This one’s for the women looking for a change in routine for their significant other or son: maybe he wants to try something different, or there’s a big event coming up (*cough* Valentines Day *cough*), or maybe he just needs a break from his curls for a while, no matter the case, wearing a protective style is always a great option. Here’s a chance to get creative with a new style! Don't know where to start? No worries, here are some styles to draw inspiration from, along with Youtubers to que up when you need a step by step tutorial! 

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If you need a bit more direction when it comes to technique, here's a list of youtubers to check out! 

YoursNaturally11- Ashley Williams is a Louisiana based wife and mother of four that has a channel that focuses on thorough natural hair tutorials. Although most of her videos focus on wash n go’s and protective styling on her hair, she has great protective styling videos completed on her husband and sons. 



TKLUV- Kalon and Tiara are the duo that make up TKLUV. Although their channel mostly consists of couples prank videos and vlogs, they do have quite a few videos of Tiara doing protective braided styles on Kalons hair. Click the link for a playlist of protective styling videos demonstrated on Kalon.




Harmonicurls- For those that live in humid climates, Mairaly is the youtuber to watch for curly hair tips and tutorials to tame your locks! Mairaly is a youtuber/influencer based in Puerto Rico that focuses on hair and beauty tutorials, as well as his & hers hair routines and styling tutorials with her husband, Bryan. 




When it comes to hair maintenance, switching it up may just be the thing you need! Let us know if you try any of these styles @BoxBeautyCo!