How much time daily would you like to spend on your hair styling? I bet minimum but you definitely wouldn’t like going out with your hair sticking out in some sort of explosion on your head. Well, African-American women are blessed with thick dense hair that can be skillfully shaped into breathtaking hairstyles. However, natural dryness and brittleness of kinky hair is the other side of the medal that needs special care. Protective hairstyles aim to limit the stress of environmental factors on natural hair. Here we are going to share 45 easy yet very showy protective hairstyles and tips on how to care for your natural hair.
Benefits of Protective Hairstyles
- Protection from the elements
- Maintenance of moisture
- Length retention
- Stylish look
Protective hairstyles are priceless in themselves, since besides a flawless elegant look, they keep your hair ends tucked and protected from aggressive damaging factors. How can you boost the protective effect?
Tips for Natural Hair Care
- Nourish your hair and scalp with natural oils or apply hydrating balms before styling your hair
- Let your hair dry overnight
- Wear a hat to protect your hair from high or low temperatures
- Sleep with a satin scarf on your head
Protective Hairstyles for Natural Hair
Okay, so now let’s see how you can style your hair in a protective way.
#1: Easy Protective Hairdo
Protective ‘dos can keep your style last longer and look more beautifully. Gather your hair into two or three knots, placed over the head in various positions. Add some bold accessories and you’re good to go.