Pretty new to the forum and this may have already been asked but has anyone had significant growth without using protective styles? If so, please leave tips for the newbie! I REALLY don't look decent with the buns/updos. erplexed
locabouthair said:i think lauren450 grew her hair without protective styles and so did cathy howse so it is possible. i guess it depends on the individual. everyone's hair is different.
naturallady said:I think it can be done but it may take a little longer. Protective styles just allow you to hold onto more of your hair by not manipulating it as much so that you can maximize whatever growth you get by hanging on to your hair w/o breakage. Just make sure that your ends are very well moisturized and I think you should be good to go!
Isis said:Welcome PraynChild!
It depends on what works for you and what doesn't. There are several type 4 ladies here who grew ultra-long manes without protective styles and there are some who grew the same lengths with buns.
I started out in buns to restore my hair back to health and I still wear my favorite buns (side buns and low, braided buns) and some other updos, mainly because I like the way I look in them. I wear braidouts too, which is considered a protective style since it doesn't require much manipulation. As Naturallady said, make sure those ends are well moisturized. It's all about protecting the ends.
Sistaslick said:Yeah some ladies can get away with it and thrive, but I can't say I am one of 'em. Would be so nice if that weren't the case- I love my hair down. Same thing with heat. Some people can fire up their irons on the regular and still maintain a healthy full head of growing hair! All of that can be done. Its done everyday-- just not over here.
PraynChild said:Pretty new to the forum and this may have already been asked but has anyone had significant growth without using protective styles? If so, please leave tips for the newbie! I REALLY don't look decent with the buns/updos. erplexed