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20 Top Trending Protective Hairstyles

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October 12, 2018
Home Trending Hair Gallery 20 Top Trending Protective Hairstyles

Healthy hair is in and so are the protective styles that help it to stay that way. Try one of these trending hairstyles to shield your ends from any and all negative effects and damage caused by environmental factors, such as pollution, humidity, UV Rays, wind, and also from heat styling.

Bantu Knots

After seeing these chic knots on Rihanna they have become a statement piece in both the fashion and hair industry. Be as creative as you want with these knots, while protecting your ends at the same time.

Pro tip: Add a hair mask before wrapping each section for a leave-in treatment that’s hydrating and also works to help keep any flyaways in place.

 

 

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Braided Buns

On their own, buns and braids are effortless staples when opting to rock a protective hairstyle, but combining them together ups the cute factor and makes it looks like you tried extra hard to pull it together. Not only will you be tucking your strands away, but you will be doing so in style.

 

 

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Classic Braids

Classic braids are the first style most of us think of when thinking of looks that will protect your strands from environmental damages. Classic braids offer an endless amount of hairstyles you can achieve with them.

 

 

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Crown Braid

A crown braid is a beautiful way to tuck in your ends that stands out from al topknot, low bun, or braid. You won’t be sacrificing style to protect your strands. This hairstyle allows you to do both the fashion and self care thing.

 

 

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Dutch Braids

Dutch braids that turn into buns at the ends are a perfect protective style. Applying a hair mask before creating these braids is the best way to give strands a deep treatment, and no one would be the wiser.

 

 

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Havana Twists

Havana twists, also known as chunky twists, are a gorgeous take on classic braids. This style is made up of simple twists from the top of the head all the way down to your desired length. The twists can be as chunky or thin as you’d like but in the end they serve the same purpose — protecting your strands from root to ends. Just like classic braids, these twists can be styled in various different ways.

 

 

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Hair Wrap

When it comes to protective hairstyles, the most unique, effective, and stylish style will probably always be a head wrap. With unique prints, patterns, and colors you can wrap this beautiful garment around your hair for protection while adding a pop of color to your outfit. This hairstyle is perfect for any occasion: when you’re not having the best hair day, when it’s been a couple of days since your last wash, or simply when you feel like rocking a gorgeous wrap.

 

 

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Faux Locs

Faux locs is the perfect hairstyle if you love dreadlocks but aren’t ready for the commitment. This beautiful hairstyle is achieved by wrapping yarn around your natural hair giving off the appearance of real dreadlocks.

 

 

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