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Does your hair thrive best in "out" styles or "protective" styles?

What types of styles work best for your hair?

  • Low-manip "out" styles

    Votes: 7 30.4%
  • High-manip "out" styles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Low-manip "protective" styles

    Votes: 15 65.2%
  • High-manip "protective" styles

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • My hair seems to be more resilient regardless

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • My hair seems to be more delicate regardless

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • Other/Depends on multiple factors

    Votes: 2 8.7%

  • Total voters


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I voted for two categories- low manipulation protective styles and my hair is fragile regardless.

For my hair I need products to get and keep my hair moisturized and smooth and I need products definitely to try to strengthen my strands.

Technique is very important too because my hair breaks with every touch so I can’t comb it everyday or even every month. Fingers and hands are my best bet.


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I chose 3, both low manipulation options and other as it depends on my hair length

When my hair is in the TWA stage up until SL it does best in low manip outstyles (basic wash and goes or non-slick backed puffs).
Past Shoulder Length my hair does best in low manip protective style (two strand twists, flat twists, or a bun). The occasional twist out is okay but I need to be careful with it. Past shoulder length, the sheer amount of shrinkage I get makes wash and goes not as viable an option.
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My hair is mostly in a wash and go so I picked low manipulation out styles.

I don't get "protective" styles to protect my hair though. I get braids, twists, etc because it's cute and I want switch it up from the wash and go look.