“Why do people protective style during the summer…That’s backwards! If you are going to do protective style it should be during the winter. Summer is when your hair grows the fastest. That’s the time you should be wearing your hair out especially if you live in a humid climate. Heat stimulates your scalp, therefore causing growth. Humid climate works almost like a steamer but it’s nature’s way of steaming your hair. You need to get that steam. Summer should be the time where you try wash n go’s. If you are covering up your hair during the summer you aren’t getting the benefits.”
Parabens aren’t good for any type of hair:
“Parabens are potent chemicals used to preserve beauty products. Methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben are the most commonly used parabens. Less common parabens include isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben and benzylparaben. Studies have shown that parabens mimic the female hormone, estrogen. They have been scientifically linked to the development of several forms of breast cancer. Other studies have shown that certain parabens adversely affect the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system. Why would a manufacturer use such a potentially dangerous ingredient? Parabens are extremely inexpensive and they extend the shelf life of any given product for as long as 2 years, if not longer.
Without some sort of preservation system, you would have to store all of your beauty products in the refrigerator and even then, they would not last for very long. Larger companies that sell their products in retail shops, drug stores and supermarkets must use very strong preservatives, because their products often sit in a store room or on a shelf for extended periods of time.”