Protective styling is, hands down, one of the most effective ways to grow tightly coiled hair. This hair type tends to be very fragile due to the nature of how the strands are constructed. Every bend of each coil presents a point of weakness along the hair shaft that may lead to breakage if not treated with care. Protective styles are great for mitigating mechanical damage caused by frequent styling. Plus, they are a huge time saver for us busy naturals.
One of the best protective styles out there would have to be feed-in Dutch braids (or twists)! It is versatile, practical, and it adds length to hair in a way that looks natural. Moreover, it doesn’t take hours to complete. If you are one of the many naturals that prefer to wash their hair once a week, this is right up your alley. Since this style is so simple, the take-down process is a breeze. This means that you no longer have to spend any more than a few hours untangling and washing your hair.