Summer is usually the season for protective styles.
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From wigs to box braids, to Havanna twists, to knotless braids, to a simple mini twists/braids hairstyles. Whichever hairstyle you choose, you have to take care of your natural hair prior to installation.
Protective styles a long term hairstyle that protects our hair strands, especially our ends, from any form of manipulation. Similarly to how you take a vacation from work, your hair needs a vacation from the constant styling. It's a great way for us to give our hair break to reduce breakage, knots, tangles, and split ends. As well as, we will have a new look to sport for a couple of weeks.
While we are rocking our new style, we should ensure that our natural hair is in a hydrated state before we protect it. Hydration is key in maintaining the health of your hair for approximately 3 to 6 weeks, or however long you decide to keep it. Once it is moisturized it prevents friction between your natural hair and the synthetic hair which can cause unnecessary breakage. As well as, it prevents itself from tangling (or knotting) with each other under your wig cap. As well as, preventing it from rubbing against your clothes and breaking.
So here are 3 ways to prep your natural hair before you install a protective style:
SIde note: Ensure to cleanse and condition before using or Tailored Beauty Coconut Creme Shampoo and Tailored Beauty Coconut Creme Conditioner. You always have to start a NEW hairstyle on a fresh clean slate.
1. Deep Condition Your Hair: Deep conditioning is an important step in your natural hair regimen but even more important prior to protective styling. Why?
It allows our hair strands to be infused with moisture and protein that is needed. The moisture will keep our hair strands hydrated throughout the life of the style. As well as, the protein will build up and repair the protective layer of the strand so that it is able to withstand against any future damage coming to it.
Our Tailored Beauty Deep Conditioner is the best for your natural hair during this time because it contains a premium blend of ayurvedic ingredients. These include fenugreek powder which hydrates and strengthens. And Bhringaraj oil to enhance the natural luster fo your hair as well as promote natural hair growth.
2. Moisturize Your Hair: Then, you have to moisture your tresses.
Your hair is going to be covered for a long time so it will not get the routine weekly or biweekly treatment that it is used to on wash days. So you have to ensure that your hair is moisturized efficiently and effectively. This allows it to stay hydrated for a very long time to reduce breakage, knots, and tangles.
Our Tailored Beauty Moisturising Mizt contains glycerin which is a natural humectant. Humectants take moisture from the air and place it into your hair. Thus, keeping your hair moisturized as you go about your daily life walking, driving, or riding and interacting with your surroundings.
Then, follow up with the Tailored Beauty Everything Butter. Our handmade butter contains 5 ingredients that are crucial for healthy hair. It contains shea butter, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, vitamin e, and perfume. All will provide the hair with the nutrients needed to moisturize as well as seal in the moisture into the hair strands.
3. Oil Your Scalp: And finally oil and massage your scalp.
Your scalp is the powerhouse of your hair. If your scalp is not healthy, neither will the rest of your hair. Especially when rocking a protective style you want to ensure that your scalp is in a healthy state. There should be minimal flakes, itchy, and much more. Oiling your scalp allows your scalp to get all of the essential oils that it needs to prevent free radicles for forming are causing havoc on the scalp.
We recommended using the Tailored Beauty Grow Thick Oil. It contains a rich blend of healthy hair oils such as castor oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, vitamin e oil, and much more. These oils penetrate the scalp with the minerals needed for it to fight for free radicals, promote hair growth, produce sebum, and much more. It allows our scalp to work for the betterment of our hair strands.
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