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6 Protective Summer Hair Styles We're Crushing On

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When we think of protective hairstyles, we think of styles that not only protect your hair from harsh environmental factors, but also things we're doing to do our own hair, a.k.a. heat styling, chemical treatments, tight styles that pull on the scalp, etc. Give your mane a break and try out one of our favorite protective hairstyles for the summer: 

 

Box Braids

 

 

Not only are box braids great for cutting down on time to get ready in the mornings, but they're also a great protective hairstyle. These braids are great for giving your hair a break from heat styling, daily wear and tear, and also great if you're transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair. 

 

Scrunchies, Scrunchies, Scrunchies

 

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Scrunchies are a hair's best friend. We all need to throw our hair up sometimes, but if you're going to do it, try to make sure you use a scrunchie! The majority of the damage of hair ties comes from pulling them out of your hair. With scrunchies, the softer fabric around the tie creates padding against your hair, making it more gentle. 

 

Scarf It Up

 

 

Why do we love a scarf? The benefits are endless! Not only are they super stylish, fun and versatile, but they're a great way to style your hair while protecting it. Our Paradise Pink Satin Scarf has a silky, light-weight fabric that's gentle on all hair types and helps reduce frizz and prevents tangled tresses. Check out Rachael's scarf styling video above to see her favorite ways to wear our scarf! 

 

 

 

The Two-Strand Twist 

 

 

Similar to the box braids, the two-strand twist is an ideal protective hairstyle that cuts down on prep time in the morning, gives your hair a break from heat styling and whatnot, and looks phenomenal. We suggest using our Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème & the Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel. The defining crème will hydrate, define and weather-proof your curls while maintaining touchable movement and a light, flexible hold. Next, the control gel will provide an extra light-medium hold for long-lasting, natural-looking definition with superior movement, shine and softness. 

 

 

 

Heatless Curls with Flexi Rods 

 

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Gorgeous and voluminous curls without that harsh heat? Yes please. Flexi rods come in different sizes, depending on how tight you want the curl. Check out how our Briogeo Babe, Jas, styles her hair with flexi rods and our Curl Charisma products

 

 

 Bucket Hat

 

 

Well, duh. We obviously had to throw in a hat! Hats are not only great for protecting the hair and scalp, but they're also key to protect your skin - especially from the harsh summer sun. One type of hat that we're obsessed over right now is the bucket hat. Adorable and protective? Sign us up. 

 

 

What are your favorite ways to protect your hair? We want to hear them! Share your best protective styles in the comments below.

 

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