5 Protective Hairstyles To Rock This Summer

Here are a few Summer Protective Hairstyles that will work for all hair types. So you can get up and go have fun, without fussing over your hair.

I know that Spring has just sprung, but Summer will be here before you know it. I love protective hairstyles for Summer. When it comes time to partake in all of the outdoor fun including barbecues and vacations you want to be able to get up and go without having to fuss over your hair. Here are a few protective hairstyles that will work for all hair types.

Box Braids

box braidsKeri Hilson

I absolutely love me some box braids and it’s my personal favorite when it comes down to protective hairstyles. They’re versatile, there are so many options when it comes down to size and length and you can create many different styles from ponytails to buns and pinups.


senegalese twistJaleesa Jaikaran

Whether you choose Senegalese, Havana, Marley or Kinky, twists is another versatile protective hairstyle. Like box braids, you can choose between different lengths and sizes but twists can look a little more elegant for work or formal outings.

Faux Locs

faux locsMeLifestyle

Faux Locs is a style that I would really like to try and I am hoping that my hair is long enough this Summer to give them a spin. They are perfect for vacation and will look super sexy when you’re laid out on the beach in that cute swimsuit. See MeLifestyle’s tutorial here.


corn rowsCiara

Cornrows used to be one of my favorite styles when I was younger and I think I may revisit them this Summer. There are so many styles to choose from, from the Bo Derek to Goddess Braids. These jumbo straight backs are perfect for when you’re just chilling on the weekends.

Crochet Braids

crochet braidsThe Chic Natural

Crochet braids look super natural when done right and they are a great alternative to sew in weaves as it’s less stress on your natural hair. You can use marley hair and perm rods to create different sized curls or buy pre-curled hair for different curl patterns. You can even add a bang. See TheChicNatural’s tutorial here.

What’s your favorite protective style?

6 Responses

  1. The box braids and twist will define try be my summer styles this summer. Erica now that you’ve gone natural what products do you use in your hair for growth and moisture?

      1. Alikay Naturals Lemongrass leave-in is hands down once of the best liquid leave in I’ve used! Coming second behind Biolage Matrix Keratinodose!

  2. The box braids and twist will definitely be my summer styles this summer. Erica now that you’ve gone natural what products do you use in your hair for growth and moisture?

  3. I’ve yet to try Crochet braids (on my to try list this summer) but I LOVE me some Senagaleese twist. It has chic appeal and the take down is SUPER quick and easy!

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