In the fall, many YouTubers and healthy hair care websites begin to launch protective hair style challenges. All protective hair style challenges are different but most have the same goal. You are asked to wear your hair in protective styles for a certain length of time to promote healthier hair and better hair retention; when hair is retained then longer hair goals can be meet.
Some of the fall protective hair style challenges are in effect until spring of the next year. That’s about six months. And if you start but are not prepared, then you may not make the most of the hair challenge. I’ve put together these 10 tips to help you make the most of your challenge once you decide to join.
1. Start a hair journal. You can use any type of notebook, it doesn’t have to be anything special. You want to document your starting point by taking beginning pictures and doing length checks. Then record your current status in your hair journal.
5. Gather hair clamps, ties and bands that are fee of metal clips to use in your protective styles. Using ouchless bands and clips will help reduce hair breakage while your hair is in a protective style.
6. Moisturize your hair really well and then seal with an oil or butter before placing your hair in protective styles. The ends of your hair will love being moisturized while being tucked away.
7. Be versatile with your protective styles. You can wear buns, braids, twists, wigs and drawstring ponytails to name a few styles. Change the stress points on your hair by parting hair differently or instead of combing your hair straight back every time, swoop your hair to the side then back. You can even wear your hair down once or twice a week.