Protective Hairstyles: 12 Fly Looks

December 2, 2013 ‐ By Najwa Moses

Protective hairstyles have become the secret to tress success for many naturalistas. What are protective styles, you ask? These are braided, twisted, or pulled-back styles that shield the ends of your hair from elements that cause breakage. Take a gander at these elegant and often simple styles. All images courtesy of Pinterest

Protective Hairstyles: 12 Fly Looks

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  • PolkaDots

    Then none of these AFRO CENTRIC styles would work either and that was just an EXAMPLE of one side…I’m just tired of the overly AFRO-CENTRIC styles….

    Why not just a nice simple style with a little jazz? It’s just ghetto.

  • Justme

    loosely braided side pony tails… just not a style that works on most of us with thick kinky hair… that would be a disaster…

  • PolkaDots

    Nope but I wanna some NORMAL “protective”- (your people’s language) styles. Like a nice loosely braided long side pony tail but noooope we gotta get the ETHNIC stank put on everything.

  • PolkaDots

    Nawh, their too ETHNIC! Jesus, no one wants to go to work looking like they just came from AFRICA.

  • Guest

    Oh, you mean EURO-CENTRIC styles? SMH!

  • cindy_dy0121

    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this. I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

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  • Mimi

    @disqus_gN8Qlqva8I:disqus do u mean, why do all of these ladies have natural hair? They have twists, braids, buns and updos, all of these are considered “Protective styling”. What other styles do u want to see? A full sew in weave?

  • PolkaDots

    Why are all these styles so AFRO-CENTRIC. There are other styles that can be worn that protect your hair.

  • facenthecrowd

    I love #1. Wish there was a how to video.

  • rag215

    #10 yes!