Protective Styling- Buns| Relaxed Hair

Reclaim your time by wearing a protective style. Protective styles can be simple, cute and effective.

Doing the same hairstyle over and over again can sound like a broken record at a certain point. Every week, I wash , condition and rollerset my relaxed hair.I love being able to have straight and silky hair without direct heat. However, that requires me to sit under the dryer for at least 45 minutes. Lately, I have not been in the mood for that so I decided to keep it simple.

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The Beauty of Protective Styling

Protective styling allows your hair to be protected. Your ends are not touching your shoulders and are tucked in. They require little to no manipulation. However, it is important to keep your hair moisturized even when putting your hair away. Since you are not manipulated your hair, you are able to have better length retention. Lastly, they have to be done properly. Avoid wearing tight hairstyles.

Protective Styling Can Be Simple

When we talk about protective styles, we think if braids , twists, cornrows…etc . Pretty much any style that requires some sort of hair extensions.

Protective styles means your hair is tucked in. Therefore, buns are protective styles . You can do a protective without having to add any extensions. It’s totally possible to do them with your hair.

Buns

This bun took seconds to achieve. So cute and simple
Another easy protective style is the twist and bun.
Twist and tuck it under
And another one

USE THE RIGHT TOOLS WHEN WEARING BUNS

I use many other types of hair ties but these are the ones I use the most. Just make sure whatever you are using does not snag your hair. You also do not need to wrap the tie around many times causing it to make your bun tight. We want to keep your edges!

Spiral Hair Ties- Proceed with Caution

When I use a spiral hair tie , I make sure it is enlarged to maximum and I wrap it around only twice. When I want to take down my bun or ponytail, I also make sure I stretch it as much as I can and take it out. I love them because they don’t dry out the hair.

COTTON HAIR TIES

If a hair tie is drying out your hair , you can dip it in some oils before using it.

It Is Best To Bun On Dry Hair

Hair is most fragile when wet. Bunning will require to wrap a hair tie around and doing it when wet can cause the hair to snap. Therefore, it is best to do it on dry hair.

I air-dried and then lightly blowdried my hair in cool and low setting to stretch it out.

Moisturize And Seal As Needed

My best advice is to listen to your hair. You don’t have to wait until your hair is super dry to moisturize. However, when you feel like it’s losing some moisture, apply a moisturizer.

Night-Time Routine

I don’t sleep with my bun. Since it is loose , it is also easy to take it down and massage my scalp . I sometimes forget but massaging is important. Try to do it at least 3 times a week.

Before going to bed,I do twist it and secure the ends with a flexi rod and wear my satin bonnet.

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