For Natural Hair Here Are Stylish Protective Hairstyles We Love – Part 2
With protective hairstyles, you can take care of your hair. This article focuses on more styles. Check out the best for you.
Bantu Knot Beauty
Two styles in one are Bantu knots. Which will give you defined, bouncy curls, wear this protective style and then unravel them for a Bantu knot out. Where the Bantu knots are created out of braids, we love this creative style of actress Kiki Layne.
For more volume and to facilitate styling options like actress and comedian Yvonne Orji, add some extensions to your updo. For curly or relaxed natural hair, an updo is a great hair option.
High Top Knot
With a top knot, you can’t go wrong! By adding volume by braiding hair, actress Lupita Nyong’o shows us to take it up a notch.
Bringing you back to your schoolgirl days is actress Yara Shahidi showing us that simple sleek style with a braid woven beneath each ear. That keeps your hair protected, this is a quick no heat style.
They cover and protect your natural hair and look better as they age, which is the great thing about faux locs. By pulling some of the locks off her face Zendaya styles her elegantly for the Oscars.
In this braided style with the free ends curled, actress Gabrielle Union looks so romantic.
That doesn’t require weave, an afro is a perfect protective hairstyle for natural hair. If you desire added fullness you can add pieces to your natural hair or you can wear a wig. On actress Kerry Washington, we love the voluminous curls.
Just like actress Danai Gurira, show off your facial features with a braided mohawk style. As your hair is pulled up and braided this is a great protective style for transitioning hair.
A Natural Hairstyle With a Textured Twist
Issa Rae rocks a braided updo with a textured bang as an unexpected twist on the fringe. When you sleep, this protective style is easy to maintain. Tie your hair down to keep the sides sleek retwisting the front of the bangs to maintain definition.
Spectacular Space Buns
Singer Janelle Monae takes it to the next level thereby adding pretty decorative peals as space buns are fun.
With the length, you can never go wrong. Thanks to added inches, Tracee Ellis Ross’s straight-back style is showstopping. For relaxed hair and transitioning hair, cornrows are versatile and a great protective style.
By weaving them into one big braid like actress Storm Reid, give your box braids new life.
Lovely Lace Front
Known for consistently switching up her hairstyles using wigs is singer Cardi B. To play with different textures, colours, and silhouettes, wigs give an opportunity. If you aren’t taking care of your hair underneath lace front is not a protective style. As glue to lay down your wig can be detrimental to the fine hairs, make sure you pay attention to your edges.
Afro Updo for 4C Hair
Constructing this gorgeous sculptural afro updo on actress Lupita Nyong’o is celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francoise. For 4c hair, this is a beautiful protective style. Loosely tie a scarf and place a bonnet over your head to maintain this protective style when you sleep. You don’t have to worry about losing definition since it's already in an afro.
Feed-in Braids for Fine Natural Hair
With purposely frayed ends, Danai Gurira’s feed-in braided style gets an edgy look. As you are leaving your hair alone and not promoting breakage in case you have fine hair, adding extensions to your braids can not only add fullness but also prevent breakage.
To wear your cornrows, there are multiple ways. With a braided design like Yara Shahid, add a little structure.
That a blunt textured bob is a great way to switch up your curly style, Gabrielle Union shows us. If you want natural look wigs are a great protective hairstyle for relaxed hair.
On actress Tessa Thompson, we are feeling half-up, half-down style. Via clip-ins you can add extra length and volume to the hair in the back.
That gives you the opportunity to play with the length and silhouette of your hair, pick extensions that match your natural hair, and create a sew-in style. On singer Kelly Rowland these loose curls look so romantic.
Faux Locks With Dipped Tips
With these long faux locks, singer Ciara is serving us boho chic. For those who love locks but don’t want the permanent commitment, this is a great protective style.
Always a good idea is a ponytail. Like actress Keke Palmer switch it up by adding texture and volume.
All one shade, braids don’t have to be. On actress Eva Marcille we love this long, multi-coloured style. A great protective hairstyle for long hair is long braids.
It’s a thing once Rihanna does it. For those who want box braids but might have a sensitive scalp knotless braids are a great option. They are snatched without breakage as these braids put less tension on your scalp and edges.