The ONE Thing Most Black Women Get Wrong about Wearing Braids

Protective hairstyles, like cornrows or braids, give women with naturally textured hair the freedom to enjoy the summer. You can get up and go, jump in the pool, or sweat all day without having to check your hair in the mirror.

Many women consider protective styling as the key to growth and healthier hair. However, others note that the tension from some of these styles can cause breakage, especially if your hair isn't properly moisturized.

Protective Styles Protect Natural Hair

Protective hairstyles aim to limit the stress of environmental factors on natural hair by keeping the ends of hair tucked away to discourage tugging, pulling, and manipulation.

But if you don't know how to maintain your scalp and natural hair under these styles, it can cause more harm than good.

Sun protection

Wearing braids exposes your scalp to various environmental factors and unsanitary conditions that damage your scalp and hair follicles. In the summer, this is magnified by UV rays beating down on your scalp. The consequences are dry, itchy scalp with cracks, or maybe even maybe hair loss. Most women don't take protective and preventive steps taken against excessive sun damage to their scalp. 

Consider applying a curl butter that has a high potential to yield excellent moisture. Mango butter builds a naturally occlusive, protective  sunscreen and actively replenishes moisture for better scalp protection, thereby leaving the hair silky, smooth, and hydrated. 


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