Do you remember having
your hair braided for several hours back when you were a child? Once you get
past the grueling hours of styling and braiding, you’ll notice that summer
braids actually helped in keeping your hair manageable and untangled despite
the numerous outdoor activities (such as swimming and day camps) you engaged in.
Braids, however, aren’t
limited to children anymore: summer hairstyles are making a comeback,
especially for women looking for a particular look that wouldn’t inhibit them
from enjoying the summer heat. Even celebrities like Beyonce and Solange
Knowles are known to tie their hair into braids once summer kicks off. Some of
these summer braids will look better when coupled with natural
Brazilian hair extensions,
which also protect your hair from sun damage.
Among the numerous black
hairstyles that are making comebacks this season are crochet braids, first made
popular back in the 90s. Crochet braids nowadays look more real and, when
coupled and styled with natural hair extensions, will look very similar to any
woman’s natural hair texture.
What makes crochet
braids a trend today is the fact that these take less time to make, unlike
other intricate hairstyles. Furthermore, underneath the hair extensions,
natural hair is actually protected, allowing the scalp to “breathe” while requiring
only minimum maintenance.
Among the most popular
summer braids, this hairstyle is so named because of the box-shaped elements formed
while creating this braid. Box braids are created by braiding hair (using
straight hair extensions to create long plaits) and then sealing the ends by
burning these with a lighter.
Also known as banana
cornrows, this hairstyle requires hair extensions to be worn touching the
scalp. You simply have to begin with a regular cornrow braid, then gradually
incorporating the hair extensions by the nape to create a larger plait.
and Marley Twists
First gaining popularity
in West Africa, Senegalese twists are achieved by wrapping straight hair around
the roots of your natural hair, then two-strand twisting to its ends. Though a similar
technique is used to create Marley twists, what makes it different from the
Senegalese twists is the type of hair involved: Marley hair uses kinky or wavy
hair to resemble the Afro hairstyle.
With daytime temperatures
rising, there’s no better way to protect your hair from the summer heat while
at the same time achieving beautiful looks by getting your very own
Brazilian Curly. These
natural hair extensions are readily available from trusted stores like Crownway Hair
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