Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind. It’s the summertime and the heat is not your hair’s friend. There is nothing like an easy, yet beautiful protective style for these hot months. Braids in the summer are a natural girl’s friend, and a relaxed girl’s best friend! If done properly and cared for correctly you can rock a healthy braid style all summer long, and barely have to lift a finger!
Know Your Hair Texture
According to celebrity natural hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood, “The best hair type for braids is hair that is full and thick, so that the hair can support the braids you will be wearing. Hair that is fine, fragile, thin and damaged should avoid any hairstyle that would put weight on your hair or hairline and cause traction alopecia—a form of balding from tugging or putting tension on hair.” Take some time to evaluate if your hair is strong enough to withstand a head full of braids. Don’t underestimate them, they are heavy!