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15 Super Easy Protective Styles That Anyone Can Do

Because the struggle is too real.

If hours of watching YouTube tutorials on protective styling leave you feeling something like this...

...you are not alone.

Cornrows and flat twists are common protective style options, but they require a lot of patience and even more practice.

If you find yourself challenged in this area, try these amazing protective styles that won't require your poor fingers get all cramped and achy.

1. Go classic with a bun. If your hair is fine, you can always stuff your bun with braiding hair for more fullness.

2. Try a roll and tuck. Deep-part your favorite side, and roll your curls upward all the way around. Loosely secure with bobby pins for a romantic touch.

3. A colorful turban is a trendy statement and the answer to giving your hair a break.

4. Wrapping Marley hair around your bun will add fun texture.

5. Can you believe these are clip-ins? If you want freely swinging curls, natural-looking clip extensions are the way to go.

6. Give this cute pompadour a go. Roll and tuck the back, and finish off with a pompadour.

7. Bantu knots adorned with a gold headpiece really add a regal flair.

8. How about some two-strand twists? While your hair is wet, do individual twists with your favorite moisturizing product.

9. Create a loose bun with a few curls left out for an effortless look. Lay those baby hairs for extra fleekage.

10. You can always go with a wig, too, if you really want to rest your curls.

11. Try a chunky bun. Re-create this look by pulling the hair back into a ponytail. Two-strand twist individual sections and then tuck them under the ponytail holder or secure them with pins.

12. Twists with extensions will give you several months of freedom from styling your hair.

13. Single twists can be worn in a bun to switch up your style.

14. Remix the childhood signature Afro puffs and turn them into Afro balls by tucking the ends.

15. And finally, give your hair a rest with a back tuck. Part your hair in the middle and pin a roll in the back.

Your options are endless!