2 Ways to Braid: Spring Summer Hairstyles for Natural Hair

Miriam Herst | 28 May 2019
spring summer styles for natural hair boxer braids

Stay cool with these warm weather-friendly braided styles.

When we think of spring summer hairstyles for natural hair, the first thing that comes to mind is braids. One of the most versatile styles out there, braids can be worn to the office, on the beach, or out for a fancier occasion. Today we’re bringing you two of our top spring summer hairstyles for natural hair: boxer braids and the halo braid. Each one of these looks will reflect your killer braiding skills and keep your hair off your face and neck in the warm weather. Ready to learn how to recreate these styles yourself? Read on:



Spring Summer Hairstyles for Natural Hair



First things first, let’s talk hair products. For each of these styles, you’ll want to grab a bottle of hair gel and a can of hairspray. The hair gel will aid in keep your braid tight and smooth while the hairspray will give the finished look some hold.

We love using Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to smooth out each strand as we braid. After we’re finished braiding, we depend on TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 to lock the look in place.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4

Ready to style? Let’s go:

1. Halo Braid

The halo braid is one of the most versatile hairstyles out there. Is there any other hairstyle that can be worn to a boho-chic wedding and a coffee date?

spring summer styles for natural hair halo
This halo braid will keep you looking and feeling cool.

The intricate and more complicated way to wear a halo braid is to create a dutch braid that begins at one ear and wraps all the way around your head. You can braid your way around and finish the style by tucking the tail back into the braid.

spring summer styles for natural hair halo braid
Braid your hair up and out of your face.

If you’re looking for a simpler version, consider this quick hack. Create two standard three-strand braided pigtails and pin them to your hair right where a headband would sit!

2. Boxer Braids

Next up are the boxer braids. Boxer braids run the length of your head in a tight plait. We love how this style brings the eye upwards for a face defining style. This look is all about the angles!

spring summer styles for natural hair halo boxer braids side view
Boxer braids are a classic braid go-to for a reason.

Finish your braid off with a thin clear hair tie so as not distract from the style itself. This look is also pretty versatile and can be worn for a number of different occasions!

spring summer styles for natural hair boxer braids
It’s important to pull your hair tight against your head as you braid to recreate this style.

 

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