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The Cinnabun | 30 Day Grow Your Fro Protective Style Challenge Tutorial

protective style challenge


During the 30 Day Grow Your Fro Protective Style Challenge, myself and MariaAntoniete TV will be uploading videos via Youtube of protective styles to help you along the way!

As you all have called it, the “Strawberricurls CinnaBun” has been on of my most highly requested style tutorials. It’s also one of my quickest protective styles. I usually do it on stretched hair and it NEVER comes out the same. I can do this style 20 different times and it’s going to come out different every time.

And she’s just getting started #NaturalHair #Strawberricurls #BrownGirlsBeat

A photo posted by Strawberricurls (@strawberricurls) on

Same hairstyle, different result

  B.E.A.T by @makeupbyjuji #MaidOfHonor   A photo posted by Strawberricurls (@strawberricurls) on


  Check out the tutorial for my “Cinnabun” protective style!    


There have been some questions in the Google + community about what an actual protective style is.

What is a protective style?
A protective style is a low manipulation hairstyle that hides your ends from wear and tear, the elements, and anything else that can put strain on them and cause breakage. The ends of your hair is how you retain length, not the root so you MUST take care of them in order to see progress in your hair growth journey.

What are the benefits of protective styles for natural hair?

Low maintenance: This will benefit your hair type. There is no need for much of combing, twisting etc. The hair retains length better when it is left alone especially if you aim to have more length. So low maintenance is one of the main benefits of protective style.

Retain growth: Most protective hairstyles keep the tresses up. This will cause less breakage, damage to the hair, and help it to gain more strength.

Quick and Easy: If you don’t have much time then protective styles are the best options for you. You can just twist and braid there is nothing much that you need to do. This can help to save time.

It also helps to keep the hair soft because you can moisturize and go. It’s also much easier to sleep with a bonnet on when your hair is in a protective natural hairstyle.

The following DO NOT apply as protective styles:

– Wash and goes
– Twistouts
– Braidouts
– Straight hair styles
– Bantu knot outs
– Coil outs
– Spiral sets

The following ARE protective styles
– Updos with your ends tucked away
– Braided styles
– Twists
– Twisted styles
– Flat twist
– Sew-ins
– Wigs
– Mini Twists
– Buns

So the Cinnabun would be considered a protective style

Let us know what you think and while your at it , hop over to Maria’s Youtube channel and check out how she achieved this Lauryn Hill inspired protective style.

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