How to Rock Festival braids

How to Rock Festival braids

Summer is here! The sun's out and there are too many festivals to count. Whether you're hitting Notting Hill Carnival, Black Girl Festival, Coachella, Afro Punk, Wireless or Love Box, you want you hair to look it's best.

Keep reading for inspiration for your festival braids and to find out the best  styles to rock this summer. Remember to keep your hair healthy with The Protective Style Set! 

Box braids with hair bling

Box braids are a summer staple for many people with afro hair. There are so many ways to make them your own. You can add ribbons, beads, or gold and silver cuffs for a slightly different look than usual.

Festival box braids with gold cuffs
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Fulani braids

Fulani braids are cornrows with braid patterns inspired by the Fulani people of West and East Africa. Adding beads to the ends of these braids helps them pop! You can easily moisturise your braids with a natural moisturising spray that can be reapplied throughout the day. 

festival braids fulani braids
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Colourful braids

Summer festivals are the perfect time to experiment with colour. And there are so many colours to choose from. We really like Justine Skye’s purple braids. Whether it’s pink, blue or grey, go bold and try a different colour! No matter what hairstyle you choose, keeping your scalp healthy with a natural scalp oil is key!

Justine Skye purple festival braids
Justine Skye purple festival braids

Marley twists

Instead of going for Senegalese twists why not opt for some Marley twists? This style is great for the people who want a protective hairstyle which doesn’t look too different from their own hair.

festival braids marley twists
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Marley twists give us complete carefree vibes and just like any of the other braids you can add something extra to it by adding gold or silver clips, some wiring, ribbons or anything else you think will make it unique to you.


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