Protective Styling 101: Beautiful Yarn Twists and Locs To Inspire Your Next ‘Do

There’s plenty of reasons to stop by your local craft store this summer, especially if you’re looking for a fresh protective style. It’s where you’ll find aisles of quintessential accessories that will make you strands pop, including beads and the most coveted trimming of the season: yarn.

Aside from knitting, the wool spun material is perfect for protective styling and often used as an alternative to braiding hair when fashioning faux locs and twists because of its durability, coarse texture, and affordable price point. Not to mention, it’s humidity proof and comes in an assortment of vibrant colors to make your protective styles stand out.

Kick the summer off strong with a fly out of the box hairstyle like these beautiful yarn looks we spotted on Instagram.