Celebrity protective styles 

In the natural hair community protective hairstyles are utilized to give tresses a break from heat, winter weather and other end-splitting conditions. For several celebs, protective styling means braided hairstyles that include box braids as seen above on Solange, as well as the halo and goddess trend. As winter temps continue to drop, below are several celebs rocking protective hairstyles that naturalistas nationwide may want to try. –danielle canada


Back in her Sasha Fierce days Beyonce donned a classy halo braid.


Rihanna once rocked a sophisticated goddess braid to the MET Gala

attends the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.


Lil Mama's braided up-do falls into the protective style category as well.


A repeat style inspiration, here's Solange again rocking box braids.


Jill Scott's sexy up-do is another example of a protective style.


Brandy's box braids offer her ends great protection.

Beyonce Steps Out With Baby Blue Ivy

More recently Beyonce donned box braids while on a stroll with Blue Ivy.

July 18, 2012: Beyonce Knowles steps out in a bright printed romper and long braids in a bun carrying daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
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Christina Milian is currently sporting box braids.

Real Housewife Of Atlanta Kandi Burruss Celebrates Her New Series

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 13: Real Housewife of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss celebrates her new series "The Kandi Factory" at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood on April 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Singer Chrisette Michele attends the You Are the Power concert at The Apollo Theater on May 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Chrisette Michele;