My definition of "protective styling" has always been twists, braids, some type of braid extension, or weaves. Slowly, buns began to enter the picture but I just was never good at the "Roll, Tuck, and Pin".
What is a roll, tuck, and pin?
Basically a style, usually done on loose hair but can be done on twists or braids or whatever style, that's worn for a day. It uses bobby pins, mainly, to hold the hair and place but can also use hair combs or even hair ties. These are "no committment" type of protective styles because you can easily style it for a day and take it out that night.
Think styles like french rolls, the "Janelle Monae" or easily refferred "Johnny Bravo" updo, the "Miss Celie" rolls. Something like that.
I. Am not. Good. At Roll. Tuck. And Pins.