was super soft and supple, rather your interested in protective styling long-term or short-term here are two things you need to do.
Protective styling is a break from your hair but it doesn’t mean hands off. While your hair is styled in a protective style you still need to keep your strands moist and healthy. That means you can’t just neglect whatever style you have rather it’s a sew-in, crochet braids, Senegalese twist, Marley twist, or wigs you will still need to maintain your hair that’s underneath. Also keeping your scalp healthy as clean as possible is extremely important. Serums such as Dr. miracles follicle stimulator, and Shea Moisture Manuka Honey serum are great for scalp health. I also loved fro butters scalp and hair spray to spray and keep my twist moisturized.
Don’t keep the style in for too long. Protective styling for too long can actually cause more harm than good. Natural hair tends to dry out quickly and also is kinkier, leaving the style into long can cause matting excessive shedding and breakage. Ultimately leading to a setback instead of a gain. A good rule of thumb is 4 to 6 weeks for most protective styles, exceeding this amount of time can lead to some of the afore mentioned negative results.
All in all when cared for properly, maintained and not left into long protective styling can really help natural hair to flourish.
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