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

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

Goddess locs are similar to faux locs. They are finished with wavy or curly hair at the

ends for a natural look.


Box Braids    

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.


Havana Twists

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.


Senegalese Twists

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    

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

Feed-in braids have been trending lately. These can be installed in a number of

different styles with designs.


Custom Wig

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

year round.


Rope Twists

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.


Braid Out

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 Braid


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.