Wearing wigs and extensions can damage your natural hair if improperly installed. Women around the world have found various protective styles that are beneficial to their own hair while they rock their wigs and weaves. Here are the benefits of wearing protective styles under your wigs and extensions:


  1. A HEALTHY SCALP: It is easy to neglect your scalp when your wigs and extensions take so much time to care for. Co-washing and installing can take hours, and at some point, you just want to get it over with! Don’t skip that scalp, sis. Professionals recommend either applying a hot-oil treatment to the scalp before applying your extensions or creating a solid foundation of breathable braids beneath your wig and oiling the scalp before applying the unit. Maintaining a healthy scalp with help your natural hair to flourish while your extensions provide your desired look.


Here’s an example of a healthy scalp routine for wig-wearers by Killa Kryss on YouTube:

INSTAGRAM: @Kryssartt


  1. RETAINING LENGTH: When your natural hair is damaged due to wigs and extensions, it often breaks off and falls out during the take-down process. You can prevent this excess shedding and start retaining length by wearing a protective style like mini twists or cornrows beneath your temporary style. Be sure to lightly moisturize your natural hair as well, to sure a swift and healthy take-down on your next wash day.


Keisha Nista has a great way to retain length while wearing extensions:

INSTAGRAM: @Keishanista


  1. IT’S SUPER CONVENIENT: Protective styles are low maintenance and require very little manipulation on a daily basis. When you wear protective styles beneath your wigs and extensions, you’ll experience the convenience of witnessing your hair’s natural growth without hardly ever having to touch it.


Check out Jemappelle Shen’s under-wig hair care tips for more details:

INSTAGRAM: @jemappelleshen


We provide high-quality hair extensions, wigs, closures, and frontals, — but we also want you to have high quality hair of your own! Here at Olympia Beauty & Style we hope to encourage you to feel fabulous inside and out, starting with your crown.


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