Protective styles are our go-to looks for warm weather, but let’s be honest, they’re also an excuse for neglecting our natural hair. There, I said it. We’ve all been guilty of it. Wearing braids and weaves too long can cause itchy scalp and buildup. This is a sure way to cut the life of your protective style short.

If you want them to last, take care of your hair. You don’t need salon service. Protective styles are relatively low maintenance, and you can cover all your bases with the new Black Castor Miracle Collection from African Pride. This line leaves no stone unturned. It addresses every issue that stands in the way of you slaying all day. Ahead, 6 products to help you protect your crown.