When it is summertime, most of us chose to tone down a little and go for more laid back hairstyles. Braids are the go-to option. This choice is convenient for most since not only do they require less hair product and are easy to maintain, but they are airy. This is very important, given the heat and the humidity during summertime. They are also a simple and pretty look for anyone.
However, with all these people braiding their hair, it is only fair that we find we find new ways of sprucing them up for fresh and unique looks. There are a lot of variations to the braid, which you are free to try out anytime you want to look fresh for the beach or that road trip with your friends. At the moment, every single person seems to want to try the box braids hairstyles, which are pretty impressive and fashionable. However, there are a few other looks you could try.
Nonetheless, it is no issue if you still want to try the popular variation of the braid; the box braids hairstyles; their popularity went through the roof after Zendaya rocked the look at a red carpet event. Box braids are three-strand plaits where the hair on the scalp is partitioned into boxes before the extensions are fixed. The hair can be divided into as many or as little segments as you want, depending on the size that you prefer them. However, it is advisable not to make them too heavy to avoid pulling at your hair edges.
Another popular braid variation is the tousled beach braid. The exciting thing about this hairstyle is that when you are at the beach, the salt water and the sand will boost your hair’s texture. Always spritz your hair before you start braiding so as to protect your hair from the sun. After that, smooth it back to the base of your head and plait the regular braid. Secure your hair at the tip when you get to the end. Then gently using your fingers pull out small wisps of hair from both sides of the braid. Who said you couldn’t have fantastic hair at the beach?
The Bantu knots are another fresh look you will want to try out in the summer. Even though they will not fall down your shoulder or fly in the wind during a car ride, Bantu knots are chic and easy to fix. The fun part about the knots is that you can create them from an existing hairstyle. If you are rocking box braids hairstyles, this will be easier. All you have to do is pick out several braids at a time and coil them down into tiny buns. If you have the time, you can partition your hair into triangles for a more authentic look. Use bobby pins to secure them in place. Depending on how long you keep the knots, your hair will unravel into curls, varying from slight bouncy curls to deep curls.
For a relaxed look that still leaves an impression, you might want to try the voluminous side braid. For this look, you flip all the hair into the side of your choice then loosely braid the lengths. If you are able, go for the messy plait. Be sure to maintain some volume in the roots. This will prevent your hair from looking lifeless. It will work magic by highlighting all your feminine features. It is excellent for a summer party or even for a day at the beach.
When having all this fun with your hair, don’t forget basic hair care routines to keep your hair looking all healthy and fresh each day of the summer. Use hair spritz and the correct hair products to prevent your hair from breaking, tangled or dried up.