You cannot keep a style for more than a week
You really just love to switch it up and you constantly look up styles to try for the next week, and the week after the next.
There is nothing wrong with changing your styles weekly, as long as you care for your hair during your wash regimen on day 6/7. This will help you to effectively prepare your hair for your next low manipulation style.
You co wash or cleanse your hair a few times a week
You love rinsing your hair, especially after you put in an hour of hard core exercising 4 times this week. Sometimes protective styling is not the way to go with this healthy regimen.
Make sure you are using the appropriate products for washing your hair well. Using a sulfate shampoo daily may not be the best idea for your hair, especially if you have dry scalp issues.
If this condition applies to you, try a co wash instead to not only keep your scalp clean, but keep your hair moisturized as well. But other than that, you really just love having clean hair and low manipulation is your thing!
You like to keep things simple
No matter how many times you watch that certain hair tutorial, your fingers just won’t do that flat twist or cornrow. You really have trouble pinning your hair in a bun or a ‘simple’ updo like the girl from YouTube.
Frankly, you don’t have the patience or the time to even do a protective style so you stick with what’s simple for you and your own skill set. Doing wash n gos and twist outs are right up your alley #lowmanipulationforlife!
You are just not into protective styling
And there is nothing wrong with that! You may love the Marley twists and the crochet braids on others, but that’s just not your style. Again, you just love your hair out!
Stick with styling options that will reduce the time you have to really manipulate your hair on a daily basis. As long as you know how to preserve your low manipulation style by wrapping your hair at night and fluffing in the morning, you are good to go!
Choose styles that do not require too much combing or manipulation to maintain during the style’s duration. Ultimately, your goal is to do a style that can reduce the damage it can undergo; that’s the point of limiting manipulation for a few days.
But if you find that you are constantly detangling, combing, brushing, or keeping your hands in your hair, it is time to re-evaluate your hair care regimen and styling options.
Do you prefer low manipulation or protective styles? Dish below!