The Benefits of Protective Styling
These styles allow your hair to rest from combing daily while also retaining moisture. But just because you are protective styling does not mean you can neglect your hair and scalp with expectations of obtaining or maintaining health hair. You must still shampoo and moisturize. I recommend moisturizing with your favorite moisturizer (I recommend moisturizers that are shea butter base such as Shealoe) prior to styling and use a daily moisturizing sprintz to further protect and nourish the hair/scalp.
(Don’t neglect the basic needs of your head.) It is equally important to cover your hair while you sleep to maintain the style and avoid friction that can break your hair while you sleep.