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The Best Protective Hairstyles For Curly Hair

Hey, curly hair girls, look no further. 

Maintaining a curly mane ain’t no joke; a lot goes in for the upkeep of lustrous, voluminous curls—beginning with procuring the right products in your haircare arsenal to styling your mane as per your hair type and texture. That said, while taming your tresses may be a cause of concern for you, we’re here to let you know that your curly hair gives room for a lot of experimentation. 

Worried about resulting frizziness and breakage? Well, it comes with the curly hair territory, albeit, it can be avoided if you play with the correct hairdos. Anshita Mehrotra, Founder of Fix My Curls, tells you how to drive your hair woes away with protective hairstyles that’ll help keep your mane tangle-free, frizz-free, and less prone to breakage. 


Pineapple Updo


A game-changer for all the girls with curls, this versatile hairstyle keeps frizz and damage at bay while taking your style quotient up a notch. It’ll keep your curls intact and well-defined and takes minutes to make—take your curly strands and tie them atop your head to resemble the shape of a pineapple. Feel free to style the updo with a headscarf for that extra oomph. Plus, make sure you use a leave-in cream for a long-lasting shape. 




Long Cornrows


Cornrows go back decades and are a proven hairstyle for protecting the health of your curls and preventing breakage. They can be further styled in unique ways and particularly shield your mane from the damage caused by harsh weather conditions. Before proceeding with cornrows, apply a leave-in cream or use a deep conditioning, moisturising mask that will provide your locks with the necessary oils for optimum hair health.




Braided Hair 


Remember the time when your mother would beg you to braid your hair and you’d turn your nose up and straighten it instead? Turns out, all our moms had it right all along. Braiding your hair will make detangling the curls much easier. Before doing up a basic braid, use a detangler brush to relieve the knots and avoid breakage. It’s also advisable to opt for a satin pillowcase as braids tend to get tangled against cotton pillows.