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.
Melyssa Ford took a break from weaves and wigs to rock a gorgeous set of old-school, thick cornrows. Melyssa turned this style up a notch by having smaller cornrows braided along the hairline and adding fun diagonal parts.