The extreme cold and dry air of winter robs our curls of much-needed moisture our natural hair needs to look and feel its best. That is why it's so important to protect our curls from damage at this time of the year - and one way to do that is with the right hairstyle. Whether you are looking for a few protective styles to try out, or quick and easy hairstyle that requires low maintenance, we got you. Here are 5 natural winter hairstyles to help you stay on track and stay in style this season.

1. Halo Protective Style

A lot of winter hairstyles are meant to be protective to keep your strands from the dry air. With this look, you get a style that is protective and pretty for a win-win combination. Perfect for the office or a special event, this style is a must try. Check out this quick tutorial below on how to complete this look step by step.

2. Beanie Styles

Sometimes, the best natural winter hairstyles are about more than just the style of the curls. There is no denying the need for beanies to stay warm in freezing temperatures on snowy days, but many naturals worry about how to make it work with their curls. Here are a few ways to stay warm and stylish without damaging your curls.

3. Side Braid

For a look that is perfect for work or play, this side braid style is a winner. Best of all, it's easy to do and lets you protect your strands from the winter weather. Check it out below.

4. Flat Twist Ponytail

When looking for a style you can easily wear with your favorite beanie or hat, this flat twist ponytail is a great go-to. This style is easy, pretty, and gives your curls a break from constant manipulation. Find out how to pull it off for yourself here.

5. Braided Bun

When you want a look that is easy to do in a matter of minutes, this five-minute style is the one to try out today. Perfect for winter weather by protecting your curls, it gives a sleek look that makes it well worth the short amount of time it takes to create. See more below.



Which hairstyle is your favorite? Let us know what protective styles you'll be trying in the comments below.