Having 2.5 cm length of hair is going to present anyone with a challenge on how best to have a protective style for your hair. Protective styling helps to maintain your ends, lock in moisture and keeps your fingers out of your hair. We all know that over manipulation of hair leads to breakage and frizz. As a short haired lady, the only way to protect my hair is to cover it with something. During the night, I cover my hair with a silk scarf. I wish I could do the same during the day, but I hate the feeling of anything tight around my head when I’m trying to do some work. So the next best thing is to apply a good moisturizer to seal the ends and leave my hair alone.
So if you want longer healthy hair, PROTECT your hair ends by,
Applying a good moisturiser, Tacking your ends in if you have a pony tail or hair that can be pinned back. This avoids your hair rubbing against your clothes and being pulled.
Don’t comb or brush your hair more than necessary
Use very little to no heat at all… there are other ways of stretching that hair ladies. How? I hear you ask, section your hair into 12 or more sections and braid it (three strand). as you braid you pull gently to make a tight straight braid. don’t forget to apply a moisturizer while you do it.
Last but most important tie your hair with a scarf when you go to sleep. Occasionally apply a generous amount of oil to your hair cover with a shower cap and tie with your scarf so it doesn’t come out at night. This method is called Bagging… and its quite popular. The only negative point I have with this is that the plastic cap makes noise ALL NIGHT! so you might want to find a soft shower cap that fits well so you get a good nights’ rest.
Other good general practices are;- drink water, eat fruit and vegetables, wash your hair at least once a week, don’t use too many products on your hair in one styling session, you hair will only absorb what it can, the rest will just seat on your scalp and attract dust and dirt making your hair look dull and lifeless.
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