The term protective styles are used to describe styles that are known to “protect” the hair from everyday manipulation. Less manipulation is equal to less shedding of the hair which means healthier hair. There is a never-ending list of the protective styles a person can try. From using hair pieces of various types like kinky to straight braid the hair, twist, cornrow, crochet hair, install sew-ins amongst so many other styles to try.
Wig caps also provide a different route to tread. Just cornrow the natural hair and throw on any wig cap of your choice and step out looking like a different person. Women with natural hair in temperate regions are advised to switch to protective hairstyles during the very cold periods as the harsh weather conditions can make hair dry and break the hair.