Protective Styling: 7 Tips For Using Wigs For Maximum Length Retention

7 tips for using wigs for maximum length retention
Wigs and for that matter weaves are products that I never thought I would ever use in my lifetime. Before I began my HHJ I just didn't see the point of wearing fake hair when there was already a head-full of hair growing on my head. In my mind wigs were for bald people or celebrities.

A hair journey natural or otherwise has a way of opening your eyes to a whole new world of experiences and techniques and I quickly came to the realization that I had difficulty retaining length while my hair was loose and being washed and detangled weekly.

Among the solutions available as protective styles, wigs were probably in the 'last resort' category but very soon I came to see their usefulness both as a protective style and a way to have hair to play in while growing out my real hair.


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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Hi Alma,

Just read this article, I LOVE IT!!! just the information I was looking for. I will be doing a wig protective style for the next 5 months. This is my first time wearing a wig for a protective style, I like this idea, As it is really important to me and I truly like getting to my scalp for massaging nightly without the worry of ruining the hairstyle. I enjoy the fact that I can wear my cornrows for 4 weeks, moisturize every day and deep condition each week. This is wonderful for me. Also, In my opinion, I love this protective style better as I can take it off every night to get to my scalp without worrying about the weight of the braids or weave as the style grows out or worry about if the style looks messy after washing and conditioning. But most importantly I sleep soooooo much better without any add ons attached to my head!!! LOL!!! Thanks so much for this article!!!