If you have kinky, coily, or multi-textured hair, you know that afro hair and frigid temperatures do not mix. Our curls crave moisture and sub-zero weather only dries out our delicate ringlets. That’s why protective hairstyles are the best way to preserve your coils, while trying out a gorgeous new style in the process.

Thanks to the natural hair movement, so many celebrities have been rocking their natural coils and becoming more experimental with their braids, locs, and twists. When it comes to hair goals, we love the fresh new styles that Rihanna, Zoë Kravitz, and Keke Palmer constantly debut on Instagram and the red carpet. Some of our favorite styles of 2019 have been knotless box braids, elegant faux locs, and passion twists, especially in unexpected colors of red, auburn, blonde, and classic soft black.

Read ahead for 15 celebrity-approved protective styles to give your kinks, coils, and curls some major love in the cold season.


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