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15 Super Easy Protective Styles That Anyone Can Do

Because the struggle is too real.

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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.

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This tutorial only takes four minutes.

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.

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Try it using these simple steps.

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

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Check out this easy turban-tying tutorial.

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

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See how she got the look here.

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

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Try CurlSistas hair, and use the clip-ins install video as a guide.

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

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See her step-by-step demo here.

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

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This tutorial makes bantu knots look easy.

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

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See how you can make it two styles in one here.

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

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See here for a guide to mastering your edges.

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

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Heat Free Hair has quality wigs and wefts. Watch as they install the "For Kurls" unit.

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.

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Check out the "chunky bun" tutorial for all the details.

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

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Still cleanse your scalp and condition the hair as you would your own.

This step-by-step video really breaks it down.

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

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The bun is also an option when your twists are starting to puff at the roots but you want to keep them in a little while longer.

Give it a try after watching this quick demonstration.

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

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These simple steps make it fail-proof.

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.

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This time-saver only takes two minutes. Try it here.