Protective hair styles are styles that result in the ends of your hair being tucked away keeping it safe from exposure to damaging agents such as wind, sun, snow etc and chemical alterations such as colour, chemical straightners etc. Also, protective styles go a long way to reduce breakage caused by the knitted scarves, turtlenecks or any other knitted fabric we wear.
Protecting hair is beneficial to all types of hair textures, relaxed, and natural. The ends of your hair being the oldest part of your hair are the most fragile; it is therefore safer and important to protect them. Due to the stress of regular detangling, washing, conditioning and styling, hair is under pressure and this causes fall out and breakage sometimes especially with the 4c hair type which is the most fragile of all hair types.
The purpose and benefits of this hairstyle include;