Whether you have natural hair, coily, curly, or multi-textured hair, protective hairstyles are one of the best ways to maintain and grow healthy hair. It’s a win-win situation to preserve your mane while rocking a gorgeous hairstyle at the same time. Natural hair protective styles.
As the cold season creeps up across parts of the world, protective hairstyles are particularly helpful in helping keep your hair safe from freezing temperatures which leaves it craving for more moisture; drying up and breaking off if same is lacking. Moisture is essential for healthy hair and protective styles, help to seal moisture into your natural hair. You can further prevent breakage by keeping your braided hair and scalp well moisturized with the right moisturizing products.
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Over the years, many of our fave celebrities have been spotted rocking locs, twists, cornrows, and box braids as they look for creative and beautiful ways to maintain and protect their natural hair. From Ciara’s ombré faux locs to Tiwa Savage knotless box braids with gelled down edges, we definitely love how they change up their looks from time to time. Not to forget Jordyn Wood’s snatched corn-row hairstyle.
For your inspiration, we have curated some of the best protective hairstyles we are currently crushing on. These hairstyles are rave-worthy and can be rocked year-round, and especially during the cold seasons of Harmattan, Fall / Autumn, and Winter. However, we must add that though your hair is in a protective style, you must learn to take great care of your scalp and natural hair by keeping it clean and moisturized.
Whether you are a professional woman or a casual kind of girl, there’s a look in here for every woman. And the best part is these hairstyles are not only meant for naturalistas alone.
Here are the best protective hairstyles for natural hair this season…
Finger Wave CornrowsEmbed from Getty Images
Ombré Faux LocsEmbed from Getty Images
Skinny Faux Locs
Artsy CornrowsEmbed from Getty Images
Distressed / Butterfly Faux Locs
Knotless Box Braids
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Highlighted Loose Faux Locs
Skinny Halfway Drop Cornrows
Chunky Box BraidsEmbed from Getty Images
Long CornrowsEmbed from Getty Images
Tracee Ellis Ross
Cornrow Dropped Box Braids
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