7 Braiding Hairstyles Perfect For Summer
By Aiyana Ishmael
Summertime is always the most jam-packed season. Whether you’re running errands, working or planning your next adventure, the heat will definitely make a difference. With major sun putting your hair up is the go to, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to simple buns and ponytails. Here are seven braiding styles to spice up your summer ‘do.
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Box braids are a popular choice because of their simplicity and ease. The term box braids comes from when starting each braid you create a box shape on the scalp. These braids are perfect for an all summer wear.
Another popular style is the double french braids. These are perfect for an all day beach trip and keeping your hair out of your face.
Cornrows have been worn by all the latest hip-hop and R&B artists since the early 2000s. They’re still making an impact as a stylish braiding option when you don’t have the time for lengthy braids.
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Dreadlocks are a specific braiding style most people don’t lean towards unless they want to keep their hairstyle for a very long time. But now, with faux locs you can achieve this look with all the same style and no commitment. Everyone wins.
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Lemonade braids are the open side ponytail of your dreams. This look will last you a lengthy amount of time if needed, but they’re easy enough to take out once you’re done with them. With these one sided braids you’ll get the cool Beyoncé Lemonade vibe.
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Dutch braids are the funky cousin of the french and cornrow braids. With similar attributes this braiding style is a more prominent look perfect for outdoor adventures.
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My personal favorite, the senegalese twists are a faster alternative to box braids. Similar in style, twists are an easy go to for a summer hairdo that will keep you with minimal management and everyday comfort.