11 Protective Hairstyles for Curly Hair That Work ...

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My sisters in curly, coily, wavy, kinky hair goodness - we love our hair and can all benefit greatly from protective hairstyles for curly hair to maintain the care we express and style we desire.

Strictly speaking, a protective hairstyle is one that keeps your ends well moisturized, tucked away, and protected from damage.

While it is nearly impossible to prevent breakage, we can help minimize it with a little extra care - and look great in the process!

If you are seeking protective hairstyles for curly hair that work, we have eleven suggestions (have to end somewhere) to help you along.

While these styles are perfect for winter season protection, you can wear them any time of the year.

1. High Bun

The high bun is probably one of the easiest protective hairstyles for curly hair that works.

Almost everyone can do it.

The best way to rock this look is to ensure the sides are well moisturized and smooth.

The product you use to smooth the edges is up to you.2

No matter the tools you use, be sure to gather the hair loosely and secure with hairpins to avoid pulling edges too tightly.

Pulling the sides too tightly can result in severe breakage or worse.

2. Two-Strand Twist

The two-strand twist it one of the gentlest protective hairstyles around.

I use this method quite often, especially after sealing my hair.

Divide the sectioned hair into two and twist around, smoothing the end of the section.

Arrange and pin your twists in an up-do, ensuring that the ends are tucked away.

I like styling my hair in this manner after my moisturizing routine because it helps lock in the moisture.

It also helps to set the curl pattern if I want to wear it later as a โ€œtwist out.โ€ You can take this style a step further by dividing hair into smaller sections before you twist.

Done in this way, you have further style options for your hair while keeping your strands moisturized.2

If you choose to wear the twists down, mind those ends.

Flat Twist
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