8 of the Most Beautiful Protective Styles to Try Year Round

Box Braids:

Box braids are a timeless classic. They offer versatility and protection, making them perfect for any season.

Faux Locs:

Faux locs give you the appearance of traditional locs without the long-term commitment.

Senegalese Twists:

Senegalese twists are elegant and low-maintenance. They can be worn long or short, and their lightweight nature makes them comfortable year-round.

Bantu Knots:

Bantu knots are a fun and unique protective style that can be rocked in any season. 


Cornrows are a classic protective style that never goes out of fashion. Whether you opt for straight-back rows or intricate designs, they provide excellent protection for your natural hair.

Goddess Braids:

Goddess braids are larger, more dramatic braids that make a bold statement. They're perfect for those seeking a protective style with a touch of glamour.

Havana Twists:

Havana twists are thicker and chunkier than traditional Senegalese twists.

Crochet Braids:

Crochet braids offer endless possibilities for protective styling. You can achieve a wide range of looks, from curly to straight, and switch them up as the seasons change.