Protective Hairstyles for You to Try this Summer

Summer is here! It's time to have some fun in the sun, filled with pool parties and trips to the beach. Consequently, all of our favorite things about summer can wreak havoc on our hair. Don’t worry as always,we have you covered when it comes to your hair. Explore your options whether it’s embracing your natural curls, cornrows in formation or Poetic Justice style box braids. Here is our round up of summer hairstyles.


Embrace your natural curls

If you happen to not live in a desert dry heat climate, humidity probably hits your hair as soon as you walk out of the house; rendering that blow out pointless. Whether it’s the gym, or the city sidewalks, don’t worry, we’ve all been there and have sweated out that hairdo. Why not give your hair a break from the heat this summer and embrace your natural curls? With natural hair vloggers galore, you'll be amazing at all the DIY styles you can do with your hair at any length. Remember to moisturize!

Extensions should not be limited to just longer or wavy styles. Add fullness to your natural hair using extensions of a similar texture? Not only would extensions help to achieve a beautiful look, they can serve as a heat-free protective style.  Indique offers some amazing textures such as Pure Curly , Bounce Coil Curl or Organic Curl textures  (check it out in DJ Kitty Cash)!




Halo Braid

Feel heavenly with a halo braid. This angelic style can camouflage those edges that love to revert at the first sign of moisture. We have seen tons of celebrities like Kelly Rowland, Lupita Nyong'o and Rosario Dawson channel this romantic hair trend.


Box Braids

Or, for a protective hairstyle that lasts a bit longer, channel the 90s with Janet Jackson Poetic Justice style Box Braids.


Marley Twists

Want a chunkier island vibe? Try Marley or Havana twists as seen here on Solange!


Faux Locs

 Faux locs are another great option for a protective summer hairstyle. We knew this look had hit mainstream when Zendaya wowed on the red carpet for the Academy Awards with this style.


Top Knot

Protect your ends and stay red carpet ready like Zoe Kravitz and Christina Milian with a top knot!


Wig Out

Indique hair was voted one of the best extension brands in the market by Ebony magazine! Have your stylist create a custom unit with your favorite Indique texture. Custom units are a great protective style with versatility; especially when paired with a closure. Tons of our favorite celebs use this technique to switch it up. 


French Braids

Here’s a simple braided style that has moved from the gym to the red carpets lately. Try a French braid with your ends tucked in for a modern look!



Another braided look that it-girls and celebs are clamoring for lately are cornrows. Cornrows are a great carefree summer style.  Once braided, this looks stays in place, leaving you to enjoy all summer activities without fussing with your hair. 

photo by  Vanessa Jackman

Get in Formation

Or get in Formation with Beyoncé inspired corn row extensions.

Be sure to check back soon; we'll be sharing YouTube video How-Tos of these and some of our other favorite summer styles!