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How often you moisturize hair in a protective style?


Ms. Nobody
I never really moisturize my hair in a protective style. I use a thick conditioning gel before I put in braids for under a wig or crochet hair but through out the life of the style I do not moisturize anything. I just oil my scalp sparingly. I feel like moisturizing helps shorten the life of the style.

I'm thinking of doing long term protective styles (2-4 months) so im wondering if I should be moisturizing ot not? Does anyone recommend any kind of moisturizer or should I just keep doing what I'm doing?


Well-Known Member
I use some type of braid spray or light spray leave in (diluted) 1-2 times per week. I don't oil my scalp because that causes build up for me. I'll cleanse my scalp if I'm keeping something in past two weeks.