How To Nurture Your Natural Hair Underneath Protective Styles
3 Must-Do's With Boho Babe Trina
The benefits of protective styles are endless, from the growth retention to the abundance of versatility, and not to forget all those extra hours we've accumulated from the time halved when getting ready.
But despite what you may have heard through the grapevine, protective styles aren't a set it and forget it situation. Although our natural crowns are safely protected from the ruthlessness of everyday life, your natural hair still needs a little encouragement to thrive.
One half of award-winning duo @cultureuk, Trina breaks down the need-to-knows on how to protect your natural crown. Trina has a running legacy of styles she's seriously slayed, so it's only right she shares her top 3 essential tips on how to nurture your hair underneath your locs.
Trina separates her Empress Locs into sections for easy access to her natural hair. With a spray bottle with just water in, she lightly mists her cornrows. She tells us she's not drenching her hair, only slightly dampening it.
Next, get to work by going in with a leave-in conditioner. We recommend a water-based product which allows for easy absorption and avoids excessive product build-up. Trina tells us, depending on how thirsty her hair feels, she will lightly seal in all that moisture with an oil.
Trina recommends doing the above at night and locking it in with a satin scarf. Not only will the satin scarf keep your locs looking fresh, but it will also keep your edges soft. Making it less likely you'll be at the mercy of our nemesis - breakage.
Sounds simple, right? Yet often so easy to neglect when living your best life in a protective style.
To reap all the blessings of your locs try to follow these tips at least 3-4 times a week, and incorporate and adapt to your own unique hair needs. As Trina rightly preaches, your hair will thank you later, I promise.