Finally, the Harmattan is here! You might have noticed that you need to apply more lip balm as well as carry a moisturizer around for your skin. Your hair also needs some tender loving care this harmattan. If your hair is left unattended to in this weather, it will get extremely dry, brittle & start to break off. You don’t want such for your hair. Here are some protective hairstyles for harmattan we’ve curated for you, so you still look chic & your hair is also protected.
The harmattan is a very dry & dusty weather. Not only do you experience excessive dryness of your skin, but your hair is also prone to this dryness if care is not taken. It should be a time for your hair to get strength and growth, free from frequent manipulation and styling, which is where protective hairstyles come in.
Other than masking and moisturizing, protective styling should be the main priority of your harmattan hair care. Here are a few tips to keep your hair healthy & avoid the harmattan hair breakage.
Box braids and twists
Box braids are a classic when it comes to protective hairstyles. If you’re on a budget not only is it affordable but also a great way to make a statement. You can also play around with it and style it just the way you want.
Faux locs resemble dreadlocks. Faux locs are a great protective style that allows wearers to change up their look and give their natural hair a break. For those who are thinking about locking their natural hair, faux locs can be a great way to get an idea of what their hair will look like once the process is complete.
Faux locs are also a great way to keep a bit of tropical inspiration with you.
Cornrows is one of the simplest of the protective hairstyles. You can be creative and versatile – It is easyt to pair with other styles.
The wig can be the main act of your protective styling or it can act as a reprieve from your other style. The thing to remember when using wigs as your protective style is that you will still have to take the step of braiding your hair under the wig – maybe cornrows.
Bob cut braids
The bob cut braids are a classic yet edgy 1990s throwback hairstyle that all your style icons and idols from the 1990s had. The bob cut braids are a perfect protective hairstyle for someone who has grown tired of box braids and is looking to try something new.