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Using Wigs as Protective Style

Are you trying to grow your hair in the shortest amount of time? Is your hair badly damaged from too much styling or too much exposure to heat? Wigs are the perfect solution as protective style, while you’re trying to grow your hair.


What does protective style mean?

Protective styles can mean a lot of things, but generally these pertain to hairstyles that you can use to guard your hair from different elements like extreme cold or heat, too much tugging, braiding, and improper brushing. In addition, protective styles like twists or braids can be worn for a long periods of time. This allows your hair to take a breather from harmful elements. Just remember to tuck the ends of your hair properly under the wig as they are the oldest and most fragile part of your hair.
Should you use human hair wigs or synthetic wigs?


To keep your hair from drying out, especially during winter, it’s advisable to to use custom human hair , although I know they can be pricey! Not only will your natural hair breathe easier under the wig, but human hair wigs are also the most natural-looking. They are also beneficial to people’s who have sensitive skin or allergies since some synthetic wigs can cause scalp irritations.

Will it really matter if I use the cheaper wigs?

Considering you’re using it as protective styling, then yes, it does matter to some degree. The cheaper wigs may look good for a short amount of time, but can become dull, lifeless and out of shape if worn daily. To best protect your hair (and scalp!) try finding a good quality wig, which isn’t dirt cheap, but won’t break the bank either.

Are there any routines you need to practice when wearing protective styling?

Don’t ever think that you can stop caring for your hair once you’re wearing protective styling. There are still a few steps which should be followed while using a wig as a protective style. Firstly, moisturise your hair often to avoid split ends and dryness. Another important hair care tip is to avoid buns, braids, or pony tails which are too tight – too much tension can damage hair, causing it to break.

Keep these tips in mind and you’ll soon have healthy glowing hair after you’re done using wigs as protective styles.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I have seen that wigs are really becoming a big fashion statement. Celebrities have been doing it for years but surprising it is now becoming a day to day item people are choosing to use now to accentuate their look in some cases.

    March 19, 2013
    • Wigs are great if you are trying to grow out your hair and want to protect it. They are especially great in winter when you don’t want to do your hair.

      March 19, 2013

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