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Give your natural hair a break with a protective style

August 23, 2021
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The harsh effects of the winter elements on natural hair can result in dry, damaged and broken hair. Protective winter styles are a great and stylish way to prevent this. They help to keep your hair shielded from the damaging effects of the winter elements – while still looking good.

Revlon Realistic Special Feeling brand manager explains that protective styles help to: 

  • Stimulate healthy hair growth 
  • Repair any breakage that has happened over time

These styles provide the benefits of: 

  • Length retention
  • Stress-free maintenance 
  • Keeps the hair safe from daily over-manipulation during winter

Protective styles can solely utilise natural hair or include extensions for extra volume.

During winter, over-fussing with your hair can lead to extreme damage due to the use of:

  • Excessive heat
  • The harsh elements of the cold weather
  • The continuous tugging of your hair during styling
  • General everyday faffing 

Protective winter styles not only keep the hair safe but allow it to grow and repair during this time. 

When deciding on a style, it is important to prepare your hair before styling. You need to detangle, wash and trim your hair first. Revlon Realistic Special Feeling Super Soft Activator can be used as a detangler. Follow this with the Special Feeling Oil-free Moisturising spray. It will assist in obtaining soft and healthy conditioned hair. Feel free to leave this on while styling.

Protective winter hairstyles are always on-trend. You will always look good while giving your hair a much-needed break. Revlon Realistic Special Feeling suggests the following five protective winter styles to try out this winter.

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Protect and nourish your roots.

Five protective winter styles to try out

Senegalese twist

This hairstyle is considered a classic for a reason. It is versatile and comes in all forms of shapes and sizes. 

Knotless braids

These are easy to maintain and are very versatile when styling. Add a twist to the forever elegant style by curling the ends up.

Chunky braids 

You need thick, long hair to accomplish this style. It is possible to stretch out your hair by blow-drying it beforehand. Be sure to heat protect your hair before.

Halo twists 

This is perfect for medium to long hair. If you can, create two haloes for a dramatic effect.


The trusted simple, yet beautiful style that defies all ages. Do it any way you like to showcase your individuality.

Once you have styled your hair, you will need to keep it moisturised. Be sure to also take care of your scalp and roots every day. When sleeping at night, use either a satin pillowcase or bonnet to help preserve your hairstyle while sleeping.

During winter, extra self-care is needed to stop the effects of the colder elements on our skin, hair and even our moods. Having good looking hair on a cold day is a good start and gives you the opportunity to concentrate on something else without worrying about your hair.  

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