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Beginner Friendly Protective Styles

Natural queens, you know how important it is to keep a protective style in. Majority of you know what a protective style is, but if you don’t, a protective style helps keep your hair healthy and allows for noticeable growth.  A protective style is a hairstyle that tucks the ends of your hair away from being exposed to damaging agents and protects the hair from external factors that result in damage or breakage. Remember when your mama made you wear those big plaits to school with the big colorful hairbows? Well, THAT was a protective style. 

Protective styles are an essential part of having healthy, beautiful hair. There are many of protective styles out there to choose from. 

Types of Protective Styles

Braids- Braids are everyone’s go to protective style because they are so CUTE and can do so much with them. There are so many different styles of braids to choose from. Braids also require low-Maintenace. Here is a list of different braids you can get to protect your hair. 

  • Knotless Braids 

  • Box Braids 

  • Jumbo Braids 

  • Cornrows 

  • Goddess Braids 

  • Lemonade Braids 

  • Fulani Braids

Twist Out/Braid Out- 

This is such an easy and fun style to do. This is another low-maintenance hairdo. This style gives you glorious spiral curls once you unravel the twists or the braids. Talk about curls POPPIN. 

Bantu Knots

This look is everything. Bantu Knots shine as an African hairstyle treasured to this day. You can do your own creative style with this look and of course they do a fantastic job with protecting your hair. 


Whether you grow them naturally or having them installed, locs are such a beautiful protective style. Locs are very common right now and in style. There are several of different locs you can get for a protective style if you do not choose to grow them naturally. 

  • Faux Locs

  • Butterfly Locs 

  • Goddess Locs 

  • Distressed Locs 

  • Soft Locs 


Wigs are a great protective style that lets you change up your look as often as you want. There are many different styles you can choose from when it comes to wearing a wig. Wigs are great for hair growth because the new growth is hidden underneath. 

There are several more different protective styles out there. Youtube and Google are your best friends when it comes to finding different protective styles. Choose a style and rock it! 


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