People keep getting confused between low manipulation styles and protective hairstyles. However, they are two completely different things! This is a common misconception, which we are here to solve! Let us take a look at it.
What Is A Protective Style
A protective hairstyle is a one where the main goal is to protect the edges of your hair and lock the moisture in. Protective hairstyles include buns, braids or any kind of extensions that gives your natural hair a break. The main component of a protective style is that your ends are tucked away.
What Is A Low Manipulation Hairstyle
A low manipulation hairstyle is less about the ends and more about creating a style that requires less touching overall. This might include a pineapple updo, puffs, low ponytails and wash and go. Any hairstyles that involves less touching and complex procedures are low manipulation styles.
What To Wear When
The main point of both options is to prevent breakage and damage, as well as retain hair length. Protective hairstyles help you maintain your edges and lock the moisture you received from TCB Naturals Hair Food in your scalp. If you are looking for an easy to maintain hairstyle that doesn’t involve a lot of complex styling, low manipulation hairstyle is your go to! When choosing between the two, you should also consider the amount of maintenance you will require for the style. If you are looking for something to last longer, a protective style is usually better than a low manipulation style. No more confusion!
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