Protective Styling Natural Hair and Making It Fun

Protective styling natural hair doesn’t have to be boring. There’s so much hair candy out there, no longer do you have to suffer through elementary looking hairstyles.

protective styles for natural hair

Check out some of the hair candy I shared in previous posts:

Twist ‘N Clip
Hawaiian Hair Stick

There’s so much you can do and I think ladies everywhere are catching the wave – relaxed and natural alike.

Having natural hair is a gift from God. I can recall my relaxed days and while that season of my life was a time when I had very manageable hair, I wouldn’t relax my hair ever again.

In order to maintain healthy black hair (and by that I mean natural hair possessed by black women), it’s recommended that you engage in some form of protective styling at least 90% of the time.

Buns, corn rows, and flat twists are the common go to styles for protective styling natural hair. The problem with protective styling is it can get kind of boring. And boring hairstyling = more manipulation trying to find a style that is more “fun.”

I saw this video by one of my favorite YouTubers LetsMakeitUp1. In this video she recreates an updo from The LA premier of the movie, The Hunger Games. You’ll notice she uses a necklace to adorn the style:


OK I wouldn’t braid that necklace through my hair but I would pin it carefully. In the lead in photo on this post, I actually used a bracelet to decorate the back of my pin curled bun.

natural protective hairstyles

Then I read a post over at The Beauty Department where there’s a DIY tutorial on making your own hair necklace. It’s really cute and a great option for if you don’t want to spend too much on your hair candy.

The point I’m trying to make is that you can wear your buns. You can wear your up-dos. You can wear any type of protective style for your natural hair and it can be fun.

How do you make protective styling your hair more fun?

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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