10 Winter Protective Styles For 4c Natural Hair

(Last Updated On: February 8, 2019)

Winter is here, which means that many naturalistas will be looking for winter protective styles for their natural hair.

In this post, I will be recommending top 10 winter protective hairstyles that you can wear this winter season so that your hair stays moisturized and continues to grow.

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Ten Recommended Winter Protective Styles for Your Natural Hair

  1. Crotchet Braids

When it comes to crotchet braids, the hairstyle is limitless. I love crotchet braids because it’s quick and easy to install and take down. It’s also a beginner friendly hairstyle because you don’t have to know how to braid hair perfectly.

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2. Vixen Crotchet

If you like to wear your hair in multiple hairstyles, while also keeping the natural look, vixen crotchet is the way to go. For this hairstyle, you might need to go to a salon to get it done because it can be complicated.

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3. Crotchet with straight hair

Sometimes you want to switch up your look without altering your hair. This is where crotchet with straight hair is great because you can still maintain the natural look of your hair while you have straight hair for a few weeks.

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4. Braidless Crotchet Braids

This is another quick and easy hairstyle that you can do on loose hair, if you absolutely cannot braid. It’s a temporary winter protective style for your natural hair.

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5. Curly Faux Locs

Rather than seating hours through loc extensions, a much faster hair styling option is to get crotchet locs. I like how soft and light curly faux locs are. Also, depending on the stylist you go with, they can create unique hairstyles for you. You can also accessorize your locs with hair jewelries.

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6. Box Braids

This is a very popular winter hairstyle. But instead of just having regular box braids, you can spice things up by adding some cornrows in between. You can also do them chunky so that they’re faster to take down and they won’t break your hair during take down.

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7. Senegalese Twists

These are my favorite winter natural hairstyle to do because they’re just so elegant and beautiful. they are also much faster to take down than regular braids.

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8. Marley Twists

If you like twists, but don’t like the extra weight of kanekalon hair, you can choose lighter weight hair such as Marley braids. You can also style your hair however short, long, chunky or small, and you don’t have to worry about extra weight or breakage that regular kanekalon hair often causes with long, smaller sized braids.

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9. Natural Hair Wig

If you prefer to wash and deep condition your hair every week, or you can’t sit through a hair styling session, then you will do better with a wig.

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10. Afro Hair Clip In extensions

Aside from wigs, another temporary styling option that I love are clip-ins. I simply keep my hair in twists and clip some hair pieces in my hair. Sometimes I will take down the hair piece at night and put them back on in the morning, or I might go to bed with it. It only takes a few minutes to put on.

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There you have it, ten beautiful protective style ideas to keep your hair moisturized and growing this winter.

What are your favourite natural hair winter protective styles?

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Adeola is a Serial Blogger and the Chief Editor of this website. She is also the creative director behind the Coils and Glory product line. She specializes in helping natural hair beginners with kinky coily afro-textured hair to achieve their hair goals. **Download your free e-book "Natural Hair Simplified in 5 steps"**