The official start of summer is one week away, but no matter where you live you’ve probably suffered through (and yet somehow survived) the disrespectful heat waves that stress your tresses. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how you’ll style or at least protect your hair during these humid and sticky months. Well, you're in luck! We’ve chosen fifteen hot and easy natural protective hairstyles you can try when the summer weather is doing the absolute most.
First, let’s refresh your memory (or teach you - if you’re new to this);protective styles allow your real hair to “rest.” They allow your hair to grow in a healthy manner without the daily manipulation of combing, brushing or styling. Protective styles can also help you keep your edges intact and protect the ends of your hair shaft.
Before you rush and whip your hair into some box braids, it’s important to develop a healthy hair routine where you regularly condition your hair with natural oils or products that increase hair retention and moisture. Once your hair is in a healthy state, you can choose to braid your hair, don faux-locs or sew-in a 20-plus inch weave like Nicki Minaj, you know, before you catch flights to Prague or anywhere else.
But before you jet off or hastily change your summer haircare routine, get into these easy natural protective hairstyles below:
Push It To The Side Braids
Me And You, Your Four Feed Braids And Their Cousins, Too
Check out our interview with LA feed-in braid queen, Yaya here.
Mama Africa Faux Locs
Cleopatra, Coming At Ya Crochet Braids
I Love The ‘90s Braids
The Deep Lady Sew-In
Chaka Taught Me Lace Front Wig
Make Your Man Do A Double Glance Sew-In Bob
Girl Next Door Bob
They See Me Waving And They Hating Crochet Twist Out
Rock Tough In Your Afro Puffs
Can you believe these red puffs are clip-ins?
Wrap It Up
Cornrow It Up
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