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Taliah Waajid's Protective Styles Line: A Review


Dec. 14 2023, Published 11:57 p.m. ET

The Taliah Waajid brand offers a Protective Styles Collection that is specifically designed to cater to the needs of women who wear braids, wigs, or weaves over their hair when moving from chemical styling to natural hair.

Continue reading below to find out more about this awesome line of products.

What Are Protective Styles?

It is estimated that most black women wear these hairstyles – around 80 percent to be specific. These styles are popular due to their ability to safeguard hair from damage when transitioning to natural from chemically treated hair. Common types of protective styles include wigs, extensions and braids.

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Most of the discussion around natural hair has centered on wavy and curly hair, ignoring other styles – like protective ones. This line of products from the Taliah Waajid brand is designed to condition and strengthen hair, during and after wearing protective styles. The active ingredients in these products target your hair and scalp, keeping both healthy.

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Finally, women who use these styles to safeguard their hair when moving from chemical treatments can find all the products they need to ensure that they end up with strong hair and a healthy scalp. Waajid, the brand’s founder, couldn't have put it any better when she said, “Whenever we are wearing a protective style, we want to make sure that we are taking care of our hair underneath.”

Effectiveness of the Protective Styles Collection

To ensure that different users achieve the desired results, this line of products is made up of eight separate items. If you choose to wear a wig, Waajid recommends preparing your hair and scalp using Bamboo, Avocado and Peppermint Conditioning Restoring Serum followed by Bamboo and Coconut Milk Moisturizing Mint Shampoo, before finishing things up with the Bamboo and Coconut Milk Strengthening Leave-In Conditioner — she recommends using these products daily. Designed to be carried in your bag, the Anti Itch serum should be applied to the affected area whenever your scalp feels itchy. The collection’s Bamboo and Biotin Edge Growth can be used throughout the day — as needed. In addition to only using natural ingredients, all the products in this line are cruelty and paraben-free. It is worth noting that the recommendations vary with the style in use.

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To promote the growth of strong natural hair and keep the scalp healthy, each product is formulated to have the anti-bacterial, strengthening and moisturizing properties of the main active ingredients found in biotin, basil and bamboo. Furthermore, each item comes with a pointed applicator top to facilitate easier and more effective application of these products.

Readily Available Products

Taliah Waajid has been styling natural hair for more than twenty years. The seasoned entrepreneur can attest to the challenges that women face when it comes to taking care of their hair. This inspired her to launch a brand of safe and effective products. She introduced her first collection, Black Earth Products, back in 1996. The Protective Styles collection is available at a variety of Walmart stores across the nation.

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