10 protective hairstyles to try before washing day

10 Protective Hairstyles To Try Before Washing Day

Washing your hair every day can be a tedious task, and ain't nobody got the time for that, especially during the winter when the cold weather makes us want to hibernate in our cozy blankets. But don’t you worry! We've got the perfect solution to keep your hair looking fabulous without the hassle of daily washes.  

Welcome to the club of protective hairstyle girlies – a fun and stylish way to shield your hair from the winter chill while maintaining your style.

Half Up Half Down Space Buns 

INH Babe @lovekatiecole wearing Sofia in Sandy Blonde

Part your hair to create a half up half down look, then part your middle upper hair part again and create two little buns. Then, apply Sofia, she’s the perfect bun for thin & short hair. You will look adorable & no one will know you haven't washed your hair in 5 days. 

Wigs, Wigs, Wigs

INH Babe @absolutelyabbiii wearing Nadia wig

Wigs are a great way to switch up your look without committing to a permanent change. Opt for a sleek bob, luscious curls, or a bold color – the possibilities are endless! Wigs provide a protective barrier against external agents and they are literally so easy to apply, you’ll be ready to go in less than 3 minutes.


INH Babe @jadeybird wearing Shayla 

Going for a fun easy-to-do hairstyle? Try a ponytail. Gather your hair at the crown of your head and secure it with a stylish hair tie. This simple yet effective style keeps your hair out of the way and prevents tangles, making it an excellent choice for those pre-wash days.

Slick Back Bun

INH Babe @lucydeux wearing Sofia Bun in shade Copper

For a quick and trendy protective hairstyle, go for the slick back bun. This look not only keeps your hair protected but also adds a touch of elegance to your overall appearance. 

Shiny Braid

INH Babe @mayaangelart wearing Fantasy Lara in Honey

Braids are a timeless protective style, but you can add your own tinsel twist to this look. Whether you choose classic three-strand braids, or fishtails, everything's better when you make it sparkly. 

Messy Bun

INH Babe @nataliesaldivarr wearing Sammy in Chocolate Brown & Zooey in Dark Brown

The messy bun is a go-to protective hairstyle for a reason. It's effortlessly chic and incredibly easy to achieve. Pull your hair into a loose bun and add Sammy to make it look bigger and cuter.

Extra Long Braid

INH Babe  @lovekatiecole wearing Lara

This protective style not only looks regal but also keeps your hair away from the elements & let’s be real, you know you look cute af when you wear a braided ponytail extension.

Curled Ponytail

INH Babe @alexabeckford wearing Zoe in Black Brown

This protective hairstyle mimics the appearance of traditional locs without the commitment or hair damage. Use Zoe to serve extra inches with tight curls. 

Cute Curly Bun

INH Babe @schanellequiza wearing Cami

Gather your hair at the nape of your neck and secure it with a hair tie. Apply Cami and style her. This sleek hairstyle is perfect for those who want a cute & fun appearance without the hassle. 

Headscarf Chic

INH Babe @katherrrinne wearing Raye Raye x INH Hair Scarf

When all else fails, reach for a trendy head scarf to protect your hair. Wrap it around your head, leaving the ends flowing or tucking them in for a more polished look. Headscarves not only shield your hair but also add a pop of color and flair to your winter look.

Which hairstyle are you choosing to keep your hair protected and looking stunning until your next wash day? 

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