My sisters in curly, coily, wavy, kinky hair goodness – we love our hair and can all benefit greatly from protective hairstyles for curly hair to maintain the care we express and style we desire. Strictly speaking, a protective hairstyle is one that keeps your ends well moisturized, tucked away, and protected from damage. While it is nearly impossible to prevent breakage, we can help minimize it with a little extra care – and look great in the process! If you are seeking protective hairstyles for curly hair that work, we have eleven suggestions (have to end somewhere) to help you along. While these styles are perfect for winter season protection, you can wear them any time of the year.