I know it’s technically still spring but it’s actually summer here in NC so ya girl is already PREPPIN’. Also, I’m super excited because we’re headed out to the beach next week so vacation mode is REAL, y’all.
One of the things that I’ve been having so much fun with lately is trying out new hairstyles to keep my hair cute in the heat, rain, and humidity. Here are 3 of my go-to styles that are easy and will keep your hair fresh in the summer (hint: there are a lot of braids!)
BRAIDED HALF UP HALF DOWN
This is an easy style for beginners because the messier it looks, the better!
- Separate your hair into two sections: top half and bottom half. Put bottom half into low bun/ponytail to keep out of your way.
- Separate your top section into two sections and braid each section. French braid, dutch braid, fishtail braid- go crazy, girl!
- Secure your braids with elastics. Start pulling apart your braids GENTLY.
- Once your braids look the way you want, tighten your elastics. Take a piece of hair and wrap around the elastics and bobby pin to secure.
- Tease out your two ponytails at the top for volume. Let your bottom half of your hair out and BAM! Done!
- PRO TIP: Curl hair before you style and set with hairspray.
BRAID WITH SCARF
This one looks pretty crazy but it’s SO simple! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your accessories!
- Prepare your hair for a simple french braid. If you’re a braid beginner, here’s a tutorial!
- Take your scarf and fold in half. Take the middle of your scarf and wrap around the middle section of your hair. This step may take a few tries so be patient!
- Take the two sections of your scarf and combine with the two outside sections of your french braid.
- French braid normally.
- Secure your braid and scarf with a hair tie or thick elastic. Wrap your scarf around the elastic and tie in a knot. Gently pull apart your braid as needed. BOOM. Done!
- PRO TIP: This works best on 2 or 3 day hair so it holds. Be careful when using hairspray so it doesn’t damage your scarf!
This is similar to the first style but uses a dutch braid instead of a french braid!
- Separate your hair into two sections. Feel free to get creative with your part or just keep it loose and free. Summer hair, don’t care!!
- Dutch braid each section. Dutch braiding is basically the opposite of french braiding- instead of pulling the sections over, you pull them UNDER. If you’re a dutch braid beginner, here’s a tutorial!
- Dutch braid until you reach your neck and secure with elastics. Gently pull apart your braid to give it more volume. POW! Done.
- PRO TIP: This REALLY helps if your hair is curled or wavy so you don’t have to mess with your pigtails after your done. You can also secure into little buns at the bottom to keep it cool!
What are your go-to summer hairstyles? Let me know in the comments below!