taking down a protective style?? tips on the best way to do it

how to take down crochet braids

Since we are in the throes of winter in the southern hemisphere, a lot of us are in protective styles to keep our hair hidden from the harsh elements. Protective styles can be great for length retention, minimising manipulation etc., however – if the taking down is not done right, you can undo all the benefits that the protective style bestowed on your hair.  I have come up with a list of to-dos when taking down a protective style, these have worked for me for any type of protective style, be it braids, a weave and more recently; crochet braids.

Tips for taking down a protective style

I recently took down the crochet braids which I had on my hair for  5 weeks. I filmed the process in order to give a visual tutorial of how I treat my hair after taking down a protective style. Enjoy the video, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t done so already 🙂



  1. July 26, 2016 / 09:08

    Those steps are boss!! Sections also help to make it so seamless!

    • Lungi
      July 28, 2016 / 13:09

      Totally! Without sections, we are nothing 🙂

  2. July 26, 2016 / 13:02

    Thanks for the tips Lungi.

    • Lungi
      July 28, 2016 / 13:09

      You’re welcome

  3. August 3, 2016 / 19:19

    Interesting post! Working in sections actually helps to reduce hair breakage.

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