Natural Hair

Natural Hair Extensions for Protective Styling

It’s officially Winter and that means more Naturals are beginning to braid, twist and cover their strands in a protective style. Protective styling is the process of keeping your ends tucked away to prevent damage from everyday elements such as wind, cold or the types of clothing worn during the cooler months. Protective styling isn’t mandatory, but it does help prevent breakage and promotes length retention if healthy hair is your goal. If you want to use natural hair extensions for protective styling, here’s five companies you can support.

Heat Free Hair

Founded in 2012, Heat Free Hair uses 100% virgin hair to match curly & blown-out natural hair styles. They currently have wefted hair, closures, wigs and clip-in extensions  and curl patterns range from 3B-4C.

Kinky Curly Yaki

Created in efforts to eliminate poorly blended hair, Kinky Curly Yaki offers light, course and kinky straight as well as kinky curly and afro curly options to choose from.


Big Chop Hair

Popularized by Youtubers Lisa a la Mode and Maria Antionette, Big Chop Hair offers bundles, clip ins, closures and wigs in straight, kinky and curly options. The hair is 100% virgin and can be bleached or dyed any color.

Haute Kinky Hair

Haute Kinky hair uses 100% Virgin hair for hair types ranging from 3B to 4C. You can also dye or bleach to match your current hair color.

Have you tried any of these natural hair extensions brands for protective styling?

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