Caring for your Hair in Quarantine
Box braids, passion twists, and faux locs are just a few protective styles to name. But when there is a pandemic going on, how do you care for your hair on your own? Let’s get down to the nitty gritty – Who remembers their momma greasing their scalp or styling their hair the night before school, and wrapping it down with a scarf? I do! Our mothers put us in protective styles such as pigtails, cornrows, ponytails, twists, and single braids. It’s incredible how these regimens are still very useful in today’s tips on protective styling and hair care. So what do you do when you have no access to your hair stylists you ask? Easy! Social media has given us free access to tutorials to help us out. Whether you are a naturalista queen or relaxed beauty, protective styles apply to all of us.
Here are some protective styles that are low maintenance and easy to do:
Style #1: Twists
This style guarantees low manipulation and keeps your hair hydrated. It’s versatile as you can pull it up or pull it back into one. This style doesn’t require much manipulation and it can last up to 14 days.
Style #2: Pig Tails
The infamous Pig Tails is the most easily executed hairstyle of all protective styles. Quick and easy to do, and can last just over a week depending on how you protect your hair when you sleep.
Style #3: Single Braids
This style takes some time to do but it’s always worth it! Low manipulation, lightweight and definitely on trend for the Summer! Style can last up to 3 weeks with protective care.