By Wini Nduta
This is a term that describes styling your hair so that it is not affected by everyday elements.
For the natural hair crowd this means putting your hair in twists, braids, weaves or under wigs.
When you have your hair in a protective style, it's important to moisturize. Grab a spray bottle and fill it with boiled water and spritz a bit onto the hair. Many people plait their hair and forget that it still needs some tlc.
You can also add some oils to the bottle like olive oil, castor oil or jojoba oil to make your hair shiny.
I tend to go for the natural liquid oils- they are easier for your scalp to absorb.
Here is a link to my Pinterest board of natural hair and hair styles http://www.pinterest.com/wushiliu/natural-hair/