Winter conditions can be harsh on many things, especially our skin and hair, demand extra care during the colder months. Due to the harsh conditions which include dryness, hair experts advise black women to turn to protective hairstyles as a way to shield against breakage and to maintain healthy hair growth.

READ MORE: Protective hairstyles to add to your hair inspo moodboard for winter 

So without further ado, get all your inspo here:

Benny and Betty

This iconic square-block and woolen twist hairstyle is no longer just a school girl’s essential, it has fast become a hair trend among more mature women too. The simple and gentle woolen twists offer adequate protective covering for the hair and lasts between 1-2 weeks. 

The beauty of this hairstyle is that it works with almost every hair length as the wool acts as both a lock and an extension.

Keep it classic in all-black wool or try out a modified version of this style with a variety of colours and added twists. 

READ MORE: Sho Madjozi on all things hair and braids 

Yarn braids (Box and twists) 

Thankfully, there is no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to braids or the type of fibre available on the market. Whether you opt for Kanekelon (the smooth, silky extension) or yarn to create your box, Marley or nubian braids/twists this season, you're still in for optimum protection and promotion of hair growth.

For thicker braids and a greater array of colours, make wool extensions your first choice this season.

Fascinating Head Pieces

Express your hair creativity using a mixture of fibres, colours and a selection of textured elements to create unique headpieces. Play with a variety of proportions and plaiting techniques to create your ideal crown.

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