Protective styles are a part of us. Sometimes, we just need a break from our every day hair care routine. Of late, protective styles are becoming our escape from taking care of our hair. Taking care of the hair should be an every day activity. That's a different conversation.
If you're thinking of installing any protective style, here are some tips on what to do first.
Clean your hair
Considering how long protective styles are kept on, the ideal thing to do is to clean or shampoo hair. Using a clarifying shampoo such as the Black Soap Shampoo from Eya Naturals, helps in dealing with product buildup, dry or itchy scalp among others. It is not advisable to install protective styles on 'dirty hair'.
Using a Deep Conditioning Treatment helps in restoring moisture to the hair. This is helpful as it keeps the hair moisturized and soft. Deep conditioning regularly is an important part of the natural hair regimen irrespective of whether you want to install a protective style or not.
Moisturize your hair from the roots to the ends using the right products in the right order to help seal in the moisture. The last thing you want is to experience breakage when taking out these protective hair styles. Spray your hair with the Aloe Vera Hair Mist, then apply your Leave-in Lotion, Shea Body and Hair Butter and any natural oil to seal in the moisture.
This is not a must. However, some styles look better on stretched hair. Before stretching, ensure the hair is properly detangled. It's also the perfect time for a length check. African threading or banding are great ways of stretching hair. Alternatively, blow drying on low heat is also great. Using heat protectant before blow drying is ideal.
Now that you know this, put it into practice the next time you're thinking of installing protective styles. For further hair consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Eya Naturals on +233 204 600 464 or +233 59 237 7008 @eyanaturals on Facebook and Instagram.
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