These Were the Most Popular Protective Hairstyles of 2017


Whether it was the brisk in-between weather or  heart of the summer, sometimes natural girls need a healthy and trendy style that works for them.

Protective styles are proven to increase the growth process of your hair and restores natural oils while giving you a break from the wash-and-go or heat routine. These styles  suit a variety of women with different hair textures and colors, and it makes the getting ready process sooo much easier!

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 28: Singer Janelle Monae rocking a braided mohawk with jumbo fishtail (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)

Thanks to trendsetters like Solange, Beyonce, Issa Rae and more, there’s been an increase of women of color embracing their roots. This  is a positive trend we can get behind, and the creativity of protective styles continue to grow. Check out some of the most requested styles below!

Feed-In Braids


Box Braids


Faux Locks

Side Swept