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Black Hair Inspiration For Summer Travel

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Summer is here which hopefully means longs days in the sunshine and weekends sunbathing on the beach. It’s also the perfect time to change it up with a protective style that will help to limit the amount of environmental stress on your natural hair. 

Here are a few styles to provide you with some natural summer hair inspirations that are as low-maintenance as they are fabulous.

Jumbo box braids are often a lower cost and lower time commitment option that look fierce from every angle.

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If you’ve ever had box braids down your back, you can appreciate this super cute bob style that reduces the weight and sometimes annoyances often found with longer styles.

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Focus on the details with this versatile, protective style that takes less time than braids.

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Classic box braids are always in style and just the look for island hopping or basking on any tropical coastline.

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RELATED: 5 Curly Hair Events You Should Attend this Summer

Stun with a fuller hairstyle that mimics a natural hair texture. A touch of golden highlights make your ‘do look perfectly sun-kissed.

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Have a little fun with some playfulness and color! Beads and color are the perfect accessories for those who like to make a statement when entering any room… or beach.

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Whether you’ve spent years growing out your locs or opted for the temporary version, this very low-maintenance, protective style is a versatile option that can be worn in many different styles.

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Cornrows don’t typically last as long as box braids, but they still provide a stunningly bold look that will certainly last you through that summer getaway.

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Cornrows are also the perfect style for those who want to spend way less time fussing with their hair, and more time focusing on their next summer adventure.

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