Are you looking for new protective styles to try this year? Here’s a round-up of some of the hottest protective styles you can add to your wish list for 2021.
Knotless Box Braids
An effortlessly timeless style that has become a go-to for many compared to the traditional box braids, due to the less amount of damage they cause to your natural hair. A great versatile style to show off your creativity.
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This hairstyle took the natural hair influencers by storm last year. If you haven’t had a chance to try out this style, it’s a great way to express your free spirit through your hair.
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Can’t decide between box braids or passion twists? Just combine them! This fun style is a great TWIST to traditional braids.
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Everyone is rockin’ locs nowadays and this style is not excluded from the trend. This super cute look is great if you’re going for a shorter style.
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The ’90s are back with the braided bob! Enjoy the convenience of a protective style and a shorter look with this hairstyle.
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A very simple and chic protective style that can be completed in no time. To create a bold ponytail, make sure you use more bundles of hair, like a deep wave or curly, so the hair doesn’t look thin or flat and is long enough to stand out.
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A great go-to style for the summer, these knots can be as versatile as you want them to be by playing with height and size. If you want to go for a thicker look, try adding bundles to the knots. Hair accessories like clips and jewels are also a great addition if you want to amp up the style!
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