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8 Fun Protective Styles for Natural Hair This Winter

Avatar • Nov 14, 2014

nyla helene

By Chinwe of Hair and Health

This winter, whether you’re twisting it up or going semi-straight, here are some fun protective styles for you:

1–3. Three Faux Classic Updos

Nyla starts from heatless stretched hair, which you can achieve by watching her other tutorial here.  Other options are to start from hair that has been blow dried or roller set. All the styles in this tutorial are effortless.

Description: Three classic updos (two of which are braided) with Marley Hair.
Products used: Water
Tools: Marley Braid Hair, comb, bobby pins, hair tie

4. Twist Updo with Side Swoop

Even if you are not the best at flat twisting (Naturally Michy admits to not being), you can still create this look. Only one side is flat twisted while the rest is twisted.

Description: Twists are rolled and pinned into an updo with a side swoop.
Products used: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
Tools: Clips, rattail comb (for parting), bobby pins

5. Mini Braids/Twists Into Bun

This protective style is great for those with thin (or scalpy) braids/twists. The entire video is really informative, but if you want to head straight to the tutorial, fast forward to 7:09.

Description: Mini twists with faux bun using Marley Hair
Products used: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
Tools: Marley Hair, hair tie

6. Twisted Halo Crown Updo

If you are not sick of halo braids yet, check out this cute twisted crown on Melodie. The great thing about this style is that it is super easy and chic.

Description: Twisted halo crown updo with side part.
Products used: Water, moisturizer

7. Easy Flat Twist Updo

Here is another twist updo by Naturally Michy. She creates flat twists on both sides with regular twists going down the middle and back.

Description: Twists with side flat twists are pinned into a mohawk-type updo.
Products used: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
Tools: Clips, rattail comb (for parting), bobby pins

8. Jumbo Flat Twist Updo

For this look on WestNDNbeauty, start on previously blow-dried or stretched hair.  If you are not a fan of small flat twists, these big ones are a great alternative.

Description: Three classic updos with Marley Hair.
Products used: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration
Tools: Comb, bobby pins

What protective style(s) are you wearing this winter?

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Healthy hair care tips and more! http://www.healthyhairbody.com

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