3 Summer Styles For Natural Hair


summertime

Summer is here and the heat is on.

Between running after the children all day, vacationing, and epic pool parties, the last thing you want to do is worry about your ‘do.

Try one of these sweat/heat/humidity friendly styles for more fun and less fuss.

natural hair braids

Braids/Twists

Protecting your hair from the harsh sun is top priority during the warmer months. Braids and twists, if maintained well, can provide days or weeks of worry-free hair without sacrificing style.

Whether you use your own hair or opt for extensions, it’s important to maintain your cleansing routine. Just because your hair is hidden doesn’t mean it shouldn’t still be washed, conditioned, and moisturized.

This Havana Twist tutorial by MSPYT81 is a step-by-step walk-through with styles at the end.

bantu knots

Bantu Knots/China Bumps

Hair up and out of your way? Check. Easy to do? Check. No elaborate nighttime routine? Check. Bantu knots were made for the summer.

And as an added bonus, after rocking this style you can undo the knots and rock curly/textured hair for a few more days. It’s like having two styles in one.

I found this easy-to-follow how-to bantu knots video on BlackWomenHai’rs YouTube channel.

wash-n-go

Wash-n-Gos

Summer is the perfect time to embrace your shrinkage and rock your curls/naps. A wash-n-go often requires nothing more than a quick rinse or refresher in the morning.

This style requires drenching your hair and then applying some type of styling/holding product. Your leave-in can vary from a conditioner to a plain ol’ gel, like Eco Styler. No matter what you use, don’t fuss with your hair until it’s completely dry to avoid frizz and matting.

AuCurls Naturelle breaks it down in her wash-n-go video.


What’s your favorite summertime look for your natural hair?

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5 Responses so far.

  1. Duke says:

    Well, I got the Lil Wayne braids. So, thank the gods.

  2. Zainab 1 says:

    Yes! I couldn’t agree with you more The summer has arrived in full force (lol). I love all of these ideas as cool summer styles. I am a avid wash n go girl.

    However, Today I’m thinking of going to my barber to big chop today. you know I love my short styles. easy brezzy.

    Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed reading it. Take care.

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