Since the American football quarterback was drafted back in 2018, he decided to grow out his afro then transitioned into protective styles due to the nature of the sport. Lamar Jackson Hair can often be seen in off scalp braids which were going to take a detailed look at today.
Lamar Jackson Hair Gallery
Lamar Jackson hair can always be seen in protective styles such as braids which protect strands from damage caused by the sun, hot temperatures, and excess manipulation by brushing and combing. As he’s under the helmet for most of the game it’s imperative his hair is kept protected.
Outside of the convenience of braids afros under helmets change shape which therefore makes afro hair messing as it loses its roundness. These problems are avoided with braids.
During his draft years we saw Lamar mostly in his afro hair which he later changed for braids. Images below
How to Maintain your Lamar Jackson Braids
Having braids installed is a great feeling as it gives you a new look and confidence. To ensure you maximise your hairs lifeline it’s imperative the proper care and maintenance is applied to your braids. We have provided some tips below to ensure that they stay neat, tidy and clean.
Make sure Braids aren’t too tight
If you experience the pain of tight braids, this is your body informing you they need to be loosened or redone. Not only do tight braids damage your hair but you increase your chances of getting braid bumps and infected follicles which we want to avoid. This could lead to temporary or permanent hair loss, something we want to avoid of course!
Moisturize your scalp
We like to explain it like this, your scalp is an extension of your skin, and therefore it requires hydration and care. A good moisturizing routine helps it keep your hair bouncy, defined and healthy, but most important not dry. Find one best suited for your hair type.
Oil your Scalp
We mostly forget to apply oil on our scalp as were too busy focusing on the ends and length, yet it’s our scalp that hair grows from, therefore an oil routine is super important and non-negotiable.
Protect your hair while sleeping with a Durag
The main purpose of Du-rags and head wraps is to prevent stray hairs from becoming loose or tangled which creates the messy look. Protecting your hair at night keeps it in check.
Ensure you take your Hair out every 6 Weeks
As we mentioned before you’re going to have to ensure you let your hair breathe, then washed and it’s been advised for years that the 6 week mark is the sweet spot.
This is nothing short of good hygiene! Your hair has been exposed to multiple layers of dirt and environmental factors which requires up keep! Wash days are your best friend and it will repay you which shiny, clean hair.
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