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50 Protective Hairstyles to Try Immediately

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Protective hairstyles

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Protective hairstyles

Protective styles are best defined as anything the keeps your ends tucked away and shielded from the environmental stressors that cause damage, breakage and more. Although most like to categorize braids as the primary type of protective look, the truth is there is so much more; just take a quick scroll down your Instagram feed and the inspiration is there.

Popular accounts like @protectivestyles and @afropunk are constantly showing us the versatility of black hair with styles that look good and keep ends from splitting and breaking. And with another dry winter season looming near, now is the perfect time to try out any of these looks and ensure your strands can flourish until the sun comes out again. Ahead, we’ve gathered 50 double tapworthy styles worth copying. From braids to locs and even the classic topknot, inspo is hardly in short supply.

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster

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Braided halo

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Braided halo

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Golden updo

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Golden updo

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Feed-in braids

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Feed-in braids

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Jumbo faux locs

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Jumbo faux locs

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Half-up, half-down mini-braids

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Half-up, half-down mini-braids

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Twisted updo

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Twisted updo

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Topknot with cornrows

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Topknot with cornrows

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Flat twists into high bun

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Flat twists into high bun

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Chic & simple bun

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Chic & simple bun

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Crochet braids

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Crochet braids

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Versatile braids

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Versatile braids

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Sade braid

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Sade braid

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Bun mohawk

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Bun mohawk

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Matching twists

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Matching twists

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Sideswept cornrows

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Sideswept cornrows

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Space buns

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Space buns

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Crochet goddess locs

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Crochet goddess locs

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Waist-length goddess locs

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Waist-length goddess locs

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Low bun & bangs

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Low bun & bangs

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Honey braids

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Honey braids

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Dragon braid

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Dragon braid

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Braids into a low bun

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Braids into a low bun

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Senegalese twists

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Senegalese twists

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Pink praids

hairstylistof_la/Instagram
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Pink praids

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Fluffy topknot

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Fluffy topknot

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Bobby-pinned bun

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Bobby-pinned bun

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Poofy ponytail

sunny_josephine/Instagram
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Poofy ponytail

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Faux loc mohawk

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Faux loc mohawk

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Braid 'n' go

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Braid 'n' go

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Bantu knots

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Bantu knots

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Toppling topknot

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Toppling topknot

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Honey-blond bantu knots

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Honey-blond bantu knots

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Wedding updo

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Wedding updo

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4C bang

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4C bang

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Braided bob

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Braided bob

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Simple bun

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Simple bun

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Bun-hawk

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Bun-hawk

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Twisted updo

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Twisted updo

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Baby hairs & bantu knots

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Baby hairs & bantu knots

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Curly twists

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Curly twists

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X-ray braids

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X-ray braids

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Mini mouse buns

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Mini mouse buns

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Unicorn braids

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Unicorn braids

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High fishtail braid

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High fishtail braid

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Crochet hair

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Crochet hair

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Braid bun

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Braid bun

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Asymmetrical locs

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Asymmetrical locs

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Goddess loc bob

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Goddess loc bob

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Holiday hair

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Holiday hair

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