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Three Easy Natural Hair Styles for The Summer

Three Easy Natural Hair Styles for The Summer

Styling natural hair ain't a walk in the park. Especially during the hot and sweaty days of the summer. But we still have to deal don't we ladies? Over the course of my natural hair journey, I've resorted to these three natural hair styles over and over again. These styles are easy to do, polished and great for my rushed lifestyle.

Easy and natural hair aren't often in the same sentence, but I promise ladies these are simple to do and you can sleep in them. Check out these three easy natural hair style for the summer! Easy and natural hair aren't often in the same sentence, but I promise ladies these are simple to do and you can sleep in them. Check out these three easy natural hair styles for the summer!

The Poof

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I was waaaaay too excited when I was finally able to get my hair into a decent poof a few months ago. With enough length this style is super easy, super polished and has saved me on numerous late night, early morning situations. 

Starting with a few days old twistout or freshly washed hair, I take a thin headband and place the front along my front hairline and the back along my kitchen. I pull the back and the sides of the headband up until I get my desired look. I pull and move my hair until I get my desired shape. I can sleep on this for a few days with a bonnet or silk pillowcase. In the morning refresh with water and moisturizer.

Marley Hair Bun

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I was about 8 months into my natural hair transition when I learned about the marvels of Marley hair. Had to give it up temporarily after my big chop because my hair was too short to pull up. But once I got some length back, it was on! This style is done best with wet hair, either freshly washed or sprayed with a water bottle. 

Add an obnoxious amount of gel to your wet hair and brush up into a small bun. It's easier to manipulate when wet and when it dries your curls will pop! Take a few pieces of Marley hair and attach the ends to the base of your bun using a bobby pin. Twist the hair around the bun, securing with bobby pins as you move along, and tuck the other end of the hair underneath the bun you just created. You can sleep on this for a few days, but I suggested not keeping it in too long for a few reasons. One the style looks better after being redo and two some hair might still be wet in the center and you want that to dry.

Mini Puffs

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This is a variation on the above style. Mini puffs! I started wearing these last summer because they are super cute and easier to do with shorter hair. I especially like to wear these whiling working out. Follow the steps above except divide your hair into two sections (duh) and try to keep the bun evenly placed on both sides. That's the most difficult part for me. Once again you can sleep and exercise in these, but redo them so they can dry and look neat.

Have you tried any of the above styles? What are you go to natural hair styles for the summer? 

xoxo Antoinette Childs aka The Fancy Friend

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