Protective Styling prevents breakage and improves your hair’s retention rate. Some times you’ll feel like your hair isn’t growing or it’s taking forever! But the reality is our hair is always growing; it’s the breakage and split ends that are getting the best of us. Protective Styling is essentially hiding your hair (more specifically ends) from the elements, i.e. dry air, rough clothing, etc. My protective style of choice is to bun. It’s quick, simple and gets the job done. Other methods of Protective Styling are with braids, twists, wigs and weaves. The benefits of protective styling are what motivated me to challenge myself to hide my hair for 6 months.