Is your Protective Style really protecting your hair?

When you think of the words “protective styles” what comes into mind?

It could be:

1. Braids

2. Crochet styles

3. Weaves

4. Wigs

All are beautiful styles that give you a break from the daily styling.

But has the question ever came into your mind..

“Is this protective style really protecting my hair?”

The answer to this question is going to be alarming. The answer is no.

Shocking I’m sure!

Protective styles are marketed as protective styles for a reason…convenience.

Let’s look at a couple of scenarios:

A. The busy Mom with children needing a style to help her get out the house faster in the morning so she installs braids in her daughter’s hair.

She leaves them in for 2 months without properly cleansing her hair while they are installed. Once she takes them out it leads to more breakage.

Sound familiar?

Let’s do one more:

B. A lady gets a sew in weave installation. She invested $500 for the hair not including the money for the cut and color. To make her hairline look more natural she also allows the cosmetologist to install a frontal lace closure.

Protecting her “investment” she leaves the style in her hair for 2 to 3 months without proper maintenance. As she takes off the closure, she realizes some her hair was stuck to it. Now her edges is are thinning and are coming out in places. 

These scenarios are 2 of thousands of cases that can lead to more damaging results.

Let’s keep in mind that they both were labeled as “protective styles”.

What were they actually protecting?

Before we go any further let’s look at the word Protect .

Webster dictionary defines Protect as:

to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction;

to maintain the status or integrity

The hair is being covered or shielded by placing a weave, braid, or wig on the hair yes, but, the second part of the definition is not being done.

” ..from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction; to maintain the status or integrity.”

Let’s further explain.

Your scalp is meant to be cleansed and moisturized. Some styles prevent the scalp from being accessed causing irriation, dryness, and scalp issues that lead to breakage.

A way to cleanse the scalp while wearing braids is to apply a capful of NouriTressStimulating Scalp Shampooor HydraCleanse Sulfate Free Shampoo in an applicator bottle with water or directly on a wet towel. Massage the product into the scalp with a towel using friction to cleanse the scalp and then remove the excess product with a clean towel. After cleansing the scalp, apply the Perfect Hair Leave In Botanical Reconstructor to the hair to seal in the conditioning properties into the scalp area.

Another way to maintain the hairlines in styles were the full scalp may be covered in the cases of quick weaves or full sew- in weaves is to apply the Perfect Hair Follicle Therapy to the scalp areas that can be accessed. This treatment is used to boost hair regrowth, strengthen hair roots, improve scalp circulation, promote follicle stimulation, reduce scalp inflammation and assist with new hair growth.

Also, the Edge Repair Follicle Treatment Intensive Night Drops  can be applied directly to the edges to help reduce scalp inflammation, strengthens and prevents hair loss naturally. The properties also helps to stimulate, and nourish weak hair follicles.

Instead of calling a protective style by the name protective style, say that you are wearing a weave, wig, or braids.

The style is giving you a break from daily combing yes, but, to truly protect your hair  you have to use products formulated in protection of your hair. NouriTress’ products are catered to the maintenance that your hair needs by to helping maintain the integrity of your hair’s health.

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The Purpose of Conditioners


For hundreds of years, many people have used conditioners and don’t know what the real purpose of conditioners are.

The key purpose of a conditioner is to soften, add moisture and balance the PH of the hair but understanding the proper usage will allow the maximum results for your hair strands.

There are other conditioners whose focus is to strengthen, help reduce breakage and increase the elasticity of your hair.

NouriTress goal is to help our clients experience the best hair ever, therefore we have five different conditioner types tailored to meet your specific hair needs.

Let’s go over them now.

Moisturizing/Cream Conditioner– aids in detangling, softening, moisturizing, strengthening and helps to prevent hair loss. This type of conditioner is a little heavier for added moisture. NouriTress has 3 types of moisturizing conditioners.

  • Perfect Hair Moisturzing Vitamin Conditioner– recommended for all hair types, formulated with Avocado Oil which strengthens and adds moisture to the hair.
  • Stimulating Scalp Conditioner is recommended for naturally curly hair and aids in the hydration of dry scalp, stimulation of the scalp to promote hair growth, and to reduce itching. Formulated with Camphor this conditioner assist with hair growth, unblocks clogged hair follicles and nourishes the roots. Stimulating Scalp Conditioner contains a special blend of Peppermint, Menthol, and Tea Tree Oils to produce body and shine while also restoring natural oils and moisture to the scalp.
  • Steam it Super Moisturizing Conditioner is formulated with Lanolin to soften and add moisture to dry brittle hair. For best results, the Steam It Super Moisturizing Conditioner is best used with a Steam Hydration Machine such as the NouriTress Hair Steamer or a plastic cap if the steamer is not available.

