The winter is officially here, which means your hair requires additional attention and care to survive the dryness and roughness prompted by the season. The cold, dry air that comes with this hard weather can leave your hair dehydrated, brittle, and more likely to break than in the warmer months.
Protecting your hair from winter does not mean you cannot show off the beauty of your natural curls because there are hundreds of ways to do that while securing them.
As the name suggests, protective styles are the styles with protection from hair damages while making you look gorgeous. So continue reading because we are about to share the protective styles for your natural hair, keeping them moist, hydrated, and beautiful looking all the time.
1. Box Braids
A simple and easy to maintain hairstyle, Box Braids will give your hair a much-needed rest and a trendy look. Also, box braids can lead you to several other different hairstyles for this winter season, such as updos, color pops, and relaxed ponytails. Depending on your hair's length, you can experiment with long braids or short braids.
2. Double Halo Braid
The double halo braid is a hairstyle that will make you look like a princess and protect your hair from getting exposed to the dry and harsh cold air. To rock this style, you will need to make big chunky braids on most of your hair and some little ones at the top of your forehead. In the end, wrap them around your head, creating the halo effect. Even if you aren't a fan of updos, it will take your winter look to the next level.3. Cornrow Ponytail
Cornrows are one of the best hairstyles to protect your natural hair, and combining it with a high or low ponytail will give a simple but elegant style to carry in winters. The best part about cornrows is they go with thick and thin braids; you can also mix it up with hair beads to give it a funky look.
4. Flat Twists
This hairstyle looks pretty similar to cornrows but much more comfortable to style without any help from others. It suits both natural and transitioning hair, and if you have long hair, you can experiment with tons of styling options, such as twist it into a low bun, ponytails, or pigtails. In case you have shorter hair, twist it from the neck nape's and leave some curls free that will make it look like a high updo.
5. Box Braid Bun
As we already discussed above, how box braids can be a beneficial hairstyle for your natural hair, making a bun with it can up your protective hairstyle game. Buns have always been a popular style choice for women of all hair types, especially in winters. It gives your hair a nice rest and protects it from breakages. Plus, it perfectly suits women of all ages, so don't be alarmed if you see some other women carrying the same style as you.
How To Take Care Of A Protective Hairstyle
Creating a protective hairstyle demands a lot of care and time; the same amount of care is needed when you undo them. That’s why there are certain things you should consider while taking it off, such as using a rattail comb to unravel the braids and twists.
Always add moisture while removing the braids; you can apply conditioners and waters to unravel each braid. Use your fingers to detangle the hair, and do not rush. It has often been seen that women get impatient while separating strands and start pulling, which leads to frizziness and breakages.
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