Looking for some cute protective hairstyles to help retain length and protect your natural hair from damage? Luckily, there are many protective styles to choose from. However, you may be struggling to choose the right one for your unique hair. Below we talk about some awesome options.

5 PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLE IDEAS FOR HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR

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1. BANTU KNOTS

Bantu knots are a classic protective style with the perfect mix of chic and playful. Not only do they help protect your hair, but they also create a wavy bantu knot out once you take them down. 

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2. CORNROWS

Cornrows are another classic protective style that's versatile for all lengths of hair. Plus, you can do a lot of hip variations of cornrows. Cornrows with a faux pony, finger wave cornrows, side cornrows, and cornrows with a braided bun are just a few ways to switch up the classic style.

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3. BOX BRAIDS

Box braids are a popular protective style for a reason. You can wear them with just about any length of hair, they're easy to maintain, and they're super versatile. To reduce the tension on your scalp, consider getting knotless box braids. With knotless box braids, you won't be adding extensions at the root. Instead, you'll be starting with your natural hair. This way, you won't create as much tension at your scalp.

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4. TWISTED UPDO

Twisted updos are another protective style for a variety of hair lengths and styles. Whether you have traditional twists, flat twists, or Senegalese twists, you can throw them in an updo. You can style the updo as a textured bun or you can add a faux ponytail to spice up the look.

5. FLAT TWISTS

Flat twists are a combination of cornrows and traditional twists. This is the perfect look if you can't figure out which style to get or you want something simple. You can do sleek twists to the side or have them go straight back.

Protective styles don't have to be boring or unflattering. There are so many out there you can rock to protect your hair and look fabulous at the same time.

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