25 Awesome Protective Hairstyles For Natural Hair

Do you have thin hair that breaks easily, or have put your hair through harsh chemical treatments recently, and want to give it a break? You can do it the natural way and give your hair the protection it deserves by styling it in creative ways. Protective Hairstyles For Natural Hair are meant to give your hair long-lasting protection so that it remains shiny and healthy. If you are out on the roads for hours at a time you can have protective hairstyles to keep your hair in great shape despite the smoke, strong sun, and other factors that can damage your hair.

It is no secret that grandma era hairstyles work very well to protect natural hair, and the older generation women knew how to style their hair in gorgeous ways and keep it healthy for years. Some of the most usual styles to protect your hair involve using braids. If you have hair that reaches the shoulder or falls below to the waist braiding it can keep your hair strong and long. The braided hairstyles range from side braids that trail over one shoulder,to braids for both sides of the head, to very thick braids that start at the back of the head and fall down your back. Braided hairstyles make you look pretty as a picture, and you get to show off your shiny strong natural hair too. For a formal and elegant look you can style your hair in a braid and make it into a bun. High buns give a few inches to your regular height, and turn heads wherever you go. You can also go for a twisted braid French updo hairstyle that makes a gorgeous view from the back. Check out some great protective ways to style your naturally beautiful hair.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Cute Girl Hairstyles, Hairstyles For Long Straight Hair, Long Hair Updos and 1920s Hairstyles.

High Bun Natural Hairstyle

The dark masses of hair have been swept high up into a bun that adds inches to this pretty woman’s height.

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High Bun Natural Hairstyle

Naturally Black Updo Hairstyle

This beautiful high bun updo hairstyle has a purely Afro feel and makes naturally black hair look gorgeous.

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Naturally Black Updo Hairstyle

Braid Magic Protection

Shiny brown braids weave round and round in tight and elegant loops in this magical hairstyle.

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Braid Magic Protection

Caramel Pigtail

Check out the cute combination of short front layers and a side braid in this carrot colored naturally protective hairstyle.

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Caramel Pigtail

French Braided Updo

The smooth strands of hair have been brushed back and braided with a series of smaller braids resting at the back of neck in this amazing protective hairstyle.s

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French Braided Updo

Braids Protective Hair

This hairstyle with a cute front fringe and a side braid looks great and blends traditional and modern styles.

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Braids Protective Hair

Dandelion Look Hairstyle

The naturally blonde hair has been rolled up into a big flower style bun that sits a little way up the back of the head.

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Dandelion Look Hairstyle

Naturally Gorgeous Blonde Hairstyle

Smooth, elegant, and naturally blonde this hairstyle with a top bun is full of soft beauty and is easy to style too.

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Naturally Gorgeous Blonde Hairstyle

Spring Fresh Natural Bun Updo

Three elegant side twists rest a little below the ear with a bun at the center in this pretty protective dark brown hairstyle.

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Spring Fresh Natural Bun Updo

Protective Cane Weave Look Natural Hair

Take a look at the way the honey brown hair has been styled to look like a tilted basket with protective braids completing the style.

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Protective Cane Weave Look Natural Hair

Casually Natural Updo Hairstyle

Super easy and quick to style all you need in this hairstyle is to make a casual low back bun to keep your hair looking neat.

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Casually Natural Updo Hairstyle

Flower Natural Hairstyle

This dark brown twisted bun makes an elegant back view and the flower in the bun is pretty as a picture.

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Flower Natural Hairstyle

Fullmoon Bun For Naturally Blonde Hair

This naturally protective hairstyle for blonde hair consists of a big full high bun with the last bit of the free hair strands wound around for a gorgeous finished look.

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Fullmoon Bun For Naturally Blonde Hair

Pretty Bun For Naturally Dark Hair

Buns work great to protect hair plus they can be decorated in pretty ways like you see in this decorated dark bun hairstyle picture.

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Pretty Bun For Naturally Dark Hair

Strong Protective Braided Bun

In this fresh French hairstyle the hair has been styled into an elaborate side bun consisting of braids for a feminine look.

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Strong Protective Braided Bun

Formal Bun Updo

Viewed from the back this rich auburn protective updo has a pointy look on top with the hair tucked in to make a pretty pattern for the low bun.

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Formal Bun Updo

Elegant Dark Bun Hairstyle

Take a look at the smooth way the dark hair strands have been put up into an elegant twisted updo in this hairstyle.

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Elegant Dark Bun Hairstyle

Natural Caramel Hairstyle

A mix of dreadlocks and a stylish front fringe completes this unusual hairstyle for caramel colored hair.

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Natural Caramel Hairstyle

Cane Weave Side Pony Hairstyle

This side parted side pony hairstyle uses a woven cane basket effect for the bottom strands of the hair.

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Cane Weave Side Pony Hairstyle

Braid Fully Protective Hairstyle

This traditional hairstyle with a long braid starting at the top of the head works great to protect natural hair.

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Braid Fully Protective Hairstyle

Side Braid Protective Hairstyle

The dark hair in front has been pinned back while a thick braid comes down gently to the shoulder in this hairstyle.

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Side Braid Protective Hairstyle

Two Braids Protective Hairstyle

This center parted rich brown hairstyle with braids dangling down both sides of the head has a country girl look.

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Two Braids Protective Hairstyle

Rich Brown Protective Hairstyle

This rich brown hairstyle frames the forehead in a slant with narrow braids twisting back and forth to make a great style statement.

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Rich Brown Protective Hairstyle

Princess Braid Tree Style

In this gorgeous princess braid hairstyle narrow braids weave around the back of the head and then meet in a strong thick central braid.

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Princess Braid Tree Style

Braid View

Braids interlock to make a great view from the back in this interlocking French style full braid hairstyle.

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Braid View

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