When you have natural hair, protective styling becomes your BFF. Not only is it a way to quell the sometimes monotonous feeling of doing your hair and allows you to switch it up, but protective styles are hairstyles that are essential to your hair's growth and ability to retain length. So, win win.
And for those of us who weren't aware already, the perfect time for protective styles is during the colder months when hair can become susceptible to breakage due to the harshness of the weather. Plus, since your hair is tucked away, it reduces the amount of heat and manipulation that could occur with daily maintenance. Looking for some inspo to help you spice it up? We got y'all!
Below are 10 protective styles that we've loved this year, aimed to protect your natural hair all season.
There are several ways to add your own personal flair to box braids. You can install them using ombré braiding hair, adding hair jewels, or opting for triangle-shaped parts.
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