The best protective hairstyles for the office

Cold, windy and dry: winter is definitely protective hairstyle season. Wearing protective hairstyles are so good for the health of your hair because they tuck your hair in, require minimal manipulation and can last for multiple days without having to be completely redone. If you’re back at the office and want to keep your hair protected while you’re out and about, keep reading for our favourite office protective hairstyles.


Braided high ponytail

woman with her hair tied up into a high ponytail with a long plait
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Make a statement in the office with this hairstyle that reaches for the stars.


Simple, sleek bun

protective hairstyles: woman with her hair tied up into a high bun hairstyle
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The simple, sleek bun is of the simplest protective hairstyles that’s quick to create and is super versatile.


Straight-back cornrows

protective hairstyles: woman with cornrows hairstyle, braided backward in straight lines
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Cornrows will never get old – but of course we don’t need to tell you that. This protective hairstyle can look super chic and pairs beautifully with a pair of statement earrings.

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Keep your cornrows and baby hairs looking neat and fresh with a strong gel or a hairspray, like the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray.


Box twists

protective hairstyles: woman with her hair styled in long box twists
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What if you want to keep your hair protected, but you don’t want to put it up? Our answer: box twists! Use extensions that’s the perfect length for you and you can create the perfect free-flowing, protective office hairstyle.


Double French braids

woman with medium-length, light-brown dark-blonde ombre hair, plaited into two french braids
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Why wear one French braid when you can have two?

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Keep your braids neat with a firm hold hairspray, like the TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray. It will keep flyaways at bay, extending the lifespan of this protective hairstyle.



woman wearing a bright red head wrap
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If you’re looking for a protective hairstyle that will truly tuck away all of your hair, keeping it safe from the harsh winter weather, the head wrap is your best bet.


Braided bun

woman wearing her hair in braids, and tied up into a bun
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Instead of just braiding your hair or having a plain sleek bun, why not combine the two? We love this braided look that’s put up into a bun.

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