Protective Styling

Trending: 9 Kinky-Straight Textured Wigs Naturals are Loving Right Now

Yes, we love our natural hair but sometimes you want to switch it up! Many naturals like the look of straightened tresses but hate the lack of body and loss of texture. Enter the trend of kinky-straight textured wigs. These... Continue Reading

30 Photos That Prove Bantu Knots are a Wearable Style

Though bantu knots have been around for a LONG time, more and more naturals are demonstrating that we inherently emanate regality in the style.  Bantu knots are more than just a means to an end; they are are more than just... Continue Reading

Braid Appreciation: 20 of the Most Intricate Braid Designs on Instagram

Braids have a long tradition within the African diaspora, serving as both creative expression and protection for textured strands. Today the style is replicated on celebrities and the runways of fashion week while giving little or no credit to its... Continue Reading

18 Pics of Twisted Lobs (Long Bobs), the Protective Style Taking Over Instagram

We all know what braided bobs look like as a protective style, twisted lobs (long bobs) just took the bobbed protective style to the next level. Thanks to these women, I think I know what my next protective style will... Continue Reading

How To Make a Killer Tapered Crotchet Wig

Crotchet extensions continue to be one of the most sought after protective styles of the season, and with good reason. They are relatively easy to install, last several weeks, and the hair is fairly affordable. Although we’ve covered many crotchet-style variation,... Continue Reading

Ombre Crochet Braids are Now a Thing!

Crochet braids have been the hottest protective style amongst the natural hair community for a good minute now. However for the most part, you have to manipulate the hair by curling and dipping in hot water to get the desired... Continue Reading

25 Ways To Style Jumbo Marley/Havana Twists

We are deep into the winter season and many of you are still protective styling your precious manes. Lately, I’ve noticed more naturals opting to protective style with jumbo Marley, Havana, Senegalese and Mambo twists instead of small twists. I... Continue Reading

5 of the Best Crochet Braid Patterns

Yay for you, you’ve decided to get put your hair away for a bit and install crochet braids! Crochet braids have quickly swept the natural hair community by storm due to their ease of installation, versatility, and convenience – beating... Continue Reading

Venus Williams Has Worn Natural Hair to All 18 of Her Tournaments This Year

If you are seeking some inspiration for natural hairstyles that would work with your exercise routine, then look no further than one of the hardest working women in tennis, Venus Williams. She has rocked her natural hair in ALL  18... Continue Reading

3 Tricks That Will Keep Your Box Braids Looking Flawless for Months

I’ve been rocking box braids for almost 7 weeks now and they still look fabulous! The thing with braids is that their age begins to show when the roots grow out and our natural hair begins to peek through. The... Continue Reading

5 of the Best Wearable Bantu Knot Tutorials

Bantu Knot-outs have always been a go-to for many naturals to achieve super cute wavy curls. However, bantu knots are an equally wearable style. The style can be somewhat of challenge to get down right. We’ve rounded up 5 bantu... Continue Reading

4 Faux Low Buns That Will Protect Your Hair This Fall

Faux buns are an effortless way to look chic without too much fuss. Not only are they a get up and go hair style, they also keep the ends of your hair protected while saving you some time getting ready... Continue Reading

3 Ways To Treat An Itchy Scalp Under Box Braids

I decided to get box braids installed about 3 weeks ago and let me just say, I fell in love! Box braids have are probably one of the absolute best protective styles I have ever tried. I’ve done nothing more than... Continue Reading

4 Gorgeous Protective Styles for Natural Hair this Fall

Fall is officially here and, for many naturals, it is time to return to protective styling.  Today we are giving four beautiful looks to inspire you this season.  Who says protective styling has to be boring? 1. Simple Back Tuck... Continue Reading

10 Gorgeous Ways to Style Box Braids

Box braids are one of the best long term, protective styles out. It combines low manipulation with a very classic look that can easily be worn every day and on special occasions. Whether you’re getting ready for work, hitting up a... Continue Reading