Have you tried loose braids? Love your avatar!
What are some protective styles I can do to my hair?
So, I have been doing the Curly girl method for a while and my hair is pretty healthy and growing faster than it every has before, but I still don't know many protective styles besides a top knot.
You can try twists, braids, there also many types of buns you can do! just make sure you move your bun around don't wear it in the same spot all the time as it can cause breakage.
I personally do a lot of protective styles, if your preference is sew-ins then just make sure you or the stylist isn't braiding too tight, crochet braids samething