Tired of regular braids and in need of an upgrade? Try these protective styles!


Don’t be tensioned into buying bone straight in this Accra. Especially if your money is not enough to buy a bundle of hair.

Protective hairstyles to can aid you to make a difference in the general health of your hair. If you are trying to grow your hair out, grow your hair back, or avoid hair damage, protective hairstyles should be your go-to.

What is a protective hairstyle?

Afrocenchix says “a protective style is any style that keeps the ends of the hair tucked away and minimises manipulation. Protective styling gives the ends of our hair a break from nasty weather conditions. These styles tuck away our delicate ends and usually group the strands together

Your hair must be tired of the cornrows and wigs. Let’s switch this up!

Try out these 5 in vogue protective hair styles for women.  And they’re are well in your pocket range too!   

Passion braids. 

A very bougie hairstyle for anyone with a low budget. It’s just knotless box braids but it’s done using water wave hair and pre stretched braiding hair.  Passion braids require Freetress Water Wave braiding hair, a silkier and curlier texture typically only used for crochet styles.

As the creator of Passion Twists, Rogers says the style can last up to two months. Though, a touchup can help extend wear for a few weeks. Like other twisted styles, smaller twists last longer and provide both volume and fullness.

Soft locs 

Soft Locs are locs that are, you know soft. Natural crochet locs is used with wrapping hair to achieve the style. The crochet locs are installed as individuals to create faux locs. Soft locs are normally very long at 30″ to 36″. They are normally longer than hip length.

Soft locs are classy and last very long.  Very flexible as well. It doesn’t cost a lot either.

Typically synthetic crochet locs can last anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. 

Fairy locs. 

Fairy locs are a variant of faux locs achieved using the crotchet method where wavy hair is looped into a braid using a crotchet needle and then loosely wrapped to give it a distressed/unraveled look

Passion twists 

Passion twists are what happens when Senegalese twists and goddess locs get together. They’re a new form of two-strand twists that are done using wavy hair extensions, creating a boho look with more texture.

Can last for 6 weeks or more

Don’t let anyone tension you into buying bone straight. Stay strong. 



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