Easy Protective Styles for Natural Hair

Well hello there, my natural hair-blessed friend! Are you looking for some easy protective styles for natural hair? Well, look no further, because I’ve got you covered (literally).

Protective styles are an essential part of any natural hair routine. 

They help to minimize breakage, retain length, and promote healthy hair growth. Plus, they’re super stylish! 

But let’s face it. Sometimes, we just don’t have the time or energy to spend hours on our hair. 

So, here are some easy protective styles that will keep your hair healthy and happy, without taking up your whole day.

1. Two-Strand Twists

Two-strand twists are a classic protective style that never goes out of fashion. 

  • Simply take a small section of hair, split it into two, and twist them around each other until you reach the end
  • Secure the twist with a small elastic band or a bobby pin. 
  • Repeat all over your head

Viola! You’ve got a chic and effortless style that will protect your hair and look great for days.

2. Low Bun

The low bun is a simple yet elegant protective style that’s perfect for any occasion. 

  • Start by gathering your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck
  • Twist the ponytail around itself to create a bun
  • Secure the bun with some bobby pins
  • Also feel free to throw in a headband or some hair accessories to jazz it up

This style is easy to do and will keep your hair out of your face all day long.

3. Halo Braid

The halo braid is a gorgeous style that looks much more complicated than it actually is. 

  • Begin by parting your hair down the middle 
  • Then continue by braiding each section into a Dutch braid (inside-out braid) starting from the crown of your head
  • Once you reach the nape of your neck, braid the two sections together and pin the end of the braid to the opposite side of your head

This style is perfect for keeping your hair protected and stylishly out of the way.

4. Afro Puff

The Afro puff is a quick and easy style that will keep your hair protected and looking fabulous. 

  • Simply gather your hair into a high ponytail on the top of your head, leaving some hair out at the front
  • Use a hair tie to secure the ponytail
  • Then fluff out the hair to create a beautiful afro puff
  • You can also add some hair accessories or wrap a headscarf around the base of the puff for some extra flair

5. Twisted Updo

The twisted updo is a beautiful and versatile style that’s perfect for any occasion. 

  • Start by sectioning off the front of your hair, leaving the rest loose
  • Twist each section towards the back of your head
  • Next, pin the sections in place with bobby pins
  • Once you’ve twisted all the sections, gather the remaining hair into a low bun at the nape of your neck, and secure it with some more pins

This style is effortless, chic, and will keep your hair protected all day long.

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