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What’s Next After Removing A Protective Hairstyle?

Just recently we gave you a few tips on what to do before and after you take down your protective hairstyle, but there’s more you need to know, such as how long you should wait until you style your hair again.

Once again, Darling Hair brings you tips to help you maintain healthy hair:

How long should I wait before my next hairstyle?

  1. Two weeks is the recommended waiting period to ensure that your hair has a good ‘breather’, that’s if there wasn’t any scalp irritation when you took down your braids.
  2. Four weeks is recommended if you experienced breakage when taking down your braids.
  3. You can only resume braiding when your hair has fully recovered and is in a healthy state. This can happen only if your hair and scalp are properly cleansed, conditioned and nourished.

For how long should I wear a protective hairstyle?

  1. Each style has different characteristics and some styles last longer than others. Braids and twist styles can remain in for up to 8 weeks.
  2. During this time, your own hair and scalp health remains a priority

Source and image: Darling Hair

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