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Protective Hairstyles for the Winter

Protective Hairstyles for the Winter

The extreme cold weather can be very harsh to our skin and hair. When the temperature drops, it’s time to start looking for winter hairstyles that’ll keep your locks protected from the cold. 

Instead of compromising on a style and hiding your natural hair away, why not find a protective hairstyle to help protect your hair this winter season?

One of the best options when it comes to hair protection and maintenance during the winter season is to wear braids.


Why Use Protective Hairstyles This Winter?

Low Maintenance

Typically, braids can last between 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how well you care for them. For starters, you don’t have to shampoo your braids every single day. All you need to do to ensure your healthy hair throughout is to have a good conditioning moisturizer that you can apply to keep your hair healthy and soft. 

Besides having less to worry about your hair’s maintenance, you also don’t have to stress about what to do with your hair every day. 

Protect Hair from Harsh Elements

Braids are recommended for protecting hair during the winter season, especially for women with textured hair. Cold temperatures can badly affect our hair’s delicate strands, and wearing braids is one of the best protective measures. 

Putting your hair in a braid creates a barrier through which you can safely lock your hair during the winter season. If you have naturally sensitive and delicate hair, you should try wearing braids for a chance, especially in winter. 

Less Breakage

The cold weather can easily dry out your hair, resulting in more breakage and having dry and split ends. The key protective and preventive effect of wearing braids is that it makes hair less prone to breakage and split ends. 

Crochet braids can help lock in moisture because the hair is properly tucked in and less exposed. You can make sure your hair is fully intact, and you don’t have to do that much to take care of it.

Healthy Hair Growth

Wearing your hair in braids does not result in faster hair growth, but it does promote having healthier regrow than hair. Since braids serve the purpose of protecting your hair, you can expect to have healthier hair as it grows out while you have your braids in. 

Winter Hairstyles to Protect Your Curls in the Cold

1. Box Braids

Long box braids are a popular winter hairstyle when you want to grow your hair and have the freedom to style it. This classic style of braids can be worn for up to six weeks of protection. 

Be sure to provide your scalp with the oil it needs and also give your braids an occasional shampoo. 

2. Halo Twists

Halo braids are probably one of the simplest styles. It’s a type of plaited hairstyle created when you weave two long Dutch braids around your head and then pin them in place to create a pretty halo effect. 

The popular winter hairstyle keeps the hair safe and tucked away from the wind and cold. They usually last up to six weeks and require low maintenance. 

3. Crochet Braids

Crochet braids are a gorgeous, natural-looking protective hairstyle in the winter season. The process involves braiding, weaving, or crocheting synthetic extensions into your natural hair with a crochet or latch hook. 

When properly maintained, they can be a protective style that offers many benefits, including easy styling and a great way to preserve and grow out healthy and beautiful natural hair. Crochet braids can last from several weeks with a proper hair care routine; however, we don’t recommend wearing the style beyond four weeks. 

4. Cornrows

Cornrows are one of the most protective and low-maintenance styles you can try for natural or relaxed hair. It’s a traditional style of braids in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp. 

Bringing your cornrows up into a high or low ponytail is practical for winter and makes for an easy hairstyle. They usually can stay between six to eight weeks. 

Klassi-La’Chiq Beauty Supply in Fletcher, NC

Take your winter hair protection to the next level with these protective hairstyles. Klassi-La’Chiq is one of North Carolina’s premier beauty supply stores and fashion boutiques in the Asheville area. Offering a wide range of all-natural beauty products, hair supplies, wigs, and head-turning outfits, there's something for everyone in our Arden, NC location! 

If you have any questions, you can give us a call at 828-676-2422