We all know summer time is the go-to-time for box braids, twists, faux locs, and of course feed-in braids! Whether you're headed to the beach or a night on the town, you want to make sure your hair is #slayed! Protective styling has become a FAV for every texture! It works for everyone, looks good on everyone, and keeps your hair healthy and away from multiple manipulations.
One of our biggest mistakes is constantly "snatching" our edges or baby hairs while protective styling. Tell your stylist to leave your children alone and let them breathe! Because edges are shorter and more fragile than the rest of your hair, they tend to break off quicker when pulled too tight. And we all know, it's hard to grow back edges...
Prior to getting the style, ensure your hair is clean-- shampooed, shampooed, and shampooed-- to avoid a build-up of bacteria. Then make sure to deep condition your hair to restore and retain moisture. Lastly, use a good product-- Shine 'N Jam preferably-- to moisturize your scalp and keep your style #shine'n !!
Get yourself a satin scarf, bonnet or pillow case. Cotton tends to disrupt the hair strands and cause styles to frizz much faster. A satin scarf is hair friendly and will keep the edges and roots in tact during your protective styling.
Most choose to keep protective styles in for 4-6 weeks. However, try not keep the style in for more than 6 weeks, because YOUR HAIR NEEDS TO BREATHE. Keeping protective styles in for a looooong period of time can cause severe breakage because your ends have not been cut. It can also make your hair dry and brittle because your hair was not 100% able to obtain oils and moisturizers. Save yourself the struggle and take 'em when time.
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Of course, you can't achieve any protective style without your ole faithful --> Shine 'n Jam Conditioning Gel! Be sure to purchase our newest addition to the SNJ family, our Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Styler! The perfect DIY to achieve both natural and protective styles while nourishing and strengthening your hair with its infused oils.
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