Limit your hair’s contact with rough fabrics (especially wool). Gravitated towards smoother fabrics like Satin and Silk. And incorporate them into your pillow cases, scarfs, the lining inside of your hats, etc. Rough fabrics like wool and cotton can be the source of hair breakage because they absorb moisture from the hair and cause our ends to snag.
- Low Manipulation Styles – wear your hair in styles that don’t require daily restyling (roller sets, twists outs, braid outs, bantu knot out, etc.)
- When sleeping loosely tie up your hair with a high bun, hair bonnet or scarf to limit unnecessary manipulation.
Protective Styles – wearing your hair in styles that hide the length of your hair and more specifically the ends of your hair (Examples: buns, braids, wigs, weaves). When you wear protective styles your concern for the above three ways of protecting your hair become a non-issue because your hair is hidden away. You get all the protection without the worries, which is why many people on a hair journey are so in love with them. However, protective styling is not an absolute requirement for your hair journey. Just remember if/when you are not protectively styling to be vigilant about protecting your hair with the other methods above.
Who can Benefit?
Anyone who hates breakage. For more on how to prevent breakage: Click Here.