Humidity and hair don’t mix. This simple braid will keep you looking your best this summer!
Just like the seasons change, so should your haircare! As the summer sun beats down from June to August, it’s important to ensure that your hair is well protected and cared for. Breezy styles like this simple braid are gaining popularity this summer, but if hair maintenance isn’t a priority, that beautiful style could fall flat. Adjusting your haircare routine to fit the season is the first step in achieving healthy locks all year round.
Julie Kocanyar, stylist at Reverie Salon in Chicago and Texture finalist for the 2017 North American Hairstyling Awards said, “It’s so important to use a thermal protection on your hair before blowdrying or using curling or straightening tools all the time, but in the summer it’s great to add in a sun protectant as well.”
Sun care for hair, Kocanyar says, is just like applying sunscreen before going outside. She recommends Davines line of sun products called Su. “They have pre-sun care, after care, masks, shampoos, and conditioners.” These sustainable products are sourced from Italy and use eco-friendly manufacturing and packaging processes, making it a great choice for all natural beauty.
With each season comes trendy new styles, and Kocanyar has seen them all. Right now, she’s loving braids and beach waves! “Braids are huge right now, especially for summer, when you want to get your hair off your neck in the heat. If you’re looking for something looser, beach waves are still big – anything with waves is always a great look.”
While summertime calls for being outdoors, the humidity can get in the way of having a good hair day. A sweet but simple braid is the perfect way to keep your hair in check while looking fabulous for summer barbecues, outdoor weddings, or walking a street festival. Doable for any hair length, this Instagram-worthy simple braid stylishly keeps the hair off your neck for those hot summer nights! These easy instructions are just what you need to achieve a beautiful braid that will have you feeling your best.
Part the hair and pull one section to the side
Section off a small section of hair at the hairline
Divide that section of hair into three strands
Take the right strand and place it under the middle strand
Take the left strand and place it under the middle strand
Repeat this method of placing outside strands under the middle strands until all hair has been braided
Once you’ve reached the nape of the neck, stop braiding
Take the middle strand and split in half
Join the outside strands with each section of the split strand
Gently tug on each side to tighten hair
Take a small piece of hair on the left strand and wrap it behind the rest of the strand
Join that small strand with the right side
Take a small piece of hair from the right side and wrap it the rest of that section
Keep taking small sections and joining them with the opposite side
Repeat this method until you reach the end of the hair and tie off with an elastic
Gently tug on the entire braid to make it fuller
Now go rock your fabulous new summer style!