There is absolutely nothing worse than losing your edges – except, maybe, after realizing that your “protective style” didn’t protect anything at all. The purpose of protective styling is to promote hair growth and help to retain length. However, if done poorly, protective styles may end up damaging your hair line and saying goodbye to your full edges.
Stress from hair pulling, overly tight sew-ins and braids are some of the tell-tale signs that your hairline may be taking a loss. Although you may feel that protective styling will protect your mane no matter what you do, its time to get well-versed in the art of maintaining your edges. Click through to learn some crucial tips to save your hair — and your sanity.