Protective Styles from Our Instagram Hair Crushes

Protective styles are a curly girl's best friend. These 'dos not only keep strands healthy and hydrated, they also make a major style statement. Here are 36 sexy and sassy options from our Instagram hair crushes. Get ready to protect and serve!

Nicole Marie Melton Feb, 05, 2016

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!

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Braids, updos and twists offer added protection to natural hair during the cooler months. Take inspiration from our IG faves!