7 Go-To Protective Styles for 2023
No Better way to protect your curly coils than with a good protective style. A Protective Hairstyle keeps the hair tucked away limiting manipulation during bad weather months when the temperature drops. Cornrows are a popular and versatile protective hairstyle that can be worn on all hair types and lengths….
It doesn’t typically require restyling and can last from days to even months.
Are you looking for your next protective style to rock this year? Well we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 of our favorite go-to protective styles for 2023 at Beautyluxers.
1. Fulani Braids w/beads
They're called tribal braids because they originate from a tribe called Fulani who are now dispersed across the Western, Northern and Central parts of Africa. With three intricate layers of braids and a very unique pattern its easy to spot Tribal Braids.
2. Natural Locs Retwist & Style
A typical retwist can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks depending on how you take care of your roots. If you're starting locs begin with coils or double strand twist and leave them in past alloted 3-5 weeks and they will begin to lock overtime.
3. Jumbo Knotless Hearts
15 Jumbo Hearts on her crown and each heart consists of two braids combined into one. After you combine the two cornrows you feed in more hair until your desired thickness. The ends were curled with white rods then dipped into a hot kettle before being blotted and finished. 2022 and 2023 ate this entire look up especially around Valentine’s Day 2023!
4. Snake Braids w/barrels
Stitch braids are very popular in 2023. These Eight Zigzag Stitch Braids with a fun touch of pink and purple set the tone on its own. Super Trendy looks are easy to create. We offer online classes to show you how!
5. Box Braids
There’s a reason box braids are one of the most popular protective styles—they’re easy to maintain, yes, and also super versatile plus fun to style. Do you Love the look but don’t have time to sit? Increase the drama by parting bigger sections which will save braiding time and keep your maintenance to a minimum.
6. Knotless Box Braids
One look at these knotless box braids and you understand why these beauties have had the girls in a choke hold for all of 2023. They're sleek since the beginning of this braid begins with your natural hair instead of braiding hair. They can easily be styled into updos, and even braided together. They can be as light weight or as full as you desire.
7. Stitch Braids + Traditional Sew In
Four Jumbo Stitch Braids and a Sew In were the girls favorite. This style has been a go-to for vacations, birthdays, babe trips, girls trips and holiday treats. The Human hair in the back adds a beautiful realistic touch and it appears that this is all of her hair. Ah the illusion on Art is so magnificent!
What are Protective Styles ?
Some common protective styles are flat twists, crochet, box braids, cornrows, weaves and twists. These are hairstyles that are used to protect the hair and encourages healthy growth. This is why some women who are natural opt in to install protective styles because the benefits are to save time and limit damage.
How Do Protective Styles Protect Natural Hair ?
By going low maintenance and keeping it simple you are protecting your hair from physical, chemical or environmental damage.
Protective Styles Can...
- encourage your hair to grow
- DNA determines the rate at which hair grows
- maintaining healthy hair habits compliments this
- limit manipulation from combing, brushing, detangling and daily styling
- protect your hair from color treatment, high heat and chemicals
- keep your hair safely tucked away during bad weather months when the temperature drops
All of these factors put stress on your hair which can cause noticeable damage overtime.
That’s why I like to give my hair and myself a break with protective styles. They are meant to encourage hair growth and can save so much time since the idea is to touch the hair as little as possible.
My favorite protective style I do on myself is goddess box braids. It’s quick (only takes 3-4 hours) versatile and it can be worn in any setting.
Which style is your Favorite and are Likely to Wear? Comment below, Upload a pic and show us if you’ve ever had any of these styles before.
MORE HAIR CARE FAVORITES
- How Often to use Hair Mousse (a fun and manageable way to care for your hair)
- Preparing For a Touch Up Appointment (the most efficient way to arrive for appointments)
- Protect your Braids at Night (major seal of approval here *mwah mwah*)
- How to Maintain your Braids (a use-whatever-you-have type of maintenance)
Ladies and gentleman, where do you get your ideas when it's time to switch up your protective style?
When choosing your protective style what factors do you consider? Pinterest? Google? Do you only rock braids in the winter and spring or are you a year round wearer? Do you go to a near by salon or Do it Yourself (DIY) at home. Share your tips/ideas and suggestions in the comments below.
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