In the African American hair community, protective hairstyles are what we use to describe protective and healthy hairstyles for natural hair. Protective hairstyles can help you to avoid hair damage from chemicals and heat. They also help to reduce the risk of losing hair. As the name indicates, one of the protective hairstyles is the “lemonade braid.”
What is a Protective Hairstyle?
A protective hairstyle is a hairstyle that primarily helps naturally curly, kinky, or wavy hair maintain its shape without the aid of heat or harsh chemicals. Protective hairstyles are especially useful to those with natural hair because they reduce the amount of breakage, fading, shrinkage, etc., that occurs due to styling. There are several different ways to achieve a protective hairstyle, and in my opinion (as an educator and a stylist), the best way to do so is to “start” with your natural hair and “build” your desired hairstyle on top of it.
Protective Hairstyles are hairstyles that allow your natural hair to grow healthy and strong. In general, protective hairstyles are the hairstyles that use the best curly hair extensions, hair weaves, and wigs. These hairstyles help you to have a longer and healthier mane.
What is a Lemonade Braid?
A Lemonade braid is a method of securing the hair to the head with a hairpiece. Tying all of the hair in the back makes it a “messier” look, and the Lemonade braid helps to make it neater. A hairpiece is a temporary substitute for hair used to conceal baldness. The hair is usually clipped on, but a piece can also be glued or stapled to the scalp. They are commonly used when a person has a medical condition that causes their hair to fall out or when a person is undergoing chemotherapy. They are also used to cover up a bad hair day, or in the case of women, to create a new style.
- Lemonade braid is a simple braided hairstyle that uses two colors and is achieved in three steps.
- The first step is to divide hair in half. Take one piece of hair and twist it around the other hair.
- Next, take the right piece of hair and twist it under the piece of hair that has just been twisted. Repeat this step with the left piece of hair.
- Lastly, tie a piece of hair in a ponytail to secure the look, and voila!
Why Lemonade Braids are Protective
The Lemonade Braids are a protective style. They can keep your hair and scalp cool while you’re out in the sun and give you a chance to relax your hair or rest it.
- Lemonade braids aren’t just a protective hairstyle, and they are a way to embrace your hair and its glory. Braids are cute and popular, but they do more than looking good.
- Lemonade Braids protect your hair from sun damage as well as heat damage.
- They provide moisture to your hair shaft and promote the growth of new hair cells.
- Braids also protect from pollutants in the environment, damaging your hair.
- The best part is that these benefits are long-term. They won’t wash off or wear off. It’s the same as having a protective layer of plastic wrap wrapped around your hair.
Lemonade braids aren’t just a protective hairstyle. And they are a way to embrace your hair and its glory. Braids are cute and popular, but they do more than looking good.
The Lemonade braid is a protective hairstyle that many women with natural hair have adopted to protect their hair. The braid has evolved over time but still stays true to its roots of protecting the hair from tangling and breaking. There are many ways to braid the Lemonade braid, but it is the simplicity and clear steps that make it a great protective hairstyle.