It’s the time of the year when many of us will start itching to switch up our hairstyle with a few extensions. If you sported straight hair for the first quarter of the year, you might be inclined to go curly for vacation season. For the divas who rocked a short, sassy ‘do, it may just be time for long, wondrous waves.

Before you commit to ordering a fresh batch of weave, here are 10 do’s and don’ts from celebrity stylist Cynthia Alvarez, who has managed the manes of Alicia Keys and KeKe Palmer. From protecting your new growth to avoiding the dreaded hairline breakage, these tips will keep your tracks in tact.