What Are Protective Styles?

Breanna Rutter


Varonica asked this question because the styles she thought were protective, according to other naturals, aren't really protective so she is quite confused about it and wants to know what I think.


Protective Hairstyles are usually heat-free hairstyles concealed at the ends. There has been much confusion about what truly constitutes a protective style and by default, a protective style will encourage hair growth and length retention whether your ends are exposed or tucked within your hairstyle.

 Do you think for example, a style like a twist out is less protective than two strand twists even though both of these hairstyles do not have tucked ends, why?


My Protective Hairstyling DVDS

Patra Braids (Jumbo Box Braids)

Box Braids

Senegalese Twists

Micro Zillion Braids

Net Weave Full Sewin

Invisible Part Sewin

Cornrow Braids

Crochet Hairstyle

Yarn Braids

Kinky Twist

U Part Wig

L Part Wig

Full Wig

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