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FEATURES Apr 16 2012 11:10AM
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Protective Styler

Smart! You’ve chosen to protect your new hair texture with braids, weaves or extensions. You’ll get to wear your hair in fun styles as you grow your relaxer out over time. Here are three things you need to know:

1) DON’T CHANGE STYLES TOO OFTEN: We know all the looks you can get during protective styling, but don’t change up too often. You need to find styles you love to wear for six-eight weeks at a time. This will reduce problems with breakage and hair shedding. Try Flat Braids for several weeks, two-strand twists the next few, then some extensions later. Whatever you do, the longer your stick with one style, the less breakage you’ll see.

2) CLARIFY & MOISTURIZE SCALP OFTEN: Since you’re not shampooing as often, your scalp will feel dry and itchy. When you do shampoo, use a clarifying shampoo to remove product build-up without stripping your hair. And ALWAYS moisturize both hair and scalp: Use a leave-in conditioner that doesn’t have any silicones (they’ll weigh your hair down) and lightweight oil on your scalp.

3) WEAR MORE UPDO STYLES: Long extensions move and bend more at the demarcation lines (where new growth meets relaxed hair), plus the weight of braids and twists can weigh on your natural hair. To prevent extreme breakage, learn to wear fun and fabulous updos.


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