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What Is Protective Styling?

If you're interested in hair and read blog posts and articles about hair care you may have seen the term protective styling.

When I first saw that term I wasn't sure what it meant. I'd never heard about it before. I was so confused and curious about protective styling and why I should be interested in it.

Now that I've taken a greater interest in my hair care I've learned more about protective styling and started doing it more and more.


If you're not sure about what protective styling is and why you should try it, continue reading.

What is protective styling: Quick 101 on protective styling | arelaxedgal.com

What is protective styling?

Protecting your hair and ends by wearing them tucked away on a long-term or short-term basis.

Short-term protective styling allows you to still have access to your hair. You are also required to style your hair every few days.

Long-term protective styling is when you don't have any access to your hair and there's no need for styling.


The benefits of protective styling

Protective styling helps protect relaxed or natural hair from dryness and breakage which can result in length retention and healthy ends.

Doing long-term protective styling also provides the benefits of protecting your hair from natural elements such as the sun and wind.

Short-term and long-term protective styling and the benefits | arelaxedgal.com

How to protective style

There are multiple ways for you to do protective styling. Here are just a few of them
  • Long-term: braids, and weaves
  • Short-term: buns, updos, and wigs

Have you ever tried protective styling? Which did you do, long-term or short-term?


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