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Hairstyles For Length Retention

One of the most common and effective ways to retain hair growth is protective styling. A protective style is a hairstyle that keeps the ends of your hair tucked away to protect the hair and reduce breakage.

Throughout the length of your hair, protective styling protects your hair pulling, tangling, over-combing, heat, daily manipulation, and environmental factors. Choosing the right protective hairstyle is essential in promoting healthy length retention. Here are the top hairstyles for length retention.

Box Braids

When it comes to natural hair length retention, box braids are a classic protective style. They can be worn in different sizes, lengths, and colors. Box braids are a low-maintenance hairstyle and can last up to 8 weeks with the right amount of care.

Mini Twists

Typically, mini twists resemble dreadlocks. This style helpsretain moisture within the strands of your hair, which protects the hair from breakage. Mini twists require little to no manipulation and can last up to 4 weeks. The key to achieving perfect and juicy twists is using enough moisture before twisting.


Cornrows provide another great hairstyle option for length retention. There are a variety of cornrow hairstyles such as natural hair flat twists cornrows, feed-in cornrows, and old fashion cornrows. Depending on the size length of braids and your maintenance routine, cornrows can last for 2-6weeks.

Bantu Knots

Bantu knots are achieved by sectioning your hair and twisting the sections around themselves to form knots. This protective style keeps your hair tucked in completely, allowing the strands to retain moisture and length. You can wear Bantu knots for up to 2 weeks. once out, you can also wear the curls out as a style.

Takeaway point

While protective hairstyles provide a great way to retain hair growth, you should have a protective style regimen that takes care of your scalp and hair.


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