How to keep hair from breaking when you have to wear hair up all the time?

as an active duty Marine I have to wear my hair a specific way. My branch has the most strict hair regulation of any other branch. With wearing hair up so after is there a way to stop hair breakage? I am not a if fan of braids because of how heavy it is on my hair, and protective styles that are featured are frowned upon. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!!! 

1 Answer

What about two French or Dutch braids with your own hair?