Liquid Conditioners are lighter and are best used for detangling the hair or as Protein Treatments. NouriTress has 2 types of liquid conditioners.

  • Perfect Leave in Botanical ReConstructor Conditioner– aids in the encouragement of new hair growth, smooths a damaged hair shaft, seals the cuticle of the hair for easy detangling. It also assists in the repairing, rebonding and restructuring the hair for a healthy and shiny look.
  • Stop Shedding Protein Conditioner aids in the reduction of shedding and breakage of the hair caused by extremely dry hair or color/chemical damage. It also helps to seal and repair the hair cuticle. This conditioner should be used once every 4 weeks. This Protein treatment should be followed by a separate moisturizing conditioner like Steam It Super Moisturizing Conditioner or Stimulating Scalp Conditioner to soften and add moisture back into the hair.

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Healthy Hair is a System Approach


When you are building a solid regimen for healthy hair it is important to understand that the system approach is the best approach. One particular product can give you results but to get maximum results, the system approach is recommended. Let’s explain further.

Think of your favorite meal. Let’s say your favorite food is steak, you don’t usually order a steak alone because the meal will not be complete without your favorite toppings, sauces, salad, a baked potato, and all the extra things that you personally like. Let’s look at makeup. You can just wear one piece of makeup like lipstick or face powder and be ok but to have a complete look, you usually will use other things such as foundation, eyeliner, mascara, ect…. Not to compare proper hair care with food or makeup but we are just using this as a description that where we can commonly relate.

Just like there are layers and degrees to the food you like, the same goes for hair care. Using a system of products will give you the best results especially if you are trying to achieve true healthy hair care.

The question is often presented to NouriTress, “Can I just use one product to make my hair grow back.  Some may ask, “Can the Follicle Therapy  or Edge Repair Follicle Treatment Intensive Night Drops  be used to regrow my edges?” The answer is yes, but to get the most desired results it would be best to invest in the Edge Repair Follicle Treatment Re-growth System that not only addresses the re-growth of the edges but also provides internal support and hair and scalp therapy. This system will build the hair strand first internally with our Hair Vitamins Plus , then next onto a topical scalp treatment in the form of Stimulating Scalp Shampoo and Vitamin Conditioner. Lastly, the Edge Repair Follicle Treatment Intensive Night Drops is designed to reduce scalp inflammation, prevent hair loss naturally and helps stimulate & nourish weak hair follicles that have been damaged due tight and damaging hair styling.

NouriTress Perfect Hair products takes the system approach to healthy hair, because it addresses all of the underlining issues that need to be addressed and not just the one problem that is wanting to be solved.

If you go to the doctor, he/she wouldn’t just write you a prescription for just the recommended medication, they would also recommend other things to do such as diet and exercise. Think of NouriTress as medicine for the hair. A system approach to healthy hair will give you lasting results for healthy hair.

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More than a question, it’s a movement!

I’m wearing my own hair are you?

It’s more than just a question on NourTress’ apparel line…but a movement. A movement to start a conversation about hair. More importantly your hair. The Bible speaks about gray hair being a crown of glory in Proverbs 16:31. Speaking on the terms of your hair being a crown, a crown symbolizes honor and royalty. When you think of a queen (which is yourself ) immediately you think of her crown.

So what is the condition of your crown?

The question of “I’m wearing my own hair are you?”  was never meant to offend but to start the conversation,

If you aren’t wearing your own hair why not?

Protective styling when applied correctly can really aid in the growth and protection of the hair by giving it a break from the sometimes strain of daily styling. But when protective styling has been applied incorrectly the steps can be damaging and unfortunately sometimes irreversible.

The foundation of NouriTress was set with the meaning of the name of NouriTress-   Nourish your Tresses.

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NouriTress was crafted to cater to the health, retention, and growth of the hair so when there are so many cases of thinning, improper installations that led to hair loss, improper product application that may over time caused the hair-line to be removed, and the list goes on NouriTress had to speak up.

More than just a question “I’m wearing my own hair are you?” but a movement to invoke change. To provide education and products to combat the issues. To start a conversation to raise awareness to the ever-present issues that are impacting our community. To be a voice and a platform of health and wellness that is catered to the nourishing the tresses of our community.

It’s more than just the question “I’m wearing my own hair are you?”. 

It’s a question to impact change… this time for the better.

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