Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair

Hair which has been left damaged by the elements, dye, or too many styling products often difficult to style.

Rather than walking around with a gym ponytail (you know what we’re referring to), or just a simple bun, we give you some inspiration which won’t cause any additional damage.

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Slicked back

Nothing looks more classic than a slicked back hairstyle, and this is perfect for disguising any damage to your hair. Start with clean, freshly washed hair, and apply a smoothing mousse throughout. Comb the product from root to tip, then secure in a ponytail at the nape of your neck.

Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair


Who doesn’t love a set of cute plaits? Part your hair down the middle with the help of a wide-tooth comb, and plait each hair down the side. It will help to protect your hair from the sun, rain, and wind without looking too boring.

Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair

Knotted bun

Take your bun to the ultimate twist by braiding your hair on one side, then creating a messy knot in the middle. This hairstyle won’t add any additional breakage to your hair, but rather, keeps it all together and out of your face. Don’t forget to use a bit of hairspray to keep it all in place!

Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair


  • Limit the amount of heat and styling tools you use on your hair. If you are already dealing with chemically treated hair, this won’t help to increase its overall quality. Air dry your hair whenever you can, and only use products which are natural.
  • Rinse your hair once a week with rosemary, apple cider vinegar, or even baking soda. You will immediately notice a difference in the quality of your hair, plus it’ll look and feel extra shiny!
  • You are what you eat, so remember to eat a balanced diet. Biotin is important in growing healthy hair, so add some eggs into your diet or take natural supplements.

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