15 Easy Protective Styles You Can Actually Do on Your Own

15 Easy Protective Styles You Can Actually Do on Your Own

Protective hairstyles are the quick ticket to vibrant hair. It’s the hassle-free, mess-free way for regaining length and boosting development with no effort, allowing you to avoid leave-in conditioners and chemical treatments. Not to mention, there’s a style for every mood, occasion, and season, making it simple to alter your look.

Flat Twists in Fashion

Flat twists are a flexible and simple hairstyle to produce at home, and CurlyCandi uses a single product (gel) to create not one, not two, but three twisted looks, including a halo crown embellished with gold clasps.

A 10-Minute Makeover

Have 10 minutes? In that time, create this simple natural updo. To get this hairstyle that only appears complicated, all you need is a little bit of hydration, a comb, and some pins.

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A long ponytail with flat twists

If you don’t already have one, the drawstring ponytail is a must-have in your beauty arsenal. It’s employed here to enhance a genuinely wonderful twisted effect. First, the hair is flat and twisted all around the head. The hair was gathered in the back before being put in a drawstring ponytail. It’s simple to accomplish, and most importantly, it’s a fantastic occasion to get out the pony.

Banged, Bunned, and Lovely

If you’re at home and debating whether or not to get bangs, this high, slicked-down bun with a false fringe is a wonderful way to test the waters. Put those scissors aside because you won’t need them until you’re ready to commit.

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Buns in twos

We adore the look of a double bun, especially when it’s just a little bit more. The intricate pattern of this style is accomplished by twisting the hair in parts, then crisscrossing the twists over each other and gathering them in two ponytails. You’re done when you loop them into buns.

Jumbo Twists

Sitting in a chair for hours on end to get long twists or box braids done can be excruciating. Not here – with this straightforward guide, you can have your hair in beautiful, waist-length twists in just two hours. Simply have some braiding hair on hand.

Rainbow Johnson’s Sincerity

This outfit is dubbed “Simply Rainbow” by FusionofCultures’ Leila, after Tracee Ellis Ross’s character Rainbow Johnson from Black-ish She’s not far off with that classification. With this stylish braided bun that looks similar to a style Bow would wear, you, too, can be a supermom (or at least pretend to be).

Princess Crown 

With this stunning updo, you may channel your inner princess or queen. The hairstyle is simple: create two braided pigtails on either side of your head, then pin them up to look like a crown. With each step, people will be bowing to you.

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Mini Twists 

Listen up, naturalists with short hair who don’t want to bother with extensions: This flat-twist/mini-twist hybrid will transform your T.W.A. (teeny-weeny Afro).

Crochet Braids Without Cornrows

Do you like the aesthetic of crochet braids but don’t know how to cornrow or flat-twist them? You might practice with your old doll collection, or you could utilize Msnaturally Mary’s beginner-friendly crochet braid lesson to achieve your desired crocheted look.

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Curly Puffs and Cornrows

This look by OnlyCash incorporates classic straight-back cornrows while still enabling you to show off your natural curl pattern. It’s easy: Make a few cornrows in your hair, leaving the ends loose. Pull the ends into a puff and define your pattern with a spray bottle of water and curl cream.

Every Single Bun

The simple bun is a classic whether you’re headed to work, school, or the grocery. High buns, low buns, and two buns are all protective styles that are good for natural hair. All you need to do is make sure the bun isn’t too tight and that you’re using a hair band that won’t snag.

Bantu Knots 

Bantu knots are an adorable and simple protective style for natural hair. It’s created on all lengths of hair, from short to long, by sectioning, twisting, and wrapping strands until your hair is stacked in a spiral knot. But be careful not to twist too firmly, as this might lead to stress and breaking. Expect rejuvenated and revived when you’re ready to remove your knots.

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Twists on two strands

This look is incredibly charming, simple, and suitable for anyone. Simply take two sections of hair and twist them together, making sure to use equal amounts each time for a tidy look. This style can easily last up to two weeks and provides a breather from over-manipulation of your locks. Bri Hall, a YouTuber, recently posted a tutorial for her micro twists, and watch how effortlessly she pulls off this gorgeous look!

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Flat Twists

If your cornrow abilities aren’t quite up to par, flat twists could quickly become your go-to style. Flat twisting your hair allows you to generate a wide variety of designs; all you have to do is keep close to your scalp and twist it – it’s that simple. Whether it’s a refined and detailed low bun or a beautiful halo.