No matter what hair type you have, protective styling is vital if you want to maintain the healthy look and feel of your hair. Natural hair is prone to damage just like any other hair type and hair length. If you too have been dying to keep your hair protected while looking amazing as well, here are 7 of my favorite protective styles.
- Updo Bun
If you’re looking for easy protective hairstyles for short natural hair, this is a great hairstyle for both bad hair days and lazy-hair days alike. If you have hair that’s long enough to be gathered into a bun, use this as your protective hairstyle for short natural hair.
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2. French Braids
French braid is a type of braided hairstyle. The three-strand gathered plait includes three sections of hair that are braided together from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. You can use this braided style as a way to preserve your braid out, or as a protective style.
3. Short Box Braids
If you’re used to having short hair, and rather this length when protective styling, one hairstyle idea is short box braids. Short box braids are a type of hair-braiding protective style where the braids appear “boxy” or have square-shaped sections.
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4. Crochet Twists
Why spend hours in the salon chair when you cut the time in half by doing the same style with crochet? As with the other protective styles your hair is french braided underneath while the twists are crocheted into your hair.
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Cornrows are a great protective style for your natural hair, and they offer plenty of versatility. Cornrows or french braids can last up to a month if cared for properly and stylishly keep your natural hair protected.
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6. Ghana Braids
This protective style will bring elegance to your everyday look. Simply swirl your ghana braids into a top knot, and your hair will instantly become a work of art! This style is great for all ages and makes a simple but powerful statement.
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7. Wigs and Extensions
One of the easiest and fun parts of protective styling is experimenting with wigs or extensions. Try it out with a wig while you protect your natural hair underneath. With wigs and extensions you can literally wear any hairstyle you want all while your hair is safe in braids underneath. Just be sure to keep your hair well moisturized and nourished as well. Click this link to purchase BetterLength textured hair extensions.