Top 5 reasons why protective styles are breaking your hair.

Protective styles don’t grow your hair, your hair is always growing. Protective styles help you retain length while your hair is still growing.

Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Have you had instances where your favorite protective style broke your hair like crazy? Do you have friends or family who always have their hair on protective style but it barely grows? Well, this posts is all about the Dos and Don’ts of protective styling.

protective style

Is protective styling necessary? Yes, if you want to protect your hair from harsh environment and weather conditions and retain as much length as possible as well as reducing breakage and tangles, protective styles are your to go thing.

Protective styles include; cornrows, Bantu knots, two/three twists, bun, braids. faux locs, flat twists etc. You don’t have to add extensions for your style to be protective, twists, braids with your hair are protective styles too.

     Why protective styles are breaking your hair.

  Tender, Love & Care

Your hair needs the same TLC when in protective style, you don’t just braid and forget all about. Moisturize to avoid dry and brittle hair which is prone to breakage when taking down the style.

Use a spritz bottle with your favorite moisturizing ingredients to moisturize. Wash and condition your hair according to your usual routine this reducing build up which causes your scalp to itch and dandruff. The build up also blocks moisture and oils from penetrating your scalp.

  Extensions

Huge extensions on small patch of hair. I know those huge braid extensions look gorgeous, have been tempted to try them on but my thoughts are always, ‘ that’s too much braid on a small patch of hair, what if it literally pulls out my hair?

I can’t be bald headed.’ Too much extensions pull & strains your hair which weakens your making it prone to breakage. The next time you wanna try it, just know it’ll weaken your hair and weak hair=breakage.

  Holding too tightly

I know you wanna get the value of your money but is holding your hair too tightly while braiding the real value? May be you’ll get time value like you’ll wear the style for longer and on the flip side, you’ll end up breaking your hair especially your cute edges.

We all know how much confidence those baby hairs give us, don’t lose it. Don’t let your stylist pull your hair or hold too tight until you get a headache, it isn’t worth it change your stylist or just learn how to braid/cornrow/crotchet your hair.

  Over manipulation.
Over manipulation/over styling. Protective styles are meant to protect your hair from daily manipulation, so why should you keep on styling?

I know you want to get all creative with styling and look gorgeous and all but sis, you’ve to give your hair a break. Style at least twice a week if you really have to. Over manipulation =more breakage.

  Length of time and breaks
Don’t keep your protective style for too long as tempting as it is, please don’t. The more you keep it, the more the tangles and hair damage especially if you ain’t giving it the TLC it deserves. Take breaks in between your protective styles, just like you need a break from work & school, so does your hair.

Now you know why your protective styles have been breaking your hair and also what to do to get the most of the style. We all deserve long, lush and healthy hair and wearing protective styles that are protective is how the magic happens.

Thank you for being in here & i hope you’ve learn’t something. Catch you on the next blog post. Cheers!💜💜

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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