It's always great to experiment with new hairstyles, and what better time to do it than during the winter? With the cold comes brittle ends and dry scalp, but with a few protective hairstyles, your hair can maintain its moisture and strength.

Check out a few hairstyle tips to make sure you keep your locs or tresses in check. --Camille Augustin


Spice it up with an eye-catching headband, or wear it proudly on the top of your head in the turban-esque style.

You might even want to channel your inner child and create a bow shape-bun for your more playful days or nights.

Bantu Knots

This hairstyle will not only give you a new look, but once you unravel them you create bouncy and healthy looking curls. Bantu knots manage to lock in the moisture needed for your mane, giving you either an up do or bountiful curls for a night out.

Senegalese Twists

Rock these extensions as an alternative to the popular long braids trend that's got Vixens channeling Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice.

These twists will open up endless hairstyle possibilities, while protecting your natural tresses.


Another effective way to protect your ends during the cold months is by tucking them in with the assistance of this hairstyle.

You can get as creative as Janelle Monae and have a French roll hanging off the front of your head, or try multiple sections of pinups accompanied by a headband to secure the hair.