Les coiffures protectrices : nos astuces pour protéger vos cheveux

Protective hairstyles: our tips for protecting your hair

Have you ever heard of protective hairstyles ? You know, those hairstyles that allow you to take care of your hair by limiting friction, protecting it from the wind, but also reducing breakage and promoting its growth!

There are a multitude of protective hairstyles for various uses: to tie your hair every day, at night or even during treatments... 💆🏼‍♀️ And who says "protective hairstyles" necessarily says: suitable accessories . There is no question of pampering your hair with a Beyoncé-style hairstyle, if it means tying it up afterwards with small metal elastics that break the hair 😱.

We have therefore decided to share with you in this article our best protective hairstyles as well as a small selection of accessories and materials that take care of your hair! Let's go ? ✨


There are 3 main reasons to do protective hairstyles:

  • Limit friction: on a daily basis, your hair is confronted with friction, whether with your clothes, your pillowcase, or simply between them. Doing a pretty protective hairstyle during the day or at night will significantly reduce friction, breakage and split lengths.

  • To protect your hair from the cold, the wind and the sun : in fact, our hair is not particularly a fan of the very cool temperatures of winter, which tend to dry it out, nor of prolonged exposure to the sun. A protective hairstyle coupled with a little moisturizer can be the perfect solution to give them a little boost. We also pay attention to the wind (I'm talking particularly to cyclists here), a little braid just before getting on your bike and your hair will be much less subject to friction 👌.

  • To hydrate your hair: doing a protective style just after applying a treatment is the perfect solution to keep your product as long as possible (and thus maximize its effects).


What materials do not damage the hair?

  • Silk: it's a bit of a superstar of materials for taking care of your hair. You can also adopt a silk pillowcase, it is ideal for reducing friction and avoiding breakage during the night.
  • Viscose: Viscose, as a soft and silky material , can help greatly reduce hair friction. Choosing viscose accessories can help you prevent breakage, but also frizz.
  • Cotton: with cotton, it all depends on what you're looking for 😊. If you want to dry your hair quickly, you can turn to cotton terrycloth which absorbs water very quickly. If you want a gentler drying that allows you to reveal your curls, you can turn to cotton jersey . This is why we created our 2 in 1 hair towel . To no longer have to choose!

Focus on hair accessories for protective hairstyles

  • Scrunchies/scrunchies: small classic elastics are very useful, but their regular use can end up damaging the hair fiber. Scrunchies, with their soft fabric, protect your hair. They leave little or no trace , allow you to tie your hair without pulling too much on the roots and are much easier to remove . The must have: our silk scrunchie that takes care of your hair
  • Headbands: our viscose or double cotton gauze headbands take care of your hair by helping you limit friction. To slip around your head to accessorize all your protective hairstyles , like your box braids or your twists for example. They are perfect for adding a little pep to your outfits.
  • The reversible hair towel: it's this year's revolution at Trinquette. Here, we're going a little outside the box of protective hairstyles. This towel can allow you to gently dry your hair after getting out of the shower and perform the famous "plopping" to reveal your beautiful waves. But, it can also be very useful for applying your treatments at night (without getting them all over your pillow). Clever, no? ✨
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Protective hairstyles there are for all tastes and especially for all schedules (whether you have 2 minutes or 2 hours to spare).

Protective hairstyles based on buns:

  • a low bun with side twist , to do this, simply twist two strands lightly on each side of your head then form a low bun with the rest of your hair.
  • Bantu knots , to do this, separate the hair into sections, twist each section and wrap it in the shape of a small bun on itself before securing it on the top of your head.

Protective hairstyles based on braids:

  • classic braids or ears of wheat , to make an ear of wheat braid (as below), divide the hair into two sections, take a small strand from the left section and pass it over this same section to join it to the right section. Repeat alternating on each side until finished.
  • box braids , to do this, divide your hair into sections (the easiest shape is the triangle), then braid each strand using the three-strand braiding method, and repeat until you cover the entire head of hair.
  • twists , to achieve this hairstyle, separate the hair into sections and divide each section into 2 strands. Twist the two strands together until the ends. Repeat throughout the hair
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