10 Protective Hairstyles for Natural Hair

Autumn is officially here, so it's time to protect your strands from the change in the weather. Check out these helpful videos on how to style your hair in cooler weather conditions.


1/ Pump It Up Pin Up

Description / Make one big cornrow going up from the nape of the neck to the crown. Braid the section at the front to your hairline then gather loose hair with a rubber band and roll to create a pompadour.

Tools / Comb + clip + bobby pins + rubber band.

Hair Length / Medium/Long

Great for /  Date Night/Evening out/Partying


2/ Curly Fro Updo

Description / Roll, tuck, and pin the back of your hair while leaving the curly afro unleashed in front.

Tools / Perm rods + afro pick + bobby pins

Hair Length / Short/Medium

Great for /  Work


3/ Half Up Bun, Half Down

Description / Half up half down hair tutorial for naturally curly hair which features a top knot bun with the back hanging down.

Tools / Hair band + hair pins

Hair Length / Medium/Long

Great for /  Evening out/Partying


4/ Cornrow and Twist Updo

Description / French braid (cornrow) to create an upward braid in the back and a two strand twist at the top/front.

Hair Length / Medium/Long

Tools / Your fingers only

Great for /  Every day


5/ Easy Pinless Updo

Description / Easy updo style for locs using a hair band only. 

Hair Length / Long

Tools / Hair band

Great for /  Every day look


6/ Simple, Chic & Retro Style

Description / Using a low pony tail, create a donut bun. Then lightly twist the hair and pin up until desired shape is achieved. 

Hair Length / Medium/Long

Tools / Hair band + bobby pins

Great for /  Work/Evening out/Partying


7/ Double Sided Braid/Cornrow

Description / An easy protective style which is created with two braids/cornrows, one on either side of the head.

Hair Length / Short/Medium

Tools / Comb

Great for /  Every day 


8/ Simple Up-do

Description / A quick and easy, low manipulation hairstyle which is created with high bun and front twisted pompadour.

Hair Length / Short/Medium

Tools / Brush + bobby pins + hair bands

Great for /  Work


9 / Stylish Updo for Locs, Twists and Braids 

Description / This is a cute and simple protective hairstyle that can be done on locs, twists, and braids

Hair Length / Short/Medium

Tools / Brush + bobby pins

Great for /  Work/Evening out


10/ High Pompadour with Style

Description / A simple but stylish hairstyle with a difference.  Roll, tuck, and pin the back of your hair to the crown. Take small sections of the front of your hair and create 3 two strand twists. Then lightly twist the hair and pin up until desired shape is achieved. 

Tools / Wide tooth comb + bobby pins

Hair Length / Medium/Long

Great for /  Evening out/Partying


What have you been doing to protect your hair this autumn? Share your comments below.

Hair Talk / Kasey LeGall

Tell us your name and where you are from?

My name is Kasey LeGall, i'm 26 years old and i live in Leicester. I currently work in recruitment in the Compliance Department.

How long have you been natural?

I've been natural for 9 years and i've had various different styles and colours (so many of them).

Why did you make the decision to go natural?

I was mainly bored of my hairstyle and i found that couldn’t do much with it being relaxed. However I also wanted to move away from the chemicals, hair breakage, re-growth and scalp burn.

What is your hair type/texture?

Even though I have a white British mother, my hair is very thick, course and bushy with both curls and frizz (depends how lazy I am with it). But I’m very fortunate as my hair grows at an extreme rate.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of a week.

I use pins, grips, headbands and scarves to create different looks, but have to keep it fairly professional for work. I had a mohawk at one point but it didn’t go down very well, so i shaved it off. 

Describe a typical wash day

I wash my hair once every 1-2 weeks. I’m very active and go to the gym five times a week, as well as bike everywhere so as you can imagine my hair and scalp gets very sweaty and itchy. At my current length I try not to wash it too much, just a rinse if I start to feel my scalp getting irritable. After washing it I apply Argan oil (a fair amount) and Soft ‘n’ Free styling gel to my hair.

What is your favourite go to hairstyle? 

Pinned sides to give a Mohawk look.

List your top 5 products

  • Argan oil
  • Soft ‘n’ Free Styling gel
  • Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner
  • Curls Rock by Tigi Catwalk


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4 Great Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorials


Do you love stylish, easy and low maintenance hairstyles? Well this is just for you! 

Along with twist outs, pompadours (also known as an up-do) are one of my favourite go-to styles. When all else fails the pompadour never lets me down. All you'll need is your fingers, bobby pins, hair clips and you’re good to go.

Check out the videos below for instructions on how to create this fantastic style…


1 / Janelle Monae inspired up-do 


2 / Classic Pompadour


3 / Statement Pompadour 


4 / Roll, Tuck and Pin

TIP: Make sure your hair is moisturised prior to styling. 


What's your favourite go-to style?

4 Great Twist Out Tutorials

The twist out helps to maintain healthy hair and it's great for preventing heat damage as no heat is involved. There is no tension on the scalp, which means no damage to the hair follicles. 

I tend to do 2/3 twistouts a week as it helps to blend in my two textures and it gives my frohawk and up-do’s its great effect. This is great for those transitioning and can be used on any hair length.

Check out the videos below for tips on creating a great twist out….


Twist Out on Thin/Fine Natural Hair


Two Strand Twist Secured With a Bantu Knot


The Ultimate Transition Style | Flat Twist & Curl Tutorial


Flat Twist Out Tutorial for TWA & Tapered Cuts


What are your tips for a great curl definition?

Natural Hairstyle / Frohawk

Frohawks are one of my favourite go to styles. They're so easy make after a twist out, as all you need is some hair grips and your time (not much required). 

For those transitioning, frohawks are a great way to blend in the two hair textures. 

My Frohawk

My Frohawk

You Tube has some really good videos on how to achieve a frohawk. One of my favourite vloggers is Iknowlee and she has a great video on how you can achieve this fantastic look.

Check it out. 

What's your favourite go to style?


Natural Hairstyle Inspiration / Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles is living proof that natural hair can be versatile, stylish and edgy. And thanks to her i was encouraged to start my natural hair journey in September 2012.

When i came across her natural hair photos, i instantly fell in love. Her confidence, style and vibe drew me in and I was sold.  When she rocked her box braids i was like...this is so me. And I was convinced that i had to start my hair journey with this classic 90’s style.

Check out some of Solange's hairstyles below...

Not only is Solange my natural hair inspiration, she's also my fashion muse. Her style is fresh and she carries a confidence when rocking bold colours and old school trends. And i love the way she wears prints on prints, it's just effortless.

Who's your celebrity natural hair inspiration?

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Looking For Natural Hair Inspiration?

My hair journey from relaxed to natural hair has been a bit of a roller coaster. I'm having to deal with two textures, learning what works for my hair, fighting with dryness, coping with products addiction (my name is Monique Thomas and I'm a product junkie), de-tangling and so much more. BUT the one thing that keeps me focused, are the many women out there rocking great natural hair styles. Check it out...

Hairstyle / High Puff

Hairstyle / High Puff

Hairstyle / Twist out

Hairstyle / Twist out

Hairstyle / Pompadour  

Hairstyle / Pompadour  

Hairstyle / Frohawk

Hairstyle / Frohawk

Hairstyle /  Fro

Hairstyle /  Fro

Hairstyle /  Updo

Hairstyle /  Updo

What natural hairstyle inspires you the most?

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