How to care for your hair in protective styles

Hey guys! I am currently wearing a crochet protective hairstyle, I plan to keep it up for a month but that doesn’t mean I’ll just leave my hair unattended to for the month. There are some things to syill do to ensure that my hair stays healthy and doesn’t break off when I take off the protective style.


How to care

  • Drink plenty of water.

Drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep hydrated. A well hydrated you equals smooth skin and healthy hair amidst a lot of other positive effects.

  • Eat healthy and exercise

You need to live a healthy life style in order to have healthy hair because no matter what your hair is a part of your body.

  • Moisturize your hair

This may be hard for some protective styles but by lightly spraying your edges and roots with water then massaging with oil to seal the water in. Ensure not to saturate your hair because that may cause the hair to be damp and pick up a weird odor. This doesnt need to be done every day.

  • Keep the hair in for 4-6 weeks only.

Don’t keep the hair in for more than 6 weeks as that can cause breakage which will have the opposite effect of what the protective style should.

  • Protect at bedtime

Wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf or use a silk or satin pillowcase to prevent unnecessary loss of moisture.


  • Don’t let the hair be too tight to the scalp as this can cause blisters and pull off the smaller hairs causing breakage.
  • Be careful when taking the hair down.

Hope this helped you in any way.

Stay true, be you.

-Drop of black

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