11 Protective Hairstyles to Keep Your Hair from Damaging This Summer16.05.2022
The temperatures in summer are getting hotter each year. We are entering a “Hot Girl Summer”. Despite the record-breaking heat, I don’t want my hair to get in my face. Protective hairstyles are great for those who want to look good and keep their hair healthy during sweat attacks. Protective styles, regardless of your motivation, keep your hair from being constantly manipulated. They reduce the need to use heat tools and products, while giving your hair an opportunity to grow.
Summer is the best time to experiment with new styles for protecting your hair, from braids and twists to slicked back buns. Are you ready to embrace the “Hot Girl Summer” era of hairstyles? Scroll down to see more ideas for this season’s hot looks.
- Twists with two-strands
Two-strand twists can be worn in many styles, including Senegalese twists and Marley twists. These are a great way to protect your hair and keep it hydrated. With proper care and maintenance, twists can last for a few weeks.
- Overnight Roller Set
We don’t recommend you do this outside, but it’s possible to get a classic style with rollers without using heat or adding too much product.
- Low ponytail
A simple low ponytail is all you need to keep the flyaways away. An oversized scrunchie or a new style of parting can be added to a low ponytail. Ponytails can be used to keep your hair curled and frizz-free. A silk scrunchie is a great option for reducing tension and minimizing breakage.
- Bantu Knots
Bantu knots, a traditional style from southern Africa, are where hair is cut, twisted and wrapped to form individual knots. These are very easy to maintain and lock in moisture, keeping your hair hydrated. This style is playful and fun, making summer more enjoyable.
- Hair Wrap
You can find hair wraps in many colors, styles, and patterns. They are great for those times when you don’t feel like doing your hair. This is a quick way to make your look more interesting and dress up your clothes.
- Top-knot Bun
The classic top knot is the best way to say “one and done”. It is simple and easy to do. You won’t find anything better. We’ll wait.
- Braided ponytail
Braided ponytails are a fun and stylish idea that you can wear on casual summer days as well as at all your summer soirées. It doesn’t matter if you wear it long, medium, or short, there is very little tension on your scalp. It adds style to your hair without the need for heat tools.
- Box braids
Box braids are one of the most simple styles to keep in place. You can choose from a variety of lengths and sizes for box braids. They are easy to style and don’t get in the way of your face. Box braids can last up to a month if they are maintained and cared for properly.
- Slicked-back Bun
This look is a favorite of our “it” girls, Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid. The slicked-back style, like the top knot can make you appear more polished and well-dressed. You can relax your hair by slicing it back with a silk scrunchie, or a claw clip to prevent breakage.
Locs can be used in many ways and are very durable. You can choose from a variety of loc styles, including faux locs and butterfly locs. Each style is unique and very easy to style either down or up.
You are done with frizzy, damp hair! Cornrows can be confused with box braids. They are flat-braided against the scalp, away from the eyes and not tangled in a bun. Cornrows can be worn in an updo to make summer fun.