6 Easy Protective Hairstyles For Summer

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6 Easy Protective Hairstyles For Summer – Summer is here and it’s time to show off your tresses.

In the summer, you want to look your best—and that means wearing a hairstyle that’s easy to maintain.

These protective hairstyles for summer are great for all hair types and textures, and they won’t take up much of your time in the morning or during the day.

Here are some of our favorite protective hairstyles for the warmest season of the year.

6 Easy Protective Hairstyles For Summer

Tidy Braids

Braids are a great protective style, because they’re versatile and can be worn in so many different ways.

They’re also an easy protective hairstyle to DIY at home. You’ll only need two products to create these braids: braid hair and a clear elastic band (called “no-slip bands”).

To get started, separate your hair into four even sections. Then twist each section around your finger once or twice before separating it into three smaller pieces.

Follow this pattern until you reach the ends of your hair: twist, separate into three strands and repeat until done!

Textured Space Buns

If you have fine hair, this style will give your locks some much-needed thickness. (Bonus: it’s also a great option for those who are sensitive to heat.)

If you have thick hair, the space buns will help prevent breakage and make it easier to achieve volume.

Whether or not your strands are curly or straight, the textured space buns can be worn in any direction for an effortless look.

For curls? Flip up the front pieces and tie them up into one large bun.

For waves? Gather all of your hair into a low bun at the nape of your neck instead.

If you’re planning on wearing these out in humid weather, try letting some loose ends hang out for added texture!

And finally—if you’re blessed with kinky coils…well then I don’t even know what to say other than congratulations!

Loose Curls

  • For long hair

Divide your hair into sections. Take a piece of hair, twist it and roll it up to form a loose curl. Repeat on the rest of your hair until you have all the curls in place.

  • For short or wavy hair

Part your freshly washed and conditioned locks into two sections and divide each section into three smaller parts, then twirl each section away from your face using an elastic band to secure them in place.

Leave the elastic band on for five minutes before removing it to reveal gorgeous loose curls!

If you have curly tresses but want to achieve those loose waves without having to wait hours for them to dry, try braiding instead!

This will give those beautiful waves some extra definition while still staying relatively low maintenance—all without much effort at all!

Tropical Half-Up

The Tropical Half-Up is a hairstyle that’s easy to do, with just a few supplies. You’ll need a hair tie and bobby pins, as well as a brush or comb.

You’ll use the brush or comb to get your hair into place, then secure it with bobby pins. This hairstyle works for both long and short hair—the perfect solution for summer heat!

Sleek Side Part

Whether you want to wear your hair down or up, the sleek side part is an ideal style for the summer.

How to get a sleek side part:

  • Gather sections of damp hair in your hands, starting at the top of your head and working towards the back. Pull them all forward.
  • Using a fine-toothed comb or brush, smooth down any flyaways on either side of your head with an anti-frizz serum (like Living Proof’s No Frizz Nourishing Oil).
  • Use a flatiron to straighten each section of hair as you go along until you reach the bottom.

If you have thick hair, try one of these styles

  • The Flip

This style can be worn with an all-over wave or with curls around the face.

It works well on medium length to long hair because it allows enough length to create volume at the roots and around your face, but doesn’t require too much maintenance!

  • The Undercut (long)

An undercut is a popular protective style because it’s easy to do (especially since it doesn’t require any special tools), plus it looks great on many different face shapes!

You’ll need long locks for this look though so if yours aren’t quite long enough yet then no worries—just wait till they grow out before trying this cut yourself!


The fact is, there are so many ways to style your hair this summer. You don’t have to worry about having your hair look perfect all the time.

In fact, these protective hairstyles for summer will help you enjoy the season more!

They can be worn by anyone who wants an easy way to keep their strands protected from sun damage or heat-styling tools like flat irons and blow dryers.



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