Protective styling – The inspiration guide you need

Protective styling is a term that is all over the place but do we know what it means and the main aim of protective styling? Well after reading this you sure will.

What is protective styling?

Protective styling entails covering your hair especially the ends. As we all know the ends of the hair are the oldest and weakest part of the hair so we need to protect them half the time so that they don’t break off.

Protective styles are great for when you don’t have time to care for your hair or want to try something new. It is also well known that leaving your hair alone helps retain length and keep your hair in a healthy state. You can learn more about caring for your hair in protective styles in this post.

Types of protective styling.


There is a wide variety of braid hairstyles from cornrows, box braids, Fulani braids, Ghana weaving, and many more intricate styles. Some beautiful braid inspiration have are below for you to peruse

Box braids
Box braids
Corn rows
Corn rows
Corn rows (Shuku)
Fulani braids
Fulani braids
Ghana weaving, feed-in braids
Ghana weaving


Twists are my favorite protective style because they are so easy to install and takedown. They are of a wide range including flat twists, two-strand twists, passion twists, Senegalese twists, three-strand twists, Havana twists, and many more.

Twist hairstyles
Two strand twists
Havana twists
Havana twists
Flat twists
Flat twists
Senegalese twists
Senegalese twists
Passion twists
Passion twists

Weaves and wigs

Twists may be easy but weaves and wigs are even easier. With wigs you can switch up your look as many times as you want in one day. There is a huge variety of human and synthetic hair wigs and weaves for you to try if you are into that.

Straight wigs
Straight wig
Braided wigs
Braided wig
Curly wigs
Curly wig
Bob wigs
Bob wig

Faux locs

Faux locs are easy and fun. If you are infatuated with locs but not willing to take the commitment like me then you should definitely rock these.

faux locs
faux locs


Your natural hair can be styled into a protective up-do. Also, braids or twists can be packed up into various styles and classified as up-dos too.

Chignon on type 4 hair
Natural hair up-do
Flat twist up do
Braid up do for black women
faux locs

You can see more protective style inspiration on my Pinterest board.

Are you ready to achieve your hair goals?

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  • A hair care consultation upon signing up. You will get a personalized hair care regimen after the consultation.
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  • A private discord group.
  • A group Pinterest board.
  • A community of naturals to go on challenges with, try out new products, and share experiences or advice.
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You can also watch any of my previous webinars on YouTube. They will give you a feel of what kind of solid information will be coming your way every week.

What is your favorite protective style?

Have fun and have healthy hair!
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