Are you looking for your next protective style to rock this year? Well, we’ve got you covered, we searched social media and the internet to find the 20 hottest protective styles for 2020.
1. Knotless box braids
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Knotless box braids have been very popular lately and we can see why. Knotless braids are more comfortable on your scalp and also the style makes it look like the extensions are actually your hair.
2. Fulani Braids
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Solange made this protective hairstyle super popular and we can see why. Fulani braids can be worn and styled many ways with beads, hair jewelry and so much more!
3. Fishtail Braid
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Want to switch up your basic ponytail? Give this sleek and cute fishtail braid a try.
4. Passion Twists
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Passion twists are a trendy protective style that are unique because of their texture. They are fun, natural, and relatively low maintenance.
5. Jumbo Box Braids
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Jumbo box braids have grown in popularity over the last few years. They are larger than traditional box braids.
6 Goddess Box Braids
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Goddess Box Braids are new to the scene. This style has a spin on box braids with curly pieces all throughout the style. We love it!
7. Goddess Faux Locs
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Goddess faux locs are a great protective style. Especially if you are looking to loc your hair but you don’t want to commit right away. Try out this style and see how you like it! Click here for a video tutorial.
8. Faux Locs
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Faux locs are different from goddess faux locs as they do not curl at the ends. This is also a great style if you are thinking of locing your hair in the future.
9. Halo Braid
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The ultimate go to protective hairstyle. The halo braid is great for any occasion and can be dressed up or down.
10. Passion Twists
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Passion twists are super cute, easy, and lightweight.
11. Flat Twists
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Flat twists will always be a super easy and quick go to protective hairstyle.
12. Sleek Braided Ponytail
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Ponytails are not just for little girls. Ponytails have gained more popularity over the last few years. It’s a great protective style to wear.
13. Lemonade Braids
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Beyonce made this style super popular and it's still going strong in the protective style arena! We love to see this beautiful style!
14. Feed-In Stitch Braids
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Want cornrows to the back and want to jazz it up a bit? Check out Feed in braids for your next protective style.
15. Braided updo
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Updos are great for any occasion and are always in style!
16. Chunky Havana Twists
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The bigger the better.
17. Mohawk Updo
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Mohawks are still in style! If you are looking for a super cute easy style that won't require much maintenance this style is for you!
18. Crochet Spring Twists
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Crochet Spring twists are a very cute and easy style to create.
19. Top Knot Bun
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You can never go wrong with a top-knot bun. This style is easy to do yourself.
What protective style will you try out next? Let us know in the comments!