Summer is often associated with many things: the beach, grilling, and generally spending as much time outdoors as is possible. But for those with longer hair, it can often mean various iterations of frizziness, flyaways, and frustration over just how to manage summer hair. To combat these feelings, we turn to braids, which are great for beating humidity and other elements of an active, summer lifestyle that can wreak havoc on your head.
If you’re active in the summer and spend a good portion of your time outdoors, there’s a high probability that your hair will have a lot of irregular waves and texture. Read on as we go through six easy tips for summer braids.
1. Pay attention to your hair
One of the best things about braids is that they often look best when hair isn’t newly clean – in summer, this is definitely a good thing. Take advantage of the irregular waves and texture that are a byproduct of the elements, and don’t feel that your hair needs to be clean in order to work with braids. If it is freshly washed and dried, then simply add any number of texturizing sprays for volume and friction. In addition to noting the quality of your hair, also think about the quantity. If you have long, thick hair, then pursue thicker braids; and vice versa.