The 15 Best Protective Styles for Fall 2017
For me, Fall is all about protective styles. Keeping your tresses moisturized and lessening manipulation is essential to avoiding breakage during colder months. Protective styles can often be maintained for two weeks to three months with proper care. Here are some of the best protective styles to rock this fall:
Faux locs have been trending year round. This protective style is perfect for those who
want the look of locs without the commitment. Although installing faux locs can be time
consuming, they can last up to 3 months with proper care.
Goddess locs are similar to faux locs. They are finished with wavy or curly hair at the
ends for a natural look.
Box Braids became increasingly popular in the 90s after Janet Jackson donned large
waist length box braids in the film “Poetic Justice.” This style can easily be
manipulated into a bun or ponytail and is great for fall and winter months.
These chunky two strand twists are beginner friendly and great for the fall. These are
also a go to if you are looking for a natural look. However, havana twists sometimes
loosen and can be tedious to maintain.
These two strand twists give a neater look. Like box braids, senegalese twists are
installed with kankelon hair and can be sealed with hot water. This makes them easier
to maintain and a great style for winter and fall months.
Crochet braids come in various styles. They are quick to install and perfect for ladies looking for versatility and a low maintenance style.
Cornrows are a classic. They can be done with or without added hair and can be kept for two to three weeks with proper maintenance.
Feed-in braids have been trending lately. These can be installed in a number of
different styles with designs.
Who doesn’t love a bomb wig. Custom wigs allow you to rock a different style each
day. Wigs can be sewn down or removable. This makes them great for long term wear.
Natural Hair Bundles & Clip-ins
Natural hair extensions allow you to add length and volume to your natural tresses.They can be styled just like your natural hair and are a great way to rock your curls all
Unlike traditional two strand twists, rope twists give you a sleek and defined twist out.
This style is easy to achieve and looks better each day it is worn.
Like twist outs, a braid out is a style that looks better the longer you wear it.Putting hair
up in a pineapple to sleep is a great way to maintain your braid out or twist out.
Braid into a bun
Add some flare to a classic bun. This style can be worn for weeks with proper
Halo braids are gorgeous yet simple. This braided crown-like style can be achieved with or without adding hair.
A gravity defying pompadour is one of my favorite protective styles. A braided
pompadour can be maintained for up to four weeks with proper care.
Braids, weaves, wigs and other protective styles are great ways to keep your hair healthy during colder months. But only if you take proper care of your tresses while wearing these styles. When left untreated, dandruff and dirt lying just beneath braid sets, are capable of causing dry scalp and damage to hair strands.
Light weight oils and sheens like Cantu’s Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair and Scalp Oil alleviate dryness and itchiness while nourishing and conditioning the scalp. Design Essentials Peppermint & Aloe Soothing Scalp Tonic is great for removing dirt and oil build up. Under Hair Care is the first hair product line formulated for nourishing natural hair or relaxed hair while wearing protective styles. Its three part system ensures scalp nourishment and hair health.
What’s your go to fall protective style? Let me know in the comments below.