Protective Styling Fine Natural Hair and Making It Fun

Last updated on June 20th, 2020 at 09:27 am

Protective styling fine 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. Well, they may actually be elementary with regard to the amount of work you need to create them but they don’t certainly have to look that way!

protective style for fine natural hair

Use hair candy to dress up protective styles for fine natural hair:

Hawaiian Hair Stick

There’s so much you can do when it comes to protective styling your fine tresses. Actually, you don’t even need to have fine hair to take this styling advice. I think ladies everywhere are catching the wave – relaxed and natural alike.

Having natural hair is a gift from God (yes, even the fine kind. Be thankful for what you’ve got). I can recall my relaxed days and while that season of my life was a time when I had very manageable hair, it is O-V-E-R. I will never relax my hair with chemicals ever again.

In order to maintain healthy fine natural hair (and by that I mean natural hair possessed by black women that’s thin looking when examined individually), 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 protective styles for fine natural hair. The problem with protective styling is it can get kind of boring if you don’t think outside of the box (and buy cute hair accessories!)

Boring hairstyling = more manipulation trying to find a style that is more “fun.”

Well, you don’t want to over manipulate your hair either. Your hair is a delicate fiber and one way to to preserve it, is to handle it less. This is especially important if you have fine hair.

I saw this video by one of my favorite YouTubers Kayley Melissa. She created the cutest protective style In this video where she used a necklace to adorn the hairstyle she rocked to attend the LA premier of the movie, The Hunger Games.

Now, a word of caution (especially for those of us with fine natural hair (aka easily broken hair). Do not braid that necklace through your hair! That’s a recipe for breakage.

You can however, pin it carefully. The style is cute so you don’t have to throw the baby out with the bath water. Just exercise a little caution.

In the lead in photo on this post, I actually used a bracelet to decorate the back of my pin curled bun. Here’s a view from another angle:

protective styling fine hair

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 money 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 fine natural hair and it can be fun!

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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