One of the most important aspects of growing your hair fast, long and healthy (besides using natural products) is to properly protect you hair. This is what a Protective Style means. You put your hair in a style that will keep your hair safe from snags, knots, breakage, split ends, dryness, etc.
Protective styles keep the hair that is on your head healthy and they allow you to grow new, healthy hair. Protective styles keep you from damaging your hair from the outside environment as well as from yourself (keep your hands out of your hair).
My Protective style of choice is keeping my hair in twists. When my hair is twisted, I find that my hair stays moisturized longer, especially if I have used my shea butter mixture on wash day or on “moisturize” day. I also find that I am not playing in it very often.
You Can Watch How I put My Hair In These Twists Here:
I take my Protective Style one step further and I keep my head wrapped throughout the day with a silk/satin head scarf. If I am going outside, I will either cover my silk/satin scarf with a wig or with a beanie hat. I do this to further ensure that I am keeping my hair protected and safe.
You Can Watch How I put My Hair In Further Protect My Hair Here:
Best Protective Style (for all hair types)
I know not everyone has the same type of hair texture as myself, so an overall, very good and effective protective style for all hair types would be a simple bun.
Keeping your hair in a bun protective style keeps the moisture in your hair. It keeps the moisture in your hair because all of your hair is so close to your scalp and that is where all of your natural oils are generating from. Also the humidity from the natural heat that your body gives off, keeps your hair from drying out.
*TIP* To keep your hair moisturized for longer amounts of time, while it is in a bun, spritz it with water before you wrap it up.