6 Braided Hairstyles You Need To Try This Summer

Planning on having a hot girl summer this year? Get inspired by our 6 gorgeous braided hairstyles that will make you look hotter than the rising temperatures. ‘

We love protective styles as they keep natural hair protected and healthy but be mindful of poor styling practices that have an adverse effect on your hair. Remember to avoid tight braids that can cause tension and breakage on your edges and nape. Also, remember to take down your protective styles gently and within a reasonable timeframe so you can effectively condition and cleanse your hair.

If you’re in search of an easy, cute, and low-maintenance hairstyle, check out the 6 below to step up your hair game this summer. 


1. Minimalist Fulani Braids

Influencer Ravishing Tresses Wearing Fulani Braids

Image Source: @ravishing_tresses

Beauty influencer, Ravishing Tresses styled her hair in a classic Fulani braid style, which comprises of one straight back braid while the rest are braided out from the center. If you’re interested in a minimalist hairstyle without having to make a hair appointment, this is a great one to try. 


2. Braided Updo

Influencer Briana Lynee Wearing Braided Updo Protective Style

Image Source: @brianalynee

When the temperature is scorching hot, the best thing to do is to keep your hair off your neck. This braided updo by Briana Lynee is very low maintenance and easy to recreate for longer hair types. 


3. Double Braided Buns

Influencer Curlbellaa Wearing Braided Double Buns

Image Source: @curlbellaa

Are you seeing double? Try this pretty hairstyle from content creator @curlbellaa on stretched hair for the best results. You can watch a tutorial for this style here


4. Cornrows With Wavy Curly Ends

Influencer Rahel Wearing Cornrows With Curly Ends

Image Source: @rahelbrhane_

Look bomb all summer long with an elevated look to classic cornrows. Lifestyle creator, @rahelbrhane_, looks amazing in this style. 


5. Beaded Fulani Braids

Influencer Emily Melissa Wearing Fulani Braids with Beads

Image Source: @emily.melissa

We are obsessed with this look by influencer @emily.melissa. Inject some flair to this style by adding your favorite beads. Fulani braids are a great hairstyle for summer since the braids are styled away from your face. 


6. Beaded Halo Braid 

Influencer Curlbellaa Wearing Beaded Halo Braid Style

Image Source: @curlbellaa

Another great style by creator @curlbellaa is the Fulani halo braid. Create this style on blow dried hair for best results and accessorize with your favorite beads. Watch an easy tutorial for this style here


We love all of these styles but have to ask – which one was your favorite? Comment below and let us know!

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