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

0F23D034-9CD8-4D76-AF14-2DFCD05EED0C

Image Source: @braidedbytee

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

Image Source: @voiceofhair

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

Image Source: this

Want to switch up your basic ponytail? Give this sleek and cute fishtail braid a try. 

4. Passion Twists

Image Source: @slimreshae

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

Image Source: @jumboboxbraids

Jumbo box braids have grown in popularity over the last few years. They are larger than traditional box braids.

6 Goddess Box Braids

Image Source: @mimiciquhair

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

Image Source: @curlybeviie

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

Image Source: this

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

Image Source: @jazziloves

The ultimate go to protective hairstyle. The halo braid is great for any occasion and can be dressed up or down.

Click here for a video tutorial.

10. Passion Twists

Image Source: @next_hairxtension

Passion twists are super cute, easy, and lightweight.

Click here for a video tutorial.

11. Flat Twists

Image Source: curliecrys

Flat twists will always be a super easy and quick go to protective hairstyle.

12. Sleek Braided Ponytail

Image Source: @sculptedbylove

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.

Click here for a video tutorial.

13. Lemonade Braids

Image Source: @deebraidslayer

Beyonce made this style super popular and it's still going strong in the protective style arena! We love to see this beautiful style!

Click here for a video tutorial.

14. Feed-In Stitch Braids

Image Source: @styledbyytyy

Want cornrows to the back and want to jazz it up a bit? Check out Feed in braids for your next protective style.

Click here for a video tutorial.

15. Braided updo

Image Source: @hairbylaquita_

Updos are great for any occasion and are always in style!

Click here for a video tutorial.

16. Chunky Havana Twists

Image Source: @styledbyshanah

The bigger the better.

Click here for a video tutorial

17. Mohawk Updo

Image Source: e._k.a.h.l.e.r_curlysue

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!

Click here for a video tutorial.

18. Crochet Spring Twists

Image Source: next_hairxtension

Crochet Spring twists are a very cute and easy style to create.

Click here for a video tutorial.

19. Top Knot Bun

Image Source and video tutorial here

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!