Protective Styles For Transitioning Hair -Top Picks

I love doing protective styles for transitioning hair! They are fun and some are easy to do! I’ve picked 5 hairstyles that you are sure to love for your transitioning hair. I’ve done quite a few styles on myself, but am always open to new things. I love to learn by researching, watching videos, and finding general information on protective styles to do on myself. I do all the hard work for you so you can relax and not have to research so much like I have! If you don’t have time in your schedule to do them on yourself, try calling a friend who can do these protective styles on you quickly or negotiate a price with your beautician if you have one.

 

1. Senegalese Twists

Senegalese Twists

Senegalese Twists

This protective style is beautiful and perfect to use during your transitioning process!  If you are just looking for some length to add to to your hair mid back length or any length, you’ll love Senegalese twists.  It gives your hair a break and minimizes breakage to a huge extent. You have the option to do them either thin (smaller) or thick (fatter). Either way it will definitely give you a 2 to 3 months break from having to mess around with other transitioning hairstyles, sounds good to me!

2. Box Braids

Is Brandy Going Back to Braids?

Is Brandy Going Back to Braids?

Although they share a similar in appearance to Senegalese  twists, this protective hairstyle is different. Brandy Norwood, the artist in the picture, rocked this transitioning hairstyle for a while. This picture is what  inspired me to do this on myself last year around Christmas, but due to them not being tight enough they only lasted about a week  -_-. I’m definitely going to give them another try sometime soon, i’ll update and let you know how it goes! They are durable and like the Senegalese twists, and can last about 2 to 3 months as well. I used to get them done back in high school by a good friend.

3. Mini Twists With Ends Tucked In

Mini twists with tucked in ends

Mini twists with tucked in ends

Mini twists with tucked in ends

Mini twists with tucked in ends

This is the first time I’ve ever done this protective style so I didn’t know what to expect but the results were AMAZING! I love the way my hair looked when I finished and I’ve googled this hairstyle but couldn’t find it with tucked in ends. While twisting I let my hair loop back up then wrapped around the roots and these were the results I achieved! I did them Wednesday and they are still looking amazing! It gives me a mini preview of how I would look with short hair, not bad right? I’m still going to continue my smooth transition by sticking with protective styles for transitioning hair so no big chop for me :). My hair is a bit shorter now (a bit above my shoulders) due to my recent mini chop which I will be writing about!

4. Flexi Rods

Flexi rods are pretty popular with endless tutorials on them!  Whitney, otherwise known as Naptural85 has one of the best YouTube channels to learn these type of styles. They are easy to use and give your hair those perfect curls look and bounce! You can sleep with them overnight or wear them in your hair all day and take them down for a night out! No heat is required and you’re in for a look that will really turn heads! You can pickup some Flexi Rods by clicking the picture below :)

Flexi rods

 

5. Cornrows

Alicia Keys cornrows

Alicia Keys Cornrows

Cornrows have been used by endless celebrities with or without extensions. However, the one who I have seen rock them the best, is Alicia Keys. I used them a lot in high school and they really helped get me through a week or two. Alicia keys began trending this hairstyle when she first came out with her hit record “falling“. I love cornrows and plan to try them out again when my hair goes some more, they certainly gave me the Alicia Keys looks, especially when I play and sing on my keyboard!

 

To wrap it up…

As long as the protective styles you choose are not too tight to avoid balding, it’s a great break from everyday hair hassles. These are Linda’s top protective styles for transitioning hair picks. They are definitely worth the effort if you want to let your hair have a break. Tutorials will be coming soon for the protective styles listed above! Any questions or comments, ask Linda below!

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