Easy Summer Natural Protective Hairstyles


Hey guys! So for the past few weeks I’ve been in a hair rut. I was getting tired of my wash-n-go’s but still wanted to have a cute style with minimum effort. Then I was floored when I spotted Keri Hilson with these two SIMPLE waist length cornrows. Now of course, this style isn’t ground-breaking, but it gave me that inspirational AHA moment! I thought it would make a great summer natural protective style, plus I finally got to use the last of my marley hair from my previous havanna twists.


Keri Hilson Photo Credit

If you look closely, you’ll notice that my verison of Keri’s do’ isn’t braids, but rather jumbo twists as I can’t cornrow..lol. If you’re natural or relaxed and your hair isn’t lengthy, don’t be afraid to add in extensions to get your desired look. Here are some other summer natural protective styles I’m feeling at the moment:


Via Pinterest



Via Pinterest


Via Pinterest

I don’t know what it is, but this summer I’m obsessed with a braid/twist look for protective styling. I prefer braids or twists on the larger scale since I find it to easier to detangle when I need to remove them. Check out my Pinterest page for more summer natural hair ideas!

What’s your go-to summer style?

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