Are you on the lookout for new summer hairstyles for afro and natural hair? The days are getting brighter and (hopefully) warmer, which means summer is around the corner! And we love the change in seasons because that means pretty summer hairstyles and outfits! Looking to get inspired? Then just keep scrolling.
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Ponytail With Side-parting
We don’t know about you, but here at Afrocenchix, we’re big fans of the pretty ponytail. You can show off your length and texture or use a pony extension so your ends are safe but you still look summer-ready!
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In our opinion, we think cornrows are not only a practical summer hairstyle for natural hair but also darn cute. Whether your hair is long or short you can rock cornrows this summer – just adjust the size of them accordingly.
Editor’s Tip: You’ll want to use a moisturising spray to refresh your cornrows and an oil to maintain the health of your scalp. Look for natural water-based moisturisers like Sheen Natural Moisturising Spray and Soothe Natural Scalp Oil.
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TWA With Accessories
Think that your hair is too short to do anything stylish this summer? Well, we’re here to let our short-haired sisters know that you can make your TWA cute with a few statement hair accessories and slides. Simple and easy!
We love this summer hairstyle for natural hair because it’s so impactful but it’s so easy to do. Want to know the secret to nailing this look? Three to four central ponytails and a little afro pick to fluff out your afro.
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Pineapple With Headscarf
Want to add a summery element to your everyday pineapple? Why not add a headscarf! There are so many styles to choose from. Just remember to pick something that’s satin or silk lined to protect your edges, locs, braids or coils from friction.
Not everyone is amazing at braiding, which is why this summer hairstyle is ideal. All you need is some curly-friendly hairbands.
Product recommendation: Our Essential Accessories Pack has snag-free endless elastic hairbands and headbands have been crafted specifically with curly and Afro hair in mind. They are stretchy, durable and gentle on your hair.