Our hair requires much care and protection to grow and retain length. The most tried and tested way to retain hair length is by choosing hairstyles that keep your hair tucked in and protected from the elements, and styles that requires less manipulation and heat. Here’s a list of our 10 best protective hairstyles for relaxed hair
1. Box Braids:
Box braids are a great and fun way to take a break from heated styling and change up your look. They allow you to get creative with colours and styles.
2. Bantu knots:
The Zulu people of southern Africa originated Bantu knots, a hairstyle where the hair is sectioned off, twisted, and wrapped in a such a way that the hair stacks upon itself to form a spiraled knot.
Braids but make it twists. These are one of the quickest protective hairstyles that can be made.
4. Faux Locs:
Locs but without the long term commitment. Think of any hairstyle that looks better as it ages- faux locs. It can be fixed by cornrowing your hair first and crocheting the locs onto the cornrows, tucking your hair into the locs using individual crochet method or wrapping your hair with faux loc extensions.
5. Crochet braids:
Pre-braided or twisted crochet are really great protective styles. They save you a lot of time when installing.
Cornrows are one of the most protective and low-maintenance hairstyles you can try for relaxed hair. Cornrow style ideas are limitless and deserve an entire blog post.
You can have your hairstyle switched up in several ways, thanks to wigs. Wigs give you the opportunity to play with different textures, colours and silhouettes.
8. Knotless braids:
For sensitive scalps, knotless braids are great options. The braids put less tension on your scalp and edges while made into box braids.
9. Half Cornrow, Half Crochet:
This hairstyle is as simple as its name. Cute, sassy and creative.
10. Curly Crochet Braids:
Crochet braids are perfect protective hairstyles that are low cost, low maintenance and super easy to install and take down.