Hot Hair: Celebs Rocking Protective Styles

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Protective hairstyles have become the secret to tress success for many naturalistas.

What are protective styles, you ask? These are braided, twisted, or pulled-back styles that shield the ends of your hair from elements that cause breakage. These low-maintenance 'dos help your hair hold on to moisture and retain length.

Lately, our favorite celebs have been hitting red carpets in the fiercest protective styles. From Tracee Ellis Ross to Jada, these red-carpet-ready looks have us super-inspired!