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.
Janelle Monae’s signature style — the expertly sculpted pompadour — has become a favorite and quick protective style among natural girls. Since the ends of her hair are neatly tucked away, there’s less risk of developing split ends. By using a satin scarf each night, pompadours can last up to a week — just tuck, tie, and go!