The most common protective styles used today include coifs, crown braids and strand twists. These effectively maintain the curls of afro textured hair. Head wraps and hats can also be used, especially to protect your mane against the intense heat and UV rays of the sun. These styles were previously only worn with street style outfits, but at present, they can be part of more elegant attires.
Another common protective style used is the weave. By having your natural hair plaited and tucked under gorgeous hair extensions, you are able to protect it while enjoying various chic hairstyles. Aside from the usual sew-in weaves, you can purchase a lace closure.