Saturday, November 15, 2008

Protective Styling

Afro hair does grow, if it didn't there would be no need for relaxers every 6-8 (or more) weeks. The problem is that our hair is very dry and breaks so we are unable to retain the length.

One of the keys to growing Afro hair long is to keep the ends protected from the elements and from rubbing against our clothes.

Protective styles such as the donut or sock bun at the left (that's not me in the pic) are key to helping protect the hair.

It is good to use a moisturizer and seal the ends with oil prior to placing the hair in a bun. Be sure to change the position of the bun to prevent from breakage.


Blessed Tresses said...

Gorgeous bun...very shiny and pretty. Thanks for the advice about moving the bun too, I never considered that.

Dee AKA said...

Yes, too much of anything is never a good thing.