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Four Protective Styles For Natural Hair

When looking at the best protective hairstyles for black women, you want something that’ll actually do the trick and give you a way to wear your hair how you want to while causing damage and moisturizing or re hydrating the hair at the same time. We have put together four styles that you should try out.

1. Havana Twists

Using Havana hair extensions, these twists are created with two strands (rather than three with cornrows and braids). If you want bigger and fuller twists, you apply minimal tension. If you want thinner twists, you pull them tighter.

Photo: Amber Nash

2. Faux Locs

These ones have become increasingly popular over the years and it’s not hard to see why. Faux locs can be both temporary and permanent, giving you a beautiful way to protect your hair, the yarn or synthetic material woven around it.

Photo: Respect My Hair

You can have human hair as well as synthetic hair and yarn, and you can pick from a wide range of colors giving you a million ways to wear them.

3. Crochet Braids

When crochet braids unravel, they look beautifully curly and as long as you keep them well hydrated and maintained, frizziness will be at a low, ensuring you can wear your look for longer.

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4. Ghana Braids

Ghana braids are long-lasting braids, offering a way for you to have fabulous hair when time just isn’t on your side.

Photo: BWNHS

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