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.
Tracee Ellis Ross is a huge fan of pulling her natural curls back into prairie braids and frankly, we love seeing her rock this look! Do it yourself by parting your hair down the middle, adding a french braid on each side, and tucking the braids in the back with bobby pins. (P.S. There are tons of YouTube tutorials for this style!)