How to protect your afro hair this summer: protective hairstyles edition.
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SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!
Temperatures are rising, summer holidays are on the horizon. You’ve got your suitcase packed and ready for that trip of a lifetime, or maybe you’re all set for your “staycation”. But what about your hair? The last thing you want is to worry about looking your best at all times. Lucky for you, we have listed a select few easy protective hairstyles for afro hair to choose from. Let’s get into it….
SEW IN WEAVES:
As old as time, this has been a staple in the protective hairstyling arsenal. To start with, they offer unbeatable versatility. With weaves, you can experiment with various lengths, textures, and colours without compromising the health of your natural hair. And if all this was not enough to convince you, this fabulous hairstyle acts as a shield, protecting your delicate hair from harsh weather conditions, heat styling tools, and daily manipulation.
By keeping your natural hair safely tucked away from the constant pulling and tugging, weaves help to reduce the risk of breakage, split ends, and other forms of damage, allowing your locks to thrive and grow to their full potential.
Generally, it is recommended to keep a weave in for about 6-8 weeks to strike the perfect balance between hair health and style maintenance. But as a rule of thumb, always "listen" to your hair.
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What sets the LA Weave apart is its seamless integration and surprisingly high comfort level. It blends with your hair and allows you access to it while protecting it from the elements. Remember, while rocking your LA Weave, don't forget to care for your natural hair beneath it.
We would always recommend booking an appointment every 6 to 10 weeks to maintain your LA Weave hair extensions, depending on how quick your natural hair grows.
Moisturize your scalp regularly, gently cleanse your hair, and pay attention to any signs of potential issues.
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Braids need no introduction and are a “household” name, just like weaves. They are an amazing choice when it comes to protective hairstyles, and here's why. Not only do they offer a timeless and effortlessly chic look, but they also provide unbeatable protection for your precious afro hair. Braids create a shield around your strands, keeping them safe from environmental stressors, harsh weather, and everyday wear and tear. It's like giving your hair a cosy blanket of love, ensuring it stays healthy, strong, and ready to slay.
As a general guideline, it's recommended to keep braids in for about 6-8 weeks to strike the perfect balance between hair health and maintaining the style's integrity.
Moisturize your scalp regularly, keep your hair clean, and nourish it with oils or serums to promote healthy growth. And when it's time to bid farewell to your braids, be gentle during the removal process to avoid unnecessary breakage or damage.
For braiding services, we strongly recommend Zuri Hair Studio. She is amazing!
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In conclusion, protective hairstyles are a game-changer for your hair's health and your personal style. It’s an “all-in-one” solution, providing versatility, protection, and a boost of confidence since you do not have to worry if your hair looks good or not.
While we are waiting for you to book your next appointment with us, what is your favourite protective style?