Is your protective style really protecting?
February 18, 2018
I’m sure by now you’re familiar with the term protective style? In case you’re not, basically its any style that allows the hair to be “put up”. Twist, sew ins, braids, and the newly popular style crochet braids. This type of styling can definitely be a great relief to nightly pin curling or bantu knotting, or the constant tangling that happens when you’re transitioning out of your relaxer.
My take, they’re great, with moderation and proper hair analysis so a plan can be set in place. Unfortunately, there are too many women plagued with alopecia and they go for the “protection” when really they may not be a candidate for such a thing. Its very important to assess your goals and your hair and make an educated decision as to which type of protective style is best for you and the frequency in which you should remove and treat your natural hair.