For many of us having natural hair can be a lot of work and growing pains. Others want to have that great natural look but also know that it can be challenge if they don’t protect their locks. Protective hairstyles have been around for awhile now and more and more women are using them.
By definition which can vary from person to person a protective style is one that protects your hair from things such as daily styling that includes combing, twisting, brushing, coiling and more. It also means that you avoid or for the most part stay away from color treatments and heat.
One thing a lot of women forget about is how much the environment plays apart in the harm done to their hair. From the sun to extreme cold there are disturbances in the environment that can really mess with your locks.
Who is Protective Styling For?
Many women aren’t even aware of what protective styling is so how do you know if you should be doing it? If you are one of those women who have hair that tends to break, seem to always to be doing something to your hair, live in a place where the weather can be extremely hot, cold or even windy, etc you could be a candidate for this type of styling.
Even if you have a hectic daily schedule and even someone who doesn’t like changing their hairstyle every so often would be a someone who should consider this.
Why Protective for Medium Hair?
Well for one thing many women find that once hair gets to a certain length it just starts to become harder to manage and find styles for. It also helps your have gain some length by giving it a break from all the harsh things you put it through daily. By putting your mid length hair in this type of style it will also give you a break from always having to do your hair which gives you time to focus on other things.
If you need to know more about protective hairstyles and care there are some other great resources on the net. Check out this post from on CurlyNikki.com that goes into more detail. For those looking for some great styles here are a few medium hairstyles for women looking for protective styles.