It’s officially COLD, COLD outside, ladies! It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying summer breezes, windows down, patio doors open, and sundresses. But NOW. When I’m home for the night, there’s no coming back out. Wrap me up in ALL the blankets. Make my hot chocolate HOT. And it’s going to take at least 20 minutes to even get out the car when I pull up.
Nevertheless, Fall is here, and Winter will be soon. So, it’s that time of year that we tend to start thinking about a new style to rock. Tis’ the season for protective styling! I think we all love those styles that require little to no effort. The ones that allow us to just get up and go with hardly any fuss. Especially on those cold mornings, when all you really want to do is snuggle your pillow and stay cocooned in your comforter. So, when it’s truly time to get out of bed, and you can’t press snooze yet another time, save some time and energy with a cute and protective style.
There are several benefits to protective styling outside from just getting up and going and pressing snooze a couple of extra times. One of the most beneficial reasons for proactive styling is how it helps with growing out your hair. If you’ve experienced any type of hair loss, thinning, or breakage, protective styling may be one solution to reviving your tresses and bringing back your length. Keep reading on to learn 3 reasons why protective styling may be a good beauty enhancement for you.
Reason 1 – Length Retention
For many of us, we have this perception of our hair that it isn’t growing. Growth appears to be stagnant, or nonexistent, even. Often, this is the case because we are not retaining our length. Length retention refers to behaviors that are believed to prevent damage to your ends, specifically. Since your actual hair is essentially covered by the protective style, your ends are prevented from exposure to hazards such as knotting, splitting, and breaking off. Your hair is growing ladies! Your length retention behaviors just need some strengthening.
Reason 2 – Allowing Your Hair to Rest
It goes without saying that the more you touch and style your hair, the more susceptible it can be to damage. By having a protective style, you can give your hair a break from styles that may be more harmful than good.
Reason 3 – Protection from Environmental Damage
Seasonal elements such as the cold and wind can wreak havoc on your hair. With extremely cold temperatures, your hair cuticle can lift, therefore it is harder for your hair to retain moisture. This in turn can cause your hair to break and shed. Wind damage occurs because your hair may become tangled and matted, causing issues when trying to detangle, which can result in your ends breaking off.
Protective styling is certainly a good option if you’re wanting to add another tool to your hair growth arsenal. It’s also important to keep in mind the importance of keeping your hair moisturized, and your scalp healthy, too. So even if you have a protective style, that doesn’t mean neglect your hair.
Cheers to protective styling and your hair length goals! Book an appointment with us today for some hair therapy and see what protective style will work best for you!