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Easy Protective hairstyles for natural hair to try today


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Easy Protective hairstyles for natural hair to try today

There is so much versatility when it comes to styling natural hair; however, styling natural hair every day can be nerve-racking.

Natural hair texture is often prone to breakages and damages from environmental factors.

Hence, wearing a protective hairstyle is best to protect the hair from those environmental factors, and also saves the hair from frequent touch. 

This is key because it encourages hair growth, length retention, and moisture maintenance.

It's another form of being able to grow out your hair without having any more damage to the ends of the hair.

Even if you're wearing a wig, make sure to keep the under hair clean and healthy.

Protective hair techniques

Besides selecting hairstyles that promote healthy hair growth, deploy other protective hair measures throughout your daily life.

1. The ends of your hair are the oldest, therefore, tuck your ends in for extra protection.

2. Lack of moisture can cause breaking, and dryness of the scalp. Moisturize hair with oil and water often, till it's slightly damp, to avoid becoming fragile and brittle. Add a leave-in conditioner and seal with any oil or butter of your choice.

3. To curb excessive shedding, use black tea to rinse the hair. Leave it in for about 20 minutes before proceeding to detangle. Don't start detangling your hair from the roots, it is recommended to comb on the ends of your hair. 

Spray a hair detangler or leave-in conditioner on the tangled area to soften, while you comb through the hair gently with your fingers.

4. Opt for a style that doesn't put so much pressure on your hair roots. Any hairstyles which are protective, but don’t put excessive pressure on the scalp, roots or general length of your strands are best.

5. Consider wearing a satin bonnet or sleeping on a satin bed sheet to protect your hair from unsuitable temperature and also to maintain moisture.

6. Make sure you wash and condition your hair often, once a week. Make sure you deep condition your hair once every month or two.

Listed below are some examples of protective hairstyles you can try out


Cornrow is an easy to do, and low maintenance protective style. You plait your hair going from the front to the back, lock in your moisturizing products and treatments while you plait. 


Twist out is something you can easily do yourself. Twist your hair into small sections and twist around each other. Use a styling gel to set the twists. The older it becomes, the finer it looks.

Afro ponytail

This is the most versatile protective hairstyle. You pack the puff on top of your head and accessorize with a scarf or a hair extension at the tip. Be careful not to pull your hair up too tight to prevent breakages.

The goal of wearing a protective hairstyle is to protect hair.

Cheers to healthy hair living!

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