Easy No-Heat Styling to Beat the Summer Sun for Natural Hair

Whether you have just started your natural hair journey or are a seasoned curl-pro, summer hairstyling might seem like a daunting task. We all know that maintaining natural curls and coils can feel extra hard when you just want to enjoy the summer sun. Besides wearing a pony puff, what other options does a naturalista like yourself have? Here are some easy additions to think about when working out or hanging out this summer!  

Sometimes Sunday is just #Bunday

And that’s okay! You can always add a little extra flair with a criss-cross braid in the back or a sparkly accessory to make your hair feels more like an “up do” than “this is all I could do”. Let a few curls out and tame them a bit by twisting them with a little Coconut Crème Curls Defining Crème.  
This is always a great style for hair that may be days old, especially when the summer heat leaves it feeling extra dry. When you’re on the way to the beach, pool, or BBQ, do a quick co wash with our Coconut Crème CoWash and count on #Bunday

When in doubt, wrap it up!

One of our favorite summer looks is always a good hair wrap. They provide protection, style, and are easy to use. Don’t have one? No worries! Thin scarves or spare pieces of fabric work just as well. To keep it all in tact, make sure to add the Coconut Whipped Crème Leave-in Conditioner to fight back frizz and flyaways. And if you’d like to make a statement, bump it up a bit with a front pompadour. A little effort and creativity can make a world of numerous styles!

Braids! Goddess Braids! Boxed Braids! All the Braids!

Protective styling 101 is the ever-useful braid. But don’t feel like you have to go for simple plaits or one braid down the middle. There are lots of easy parted styles, or more complex braids that you might need a little help with. Always start with clean and moisturized hair using either the Coconut Crème CoWash or the Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo paired with our Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner. You can go for a gorgeous goddess braid that looks good for any occasion and only takes a few minutes to style. Haven’t mastered the fine art of braiding yet? These looks also work with twists! Add a lot of Coconut Crème Curls Defining Crème before twisting. Once it is all dry, that bomb twist-out will last all night and days ahead! No matter what you are getting into this summer, make sure you are taking advantage and getting creative with all of these protective styles. Extra moisture and care in the sun is key to making hair last. These styles will keep your edges healthy, rather than those tight ponytails that may cause them to slowly break off. And remember, summer is also a great time for a good haircut if you feel your locks are starting to weigh you down. A routine trim will allow you to reach the length you desire, as well as helping you maintain and achieve the appearance of healthy hair. So don’t let length get in the way of your curl goals!   What are your favorite ways to style your hair for the summer, Bella Girls?
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